Question Now that Intel is making discrete GPUs, shouldn't it be time that they add VSR/DSR-equivalent feature into their drivers???


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Aug 25, 2001
I find VSR on AMD APUs (DDR4) invaluable in laptops. It let's me run a higher-than-native resolution at the desktop, while still remaining quite readable (sharpening filter?),

NVidia has something equivalent called DSR (Digital Super Resolution).

Of course, they are useful for gaming, too, as a sort of form of super-sampling to improve visual quality, at the expense of a higher render resolution.

Think of it like render scaling for the desktop.

It's an absolute joy to be able to pick up a cheap AMD 3050e (2C/4T budget APU) laptop, with 4GB of DDR4, and some eMMC or a small SSD, for under $300 (closer to $250 or less), and using VSR, set the desktop resolution on the 1080P-native screen, to 4K UHD (!). LOADS of screen real-estate. Being a former programmer, I understand how valuable screen real-estate is for both programming, and web browsing.

I just wish that Intel laptops had a similar ability. I know that at some point, OEM versions of Intel drivers could do this, as I had some Windows 8.1 tablets, 7" size, with 1024x600 native resolution screens, that had been "oversampled" to 1280x768 by the Intel drivers. Of course, the touch-screen was still at native res., so that caused some minor issues, but overall, it worked fairly well. So the Intel drivers, internally, can do this. They just need to expose it as a user-accessible feature, and promote it.
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