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How to increase sharpness in Windows 10? (Laptop)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, was using my laptop, then suddenly the screen flickered (turned off and back on) and for some reason the display drivers for my Ryzen 3 3200U stopped working. Was going to reinstall it, but out of curiosity decided to launch my favorite game, Overwatch, and I saw a noticeable increase in fps! I think that is because the Radeon software had a lot of "bloatware" that I don't need anyways, well, except one thing. I mostly play Esport titles, and for Overwatch, I dropped the render scale in-game and increased the sharpness in the radeon software, and it worked quite well.

Now, I have to 3 questions :

1) Am I missing much without the drivers?

2) Is there a way to increase sharpness in windows 10?

3) Since the drivers are still technically on my laptop, should I use DDU to fully uninstall them?

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Your driver software was not disabled. A GPU with no drivers can barely push 30 FPS moving windows around on the desktop, let alone playing a game. Try playing a game in safe mode and you'll see what I mean. There is no built in way to sharpen in Windows 10, that's handled by GPU drivers.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

Your driver software was not disabled. A GPU with no drivers can barely push 30 FPS moving windows around on the desktop, let alone playing a game. Try playing a game in safe mode and you'll see what I mean. There is no built in way to sharpen in Windows 10, that's handled by GPU drivers.

Yup, I'm dumb.. When I try to open the Radeon software it says "Radeon Software and Driver versions do not match". So I think I figured it out. last time I was updating the driver, I went to check for Windows updates, which I think then thought that I didn't have display drivers and installed a different version (causing the sudden flicker). Checked the driver version in windows, and its from 22/7/2019.

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28 minutes ago, Vendetta3 said:

Yup, I'm dumb.. When I try to open the Radeon software it says "Radeon Software and Driver versions do not match". So I think I figured it out. last time I was updating the driver, I went to check for Windows updates, which I think then thought that I didn't have display drivers and installed a different version (causing the sudden flicker). Checked the driver version in windows, and its from 22/7/2019.

DDU the broken driver and I stall the latest ones from AMD

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, 5x5 said:

DDU the broken driver and I stall the latest ones from AMD

For now at least, I don’t think I’m gonna do that. I’m currently getting much better fps than before (on the latest drivers).

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1 minute ago, Vendetta3 said:

For now at least, I don’t think I’m gonna do that. I’m currently getting much better fps than before (on the latest drivers).

You'll get instability and other issues....

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, 5x5 said:

You'll get instability and other issues....

Seems fine for now. Will update if I notice any instabilities. Ty!

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