Determining whether 1080p desktop resolution can display 4K in window

Fetherlyt

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I want to know if it's possible to view 4K content in Windows even if the desktop is set to 1080p. I currently have it set to 4K, however some programs don't scale with resolution, so they are unbearably small...

On an off chance alternative, is there a way to adjust a universal setting to reverse that?
 

jimmyEatWord

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it depends , i have an old r9 270x gpu , and in the AMD crimson settings , i can enable super resolution and gpu scaling too , with those two , i can have 2K on my LG tv which i use as a monitor , i'm sure newer better AMD cards can enable you to have a virtual 4K aswell without buying an actual 4K monitor
 

Fetherlyt

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Well it's not that I don't have a 4K monitor. I do. That's why I had it set that way. I just don't want to give up the awesome resolution in order to see what the heck my apps are saying
 

Fetherlyt

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Well that's what I was wondering. I was wondering whether YouTube or Netflix could truly output 4K even with Windows set as 1080p. I thought I'd have to set Windows to 4K as well in order to get any window to display 4K. Obviously full screen games are different, but wasn't sure if full screen video players do the same thing
 

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