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Longnius

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    GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
    « on: July 29, 2017, 09:13:42 PM »
    Hello,

    I recently upgraded from a 960 MSI graphics card to a 1070 MSI, I used DDU to uninstall and restarted with the drivers from the Nvidia website ready. Afterwards I opened GeForce Experience to update to the most recent drivers just in case. When I opened some games (Watch Dogs 2, The Witcher, and Far Cry Primal) the graphics even at max were a bit odd as if the grass was at 120p quality. I went to the MSI website and installed their driver as well and still have issues, changed the monitor from 144hz (acer predator) to 120hz, 100hz,85hz, and 60hz to no avail.

    Here is my Speccy info
    • Operating System
         Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      CPU
         Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.50GHz   23 C
         Skylake 14nm Technology
      RAM
         16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1203MHz (16-16-16-39)
      Motherboard
         ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Z170-E (LGA1151)   26 C
      Graphics
         Acer XB241H ([email protected])
         NS-24D510NA17 ([email protected])
         4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (MSI)   40 C
      Storage
         465GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (SSD)   30 C
         931GB TOSHIBA HDWD110 (SATA)   30 C
      Optical Drives
         No optical disk drives detected
      Audio
         NVIDIA High Definition Audio

    Here is my Graphics card more detailed information
    • Monitor 1
         Name   Acer XB241H on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
         Current Resolution   1920x1080 pixels
         Work Resolution   1920x1040 pixels
         State   Enabled
         Multiple displays   Extended, Primary, Enabled
         Monitor Width   1920
         Monitor Height   1080
         Monitor BPP   32 bits per pixel
         Monitor Frequency   144 Hz
         Device   \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
      Monitor 2
         Name   NS-24D510NA17 on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
         Current Resolution   1920x1080 pixels
         Work Resolution   1920x1040 pixels
         State   Enabled
         Multiple displays   Extended, Secondary, Enabled
         Monitor Width   1920
         Monitor Height   1080
         Monitor BPP   32 bits per pixel
         Monitor Frequency   60 Hz
         Device   \\.\DISPLAY2\Monitor0
      NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
         Manufacturer   NVIDIA
         Model   GeForce GTX 1070
         Device ID   10DE-1B81
         Revision   A2
         Subvendor   MSI (1462)
         Current Performance Level   Level 0
         Current GPU Clock   607 MHz
         Current Memory Clock   405 MHz
         Current Shader Clock   405 MHz
         Technology   16 nm
         Bus Interface   PCI Express x16
         Temperature   39 C
         Driver version   22.21.13.8494
         BIOS Version   86.04.50.00.2a
         Memory   4095 MB
            Count of performance levels : 1
                  Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
                     GPU Clock   961 MHz
                     Shader Clock   3855 MHz


    Quantos and I tackled this for a bit but found no solution, if anyone can help, PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

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    Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
    « Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 09:35:58 PM »
    Match the game resolution to the resolution of the monitor.
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      Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
      « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 10:42:17 PM »
      the resolution of the game is set to the monitor already.

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      Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
      « Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 01:24:44 AM »
      Can you get screenshots?
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      Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
      « Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 03:46:36 AM »
      I've also found some other people who had similar issues- assuming it relates to the game textures, shadows, etc. though it was with 9-series cards. They found that it was due the settings being too high for the available Video Memory.
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        Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
        « Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 07:15:03 PM »
        @BC-Programmer :yes sir the game textures all seem off!

        This is the card I have, MSI GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX Video Card.


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          Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
          « Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 07:29:55 PM »
          Here are two screenshots of the pixalation of the mini map of far cry primal.
          https://ibb.co/g5Jzh5

          https://ibb.co/nsbkN5

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          Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
          « Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 12:37:48 PM »
          The only game You've listed that I have is the Witcher 3. I don't notice anything strange in-game. Well, I mean- obviously or I'd be having the same problem, I suppose.

          I wonder if you have the map zoomed in in that pic? Looking at some other images of the game I notice that the minimap in other images appears to show a wider area. It may be that the map has a limited resolution and zooming in will cause the pixels of that map to be more apparent. (in some games zooming in on the full-screen map will zoom the minimap)

          I'm using a 8GB GTX 1070 as well, but from Gigabyte rather than MSI. I upgraded from a Asus 770 GTX. I did not use DDU- just replaced the card and installed the new drivers.

          What Driver version do you have? (Help->System Information from the NVidia Control Panel). I am using 378.92. Perhaps it is an issue introduced in a recent release.

          Interestingly, I've also noticed in my searches that a lot of the people having this issue mention using DDU, enough that I cannot help but think it may not be a coincidence.
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            Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
            « Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 05:28:27 PM »
            in my nvidia control panel under help and about nvidia, my version is 8.1.970.0 .

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              Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
              « Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 05:30:37 PM »
              Also, in my system information, it has the driver version as 384.94

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              Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
              « Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 05:45:36 PM »
              You should revert to the card manuf. drivers to get rid of your issues...

              Newer drivers aint always better drivers...
                 
               
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                Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
                « Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 07:13:08 PM »
                I have never done that before, in your opinion, what would be the safest way to go about doing that?

                I was wrong about DDU so I would rather ask now.

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                Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
                « Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 07:18:42 PM »
                Going back to the older driver version is a good start, since I don't see any issues on the older release. I'd say give 378.92 a shot first, as that is the version that is functioning correctly for me.

                EDIT: You can just download the installer for the appropriate version and install it. You can find the versions by doing an advanced search on the NVidia website, here.

                378.92 version can be found here.


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                  « Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 07:21:57 PM »
                  I downloaded the driver, can I just install that one on top of what I already have or do I need to go to device manager, 1070 properties, and go to roll back driver?

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                  Re: GPU upgrade:960 to 1070- graphics are pixalated
                  « Reply #14 on: August 02, 2017, 07:23:40 PM »
                  I think you replied before my edit- You can just download the installer for the appropriate version and install it. That is how I've rolled back in the past.
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