If you are a fan of retro games but are having trouble with pixelation. than Integer Scaling is here to help. sometimes playing the classics on a modern computer can be not how you remembered it. With lackluster visuals that don’t seem to add up to how you remember them while playing back in the day.
The resolution is often low when you play retro games on your computer. This means that text will become blurry and unclear when it’s time to read something in-game or look at inventory menus for items. It can be very frustrating! Fortunately, there’s an easy solution: Nvidia integer scaling brings higher resolutions into these old classics so everything stays sharp without looking pixelated like before; this makes all those fuzzy pixels stand out rather than hideaway.
What is integer Scaling
integer Scaling will take a lower resolution image and upscale it to best match your monitor. Which Gives you cleaner text and overall better image quality. Removing blurry and undefined images when playing classic games. Integer scaling doesn’t stop at just classic games you can get similar results on modern games if you have a 4K monitor. A weaker GPU for example won’t be able to reach a 4k resolution but you can turn on integer scaling and run the game at 1080p. Reducing the workload on your GPU but upscaling the graphics quality to make the game look better on your 4k monitor.
How to turn on Integer Scaling
Before we can begin it is worth noting that this will only work on Gefore GTX 16- series or greater. IE RTX 20/3000 series graphics cards. This will not work on a pascal GTX 1080 Ti for example.
First, we will need to make sure that the Geforce drivers that you currently have installed are up to date. Otherwise, you might not have access to this feature yet. Right-click on your desktop, then open up Nvidia Control Panel. For users that have Windows 11, you will have to click show more options. before Nvidia Control Panel can clear. From here you will be able to update your driver.
Open your Nvidia Control panel by right-clicking on the desktop. Then on the left-hand side select Adjust desktop size and position. Integer scaling will be the fourth option select this to turn it on. There you have it you will now be able to run a game with integer scaling.
Remember once you are done playing a game that used integer scaling turn it back off and put the Aspect ratio back on. In contrast, integer scaling improves the quality of classic titles. It won’t have the same effect on modern games or using your desktop for general use.