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Future ATI Catalyst Drivers - Why you should be excited! - 10.3 New Features - Continued

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Feb 17, 2010 4:58 am
Manufacturer: AMD

Eyefinity Bezel Correction


We've wanted it since the release of Eyefinity and now it's here. Due to the bezels on a monitor, an image that's on any form of an angle doesn't line up. The idea behind bezel correction is that you're able to add more pixels to your display to compensate for the bezels.


Now, in Windows this is something that probably won't really interest you or that you'll notice, because really you shouldn't have anything that spans across the multiple monitors. Instead, each monitor will have its own windows. For example, right now I have my word doc on the middle monitor, 1-2 punch power point presentation on the left and Terry Makedons message about the Catalyst preview along with some emails about the drivers on the right.


Because nothing spans across a bezel, I don't need any correction. When I get into a game, though, and I deal with many angled items, they don't line up. With the Bezel Correction running, I adjust a triangle to the point where it lines up perfectly. What this results in is a new resolution.




In Windows I now have the option to go from 5760 x 1200 to 6048 x 1200. What the bezel correction process did is add 288 pixels to accommodate for the bezels in my three monitor setup.


When you get into games you'll now have an option to select the standard resolution; in my case 5760 x 1200, along with the new Bezel Correction resolution of 6048 x 1200. If you want to accommodate for the bezels, you select the latter resolution; if not, you select the standard one.


On a whole it's something that's quite difficult to explain unless you really use the technology. To give you an idea, though, if you look at the image below, the first one has the Bezel Correction (6048 x 1200) while the second one doesn't (5760 x 1200).






What essentially happens is you can hide things behind the bezels as there are pixels there. The way it all works is pretty cool and a feature that really needed to be added.


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