Change Resolution

Using the controls on this page, you can

Resolution: Use this control to set the screen resolution for the selected display. As you increase the screen resolution value, you display more information on your screen, but the information decreases in size. The current setting is displayed below the slider.

Refresh rate: Use this list to set the refresh rates for the currently selected display. A higher refresh frequency reduces flicker on your screen.


Connector: This indicates the connector that the GPU sees for the selected display.

TV format: If you are using a standard television and have chosen Composite or S-Video as your connector, this lists the signal formats based on country location.

Customize: Click to open the Customize dialog box that allows you to apply additional resolutions to your display. This is useful if your display requires a resolution that Windows does not offer.


Color Settings

NOTE: (Windows 10) Beginning with Windows 10 Creator's Update (Redstone 2), the operating system controls these color settings. You can either use the Windows settings, or override them through the NVIDIA Control Panel by selecting the Use NVIDIA color settings check box.

Desktop color depth: Use this list to set your color quality for the selected display. Increasing color quality lets you view more photo-realistic images and is recommended for most desktop publishing and graphics illustration applications.

Note: If you need to set your color quality to 256 colors to run a game or other software program that requires it, right-click the program icon or name on your desktop or Start menu, then click Properties. Click the Compatibility tab and then select the Run in 256 colors check box. Your display will revert to your default color setting when you close the program.

Output color depth: This settings controls the bits-per-color (bpc) depending on the capabilities of the display.

Note: Beginning with Release 470 RTX Enterprise drivers, 10 bpc is available for custom resolutions. Bandwidth limitations may prevent 10 bpc from appearing as an option. In this case, create or select a custom resolution with a lower resolution or refresh rate.     

Output color format: This setting appears only when HDTVs are connected though HDMI or DisplayPort connections, and lets you choose the color space that looks best on your TV.

Output dynamic range:  You can select the dynamic range (16 to 235 or 0-255) of the RGB color format on HDMI and DisplayPort displays. If supported by the display, the full RGB range (0-255) preserves black detail and white peaks based on the game and application you are running.  





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