NVIDIA Control Panel Quick Start Guide

NVIDIA Control Panel Quick
Start Guide
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User’s Guide
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Introduction.......................................................................... 1
About the NVIDIA Control Panel ..................................................
Overview ..........................................................................
Supported Operating Systems..................................................
Supported NVIDIA Products.....................................................
Supported Languages............................................................
Getting Support and Information ................................................
Online Help .......................................................................
2
2
2
2
3
4
4
Technical Support................................................................ 4
System Information.............................................................. 4
2 Understanding the NVIDIA Control Panel....................................... 5
Closing the NVIDIA Control Panel.............................................. 7
About the NVIDIA Control Panel Interface....................................... 8
Using the Main Task Area ....................................................... 9
Using the Select a Task Pane .................................................. 10
Using the Tool Bar .............................................................. 11
Using the Menu Bar ............................................................. 11
3 Accomplishing NVIDIA Control Panel Tasks....................................16
NVIDIA Control Panel Feature List ............................................... 16
NVIDIA Control Panel Groups.................................................. 24
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Figure 2.1 NVIDIA Control Panel (Windows 7 Example) .................................. 8
Figure 2.2 NVIDIA Control Panel Select a Task pane ..................................... 10
Figure 2.3 Navigation History Menu ........................................................ 11
NVIDIA CONFIDENTIAL
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Table 2.4 File Menu Commands ............................................................. 11
Table 2.5 Edit Menu Commands ............................................................. 12
Table 2.6 Desktop Menu Commands ........................................................ 12
Table 2.7 Help Menu Commands ............................................................ 14
Table 2.8 Display Menu Commands ......................................................... 14
Table 2.9 3D Settings Menu Commands .................................................... 14
Table 2.10 Workstation Menu Commands .................................................. 15
Table 3.1 NVIDIA Control Panel Features .................................................. 16
NVIDIA CONFIDENTIAL
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01 INTRODUCTION
This quick start is addressed to users of the NVIDIA® Control Panel software. This guide
focuses on getting you up and running with your NVIDIA software.
For technical details on the features and benefits of the NVIDIA Control Panel software
and details about supported products, drivers, and other software, refer to the NVIDIA
web page — www.nvidia.com.
This chapter discusses the following major topics:
 “About the NVIDIA Control Panel” on page 2
 “Getting Support and Information” on page 4
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Chapter 01 : Introduction
About the NVIDIA Control Panel
Welcome to the NVIDIA Control Panel, designed for Microsoft® Windows® operating
systems. You can use NVIDIA Control Panel to control your NVIDIA hardware and
access other NVIDIA software installed on your system.
Overview
In addition to setting up basic display configurations such as display resolution, refresh
rate, and multiple display use, you can:
 Tune your 3D settings with real-time preview to maximize performance or image
quality
 Customize how 3D applications work in your system
 Adjust your screen colors and contrast
 Set custom timings
 Control video image settings
 Change your HDTV format
 Control special workstation features such as Frame Synchronization.
Note: The NVIDIA Control Panel can be viewed with a desktop DPI
scaling set to a maximum of 250%. Setting the DPI higher than 250%
may result in some content getting cut off from view.
Supported Operating Systems
NVIDIA Release 390 Graphics drivers are available for the following Microsoft®
Windows® operating systems:
• Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Editions
• Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit Editions
• Windows 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit Editions
• Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit Editions
Supported NVIDIA Products
Refer to the release notes and NVIDIA driver download site for the list of products
supported by the driver version that you have installed on your computer.
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Supported Languages
The NVIDIA Graphics Driver supports the following languages in the NVIDIA Control
Panel:
English (USA)
English (UK)
Arabic
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)
NVIDIA Control Panel Quick Start Guide
Portuguese (Euro/Iberian)
Russian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Spanish (Latin America)
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
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Chapter 01 : Introduction
Getting Support and Information
Online Help
 To open the online help, either :
• Press F1 on your keyboard, or
• Select Help from the NVIDIA Control Panel menu bar and then select NVIDIA
Control Panel Help.
 Help on various topics can be viewed using the Contents, Index, or Search tabs.
Technical Support
To access the NVIDIA Technical Support web page go the following web address:
http://www.nvidia.com/page/support.html
System Information
You can get detailed information about your system and the NVIDIA Control Panel
configuration as well as version and copyright information.
 To view copyright and version information about the NVIDIA Control Panel:
From the Help menu, select About NVIDIA Control Panel.
 To view detailed system information:
Open the System Information dialog box by either selecting System Information from
the Help menu, or by clicking the System Information link at the lower left corner
of the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click any of the tabs in the System Information dialog box.
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02 UNDERSTANDING THE NVIDIA
CONTROL PANEL
This chapter describes the NVIDIA Control Panel in the following sections:
 “Opening and Closing the New NVIDIA Control Panel” on page 5
 “About the NVIDIA Control Panel Interface” on page 8
Opening and Closing the New NVIDIA Control Panel
Opening the NVIDIA Control Panel
Note: The NVIDIA Control Panel can be viewed with a desktop DPI
scaling set to a maximum of 250%. Setting the DPI higher than 250%
may result in some content getting cut off from view.
You can open the NVIDIA Control Panel in several ways:
 Right-click the Windows desktop, then click NVIDIA Control Panel from the
context menu, or
Windows 7
 From the Classic View of the Windows Control Panel, click the NVIDIA Control Panel
icon, or
 From the Control Panel Home view of the Windows Control Panel, click Additional
Options and then click NVIDIA Control Panel from the Additional Options page.
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Windows 8
 From the Desktop, go to Settings->Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization, then
click NVIDIA Control Panel.
Windows 10
 Right-click the desktop, then select NVIDIA Control Panel.
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Closing the NVIDIA Control Panel
To close the NVIDIA Control Panel,
 From the File menu, select Exit, or
 Click the Close box in the upper right corner of the program window.
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About the NVIDIA Control Panel Interface
The NVIDIA Control Panel provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your system.
When you start the program for the first time, the NVIDIA Control Panel opens to the
first page listed in the navigation tree. On subsequent visits, the control panel reopens to
the last page visited. The NVIDIA Control Panel user interface consists of these main
areas, as shown in and Figure 2.1:
 Main Task Area
 Select a Task (Navigation tree)
 Menu bar
 Toolbar .
.
Tool Bar
Menu Bar
Select a Task Pane
Figure 2.1
Control Panel Main Task Area
NVIDIA Control Panel (Windows 7 Example)
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Using the Main Task Area
The main task area, in the right pane, displays the application task pages. This area of the
screen is where you will focus most of your attention as you use the NVIDIA Control
Panel to accomplish your goals. You can access specific pages using the navigation tree in
the Select a Task pane.
Depending on your PC manufacturer, there is a Welcome page that appears the first time
you open the NVIDIA Control Panel after installing the driver. On subsequent visits, the
control panel reopens to the last page visited.
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Using the Select a Task Pane
The navigation tree in the Select a Task pane shows all the primary NVIDIA Control pages
that are installed on your system.
The pages are grouped according to the same categories that existed in the previous
version of the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click to expand
or collapse the
group list.
Figure 2.2
Click to open the
corresponding page
in the main task area.
NVIDIA Control Panel Select a Task pane
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Using the Tool Bar
The Toolbar provides quick back and forth navigation between pages. The back and
forward buttons let you navigate sequentially among pages that you have visited.
You can also navigate directly to a previously visited page by clicking the list arrow next
to the back button. The drop-down menu lists all the previously visited pages in the
queue. Click the page that you want.
Figure 2.3
Navigation History Menu
Using the Menu Bar
The Menu bar contains standard Windows menus and menus specific to the NVIDIA
Control Panel, such as the View and Profiles menus.
Menus that are available on the menu bar may vary, depending on the NVIDIA Control
Panel group (such as, Display, Mobile, 3D Settings, or other group) you are using.
File Menu
Commands related to printing, applying changes, and exiting the program are available
on the File menu.
Table 2.4
File Menu Commands
File Menu
Command
Description
Page Setup ...
Set up the current task page for printing. This control may not
be available.
Print...
Print the current task page. This control may not be available.
Print
Preview....
Preview the page before sending it to the printer. This control
may not be available.
Exit
Close the NVIDIA Control Panel program.
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Edit Menu
Commands related to cutting, copying, pasting, and selecting items are available on the
Edit menu.
Table 2.5
Edit Menu Commands
Edit Menu
Command
Description
Cut
Cut the selected text and place in the clipboard. This control
may not be available.
Copy
Copy the selected text and place in the clipboard. This control
may not be available.
Paste
Paste the text currently in the clipboard to the location of the
Windows cursor. This control may not be available.
Select All
Select all items on the current page. This control may not be
available.
Desktop Menu
Commands related to viewing the various pages in the NVIDIA Control Panel
application modules are available on the Desktop menu.
Table 2.6
Desktop Menu Commands
View Menu
Command
Description
Add Desktop
Context Menu
This is selected by default, and adds the NVIDIA Control Panel
menu item to the desktop context menu.
Enable Video
Editing Mode
Select this option to improve the video playback experience
for some video editing applications.
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Table 2.6
Desktop Menu Commands (continued)
View Menu
Command
Description
Add "Run with
graphics
processor"
Option
Select this option to add "Run with graphics processor" to the
program context menu.
When this option is selected, you can choose which graphics
processor to use when starting a program as follows:
1. Right-click the program icon.
2. Click Run with graphics processor and then click the
graphics processor to use.
The selection applies only at the time the program is
launched.
NOTE: This menu option appears only with systems using
NVIDIA © Optimus™ technology.
NOTE: Some programs require elevated user privileges in
order to use the "Run on graphics processor" option from the
program's right-click menu. A pop-up dialog will let you know if
that is the case. In this case, use the controls in the NVIDIA
Control Panel->Manage 3D Settings page to select the graphics
processor.
Display GPU
Activity Icon in
Notification
Area
Select this option so that the GPU Activity icon appears in the
Windows notification area of the taskbar. You can then click
the icon to see which programs and displays are using the
NVIDIA GPU.
NOTE: This menu option appears only with systems using
NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology.
Show
Notification
Tray Icon
Select to show the NVIDIA Control Panel notification tray icon
in the Windows taskbar notification area.
Clicking the NVIDIA Control Panel notification icon offers a
quick way to configure key NVIDIA Control Panel settings.
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Help Menu
Commands related to accessing help, system information, and copyright and version
information are available on the Help menu.
Table 2.7
Help Menu Commands
Help Menu Command
Description
NVIDIA Control Panel
Help
Access the NVIDIA Control Panel online help.
System Information
View detailed information about your system and the
NVIDIA Control Panel configuration.
Debug Mode
Select to remove all overclocking performance and
power settings.
About NVIDIA Control
Panel
View NVIDIA Control Panel version and copyright
information.
Group-Specific Menus
These menus appear only when pages from a specific group are open.
Display Menu
This menu item appears only when a Display group page is open.
Table 2.8
Display Menu Commands
Display Menu Command
Description
Identify Displays
Select to identify the displays configured with your
system.
Show G-SYNC Visual
Indicator
Select to verify that NVIDIA G-SYNC is being used.
3D Settings Menu
This menu item appears only when a 3D Settings group page is open on an SLI system.
Table 2.9
3D Settings Menu Commands
3D Settings Menu
Command
Description
Show SLI Visual Indicator
Select to verify that SLI rendering or SLI antialiasing
is enabled and working.
Show Multi-GPU Visual
Indicator
Select to verify that multi-GPU rendering or multiGPU antialiasing is enabled and working.
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Table 2.9
3D Settings Menu Commands
3D Settings Menu
Command
Description
Show PhysX Visual
Indicator
Select to verify the type of PhysX acceleration the
game is using - CPU or GPU - or if PhysX acceleration
is being used at all.
Workstation Menu
This menu item appears only when a Workstation group page is open.
Table 2.10 Workstation Menu Commands
Workstation Menu
Command
Description
Refresh View
Select to refresh the graphical representation of the
displays and graphics cards installed on your system.
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03 ACCOMPLISHING NVIDIA CONTROL
PANEL TASKS
The NVIDIA Control Panel provides an intuitive layout for locating graphics driver
controls, including most of the controls that were available with the Classic NVIDIA
Control Panel.
 “NVIDIA Control Panel Feature List” on page 16 lists the current features available in
the NVIDIA Control Panel.
 “NVIDIA Control Panel Groups” on page 24 provides an overview of the NVIDIA
Control Panel pages by group.
NVIDIA Control Panel Feature List
Note: With Optimus systems under Windows 10, the Display controls are not available if no display is connected to the NVIDIA GPU.
This is because clone mode across display adapters is handled by
the Windows OS and not by the NVIDIA driver.
Table 3.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Features
Feature
Values (Default in bold)a
Notes
Display/TV Controls
Mode control
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Table 3.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Features
Feature
Values (Default in bold)a
Resolution
Non-HD display - the
native resolution or the
highest safe resolution
from the monitor EDID is
the default.
Notes
HD display - the highest
progressive resolution is
the default.
Refresh rate
Custom timings/resolutions
TV Signal Format Selection
M/NTSC, PAL, M/PAL, N/
PAL, Select by country
Connector Selection
Auto-select
DVI
VGA
Available values depend
on the actual
connection.
S-Video - SDTV
Component
Composite - SDTV
HDMI - HDTV (Vista and
later)
DisplayPort - HDTV (Vista
and later)
LVDS - laptop display
Desktop Color depth
Highest (32-bit)
Medium (16-bit)
Output Color Depth
8 bpc
Display dependent
12 bpc
Output Dynamic Range
Full (0—255)
Limited (16—235)
Output Color Format
RGB, YCbCr422
For HDMI and
DisplayPort connections
Color Control
Brightness
0 - 100%, (50%)
Contrast
0 - 100%, (50%)
Gamma
0.50 - 1.50, (1.00)
Digital Vibrance
0 - 100%, (0%)
Hue
0 - 359 degrees (30)
Flicker Filter
0 - 100%, (50%)
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Table 3.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Features
Feature
Values (Default in bold)a
Notes
Gray border option
Disabled
For analog TVs;
presents unused black
TV borders as gray
Content type (ITC) reported to the
display
Auto select, Desktop
programs, Full-screen
videos, Photos, Movie,
Games
Window 7 and later;
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Enable
Rotation
0, 90, 180, 270 degrees
Some HDMI displays
only - available values
dependent on display
support
Desktop Size and Position
Scaling mode
Aspect ratio
Full-screen
TV, VGA (with EDID),
Digital displays, LVDS
No scaling
Scaling performed on
GPU
Display
Application Scaling override
Off, On
Resize
TV, Digital displays
Position
TV, VGA
Multi-display Options
Single-display mode
Dualview (extended mode)
nView Clone Mode
Smart Clone (including Smart Clone
Properties)
Video Controls
Windows 7 and later,
select Quadro products
“Use video player settings” is the default. If “Use
NVIDIA settings” is selected, the following values
apply.
Color Settings
Brightness
0 - 100%, (50%)
Contrast
0 - 100%, (50%)
Hue
0 - 100%, (0%)
Saturation
0 - 100%, (50%)
Gamma (including separate RGB)
0.3 - 3.00, (1.00)
Advanced Color Settings
Dynamic Range
Full (0—255)
Limited (16—235)
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Table 3.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Features
Feature
Values (Default in bold)a
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Disabled
Color Enhancement
Disabled
Notes
Image Settings
Edge Enhancement
0 - 100%, (0%)
Noise Reduction
0 - 100%, (0%)
Inverse Telecine option
Disabled
Internet Video Enhancement option
Disabled
Select GeForce 8 series
and later GPUs
For each audio-capable
display, select the display
or select “Turn off audio”.
Windows 7 and later.
For GPUs that support
digital audio when an
HDMI or DisplayPort
connection is made.
Digital Audio
Verify displays that will appear as
audio devices in the Windows Sound
Settings
Portal to the Windows Sound Settings
panel
HDCP
Capability verification page
For GPUs that support
HDCP.
3D Application Controls
Preferred graphics processor
High-performance NVIDIA
processor,
Integrated graphics,
Force high-performance
NVIDIA processor use,
Force integrated graphics
use,
Auto-select
Optimus systems
Ambient Occlusion
Off, Performance, Quality
Windows 7and later
Anisotropic filtering
Application-controlled,
Off, card-specific settings
Antialiasing - Mode
Application-controlled,
Off, Enhance the
application setting,
Override any application
setting
Antialiasing - Setting
Application-controlled,
card-specific settings
Antialiasing - FXAA
Off, On
Antialiasing line gamma
Off, On
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Table 3.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Features
Feature
Values (Default in bold)a
Antialiasing - gamma correction
Off, On
Antialiasing - transparency
Off, Multisampling,
supersampling
Buffer-flipping mode
Auto-select,
Block transfer
CUDA - GPUs
[All CUDA-capable
GPUs]
Notes
NVIDIA Quadro cards
DFR - Factors
DFR - Smoothness
Deep color for 3D applications
Allow, disable
DSR Factors
OFF
Available factors depend
on system capability.
Fermi-based and later
desktop GPUs.
Windows 7 and later
Examples:
1.20x (native resolution)
1.50x (native resolution)
2.00x (native resolution)
etc.
DSR Smoothness
OFF
0 - 100%
Fermi-based and later
desktop GPUs.
Windows 7 and later
Exported pixel types
8-bpp and/or RGB555
format, None
NVIDIA Quadro cards
Maximum pre-rendered frames
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Limits frame prerendering
Monitor Technology
G-SYNC, ULMB, Fixed
Refresh Rate
Multi-display/mixed-GPU
acceleration
Single, Compatible, or
Multiple display
performance modes
Multi-GPU performance mode
single-GPU, alternate
frame rendering 1 & 2,
split frame rendering, or
multi-GPU antialiasing
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Table 3.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Features
Feature
Values (Default in bold)a
Notes
Optimize for Compute Performance
Off, On
Windows 10, Maxwell
GPUs and later.
Offers significant
improvement for some
Compute applications.
Care should be taken
when turning this
setting ON, as there can
be unpredictable
effects with some
applications and
graphics features.
OpenGL Rendering GPU
Auto-select,
NVIDIA Quadro FX or
NVS cards
Power management mode
Adaptive,
NVIDIA driver controlled,
Prefer maximum
performance,
Prefer consistent
performance,
Optimal power
Windows 7 and later
Preferred Refresh Rate
Application-controlled,
Highest available
Windows 7 and later
Shader Cache
On, Off
SLI performance modes
single-GPU, alternate
frame rendering 1 & 2,
split frame rendering, or
SLI antialiasing
Stereo - Display mode
Select to match stereo
viewing hardware
NVIDIA Quadro cards
Stereo - Enable
Off, On
NVIDIA Quadro cards
Stereo - Force shuttering
Off, On
NVIDIA Quadro cards
Stereo - Swap eyes
Off, On
NVIDIA Quadro cards
Stereo - Swap mode
Application controlled,
Per eye,
Per Eye-pair
Texture filtering - anisotropic mip
filter optimization
Off, On
Texture filtering - anisotropic sample
filter optimization
Off, On
Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias
Allow, Clamp
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Table 3.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Features
Feature
Values (Default in bold)a
Notes
Texture filtering - Quality
High quality, Quality,
Performance, High
performance
Balance between
quality and
performance
Texture filtering - Trilinear
optimization
Off, On
Threaded optimization
Off, On
Triple buffering
Off, On
Vertical sync
Use the 3D application
setting, Off, On,
Adaptive, Adaptive (half
refresh rate), Fast
Adaptive settings are
available only on
Windows 7 and later,
and only if Monitor
Technology is set to
ULMB or Fixed
Refresh Rate.
Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames
Use the 3D application
setting, 1, 2, 3, 4
Sets the frame prerendering
Whisper Mode
Off: Disabled by GeForce
Experience
Available on Pascal and
later GPUs, on singleGPU configurations.
On: Enabled by GeForce
Experience and applied as
a Global Setting. Frame
rates are capped at 40 or
60 fps, depending on the
application.
For systems with
multiple CPUs
WhisperMode slider:
Appears under Program
Settings when enabled in
GeForce Experience.
Surround Configuration
For systems with SLI
ready GPUs.
PhysX Configuration
For systems with PhysXcapable GPUs, a
minimum of 256MB
dedicated graphics
memory, and a
minimum of 32
processor cores
SLI/Multi-GPU Configuration
For systems with SLI or
multi-GPU ready GPUs.
3-way SLI Mode
Quad SLI Mode
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a. Defaults for the 3D application controls are for the Global Settings tab. Under the Program Settings tab, Use global setting is typically the default setting.
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NVIDIA Control Panel Groups
This section provides an overview of the NVIDIA Control Panel groups.
 “Using the Display Pages” on page 24
 “Using the Video Pages” on page 24
 “Using the 3D Settings Pages” on page 25
 “Using the Stereoscopic 3D Pages” on page 25
 “Using the Mobile Pages” on page 26
 “Using the Workstation Pages” on page 26
Using the Display Pages
The actual tasks available on your system depend on your system hardware, such as the
number and type of displays connected. Use the Display group pages to:
 Run the wizard to optimize your display configuration.
 Change the display resolution.
 Change the scaling on your flat panel display.
 Adjust desktop color settings.
 Rotate the display.
 Adjust custom timings.
 Configure multiple displays, including Spanning or Clone modes.
Spanning modes are available only with Windows XP.
 Adjust your television picture quality and video color settings for the best possible
viewing in its environment.
 Change the position and size of the desktop/video to best fit your television or HDTV
(high definition television) screen.
 Change the signal format to use for your standard television or HDTV as well as
change country-specific signal or the HDTV format.
 Verify the HDCP capability of your system.
 Access digital audio controls.
Using the Video Pages
The actual tasks available on your system depend on your system hardware, such as
whether or not you have a TV connected and enabled. Use the Video page to:
 Adjust video and image color settings.
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Using the 3D Settings Pages
The actual tasks available on your system depend on your system hardware, such as
whether or not you have an SLI-ready system. Use the 3D Settings page to:
 Change the image and rendering settings of your 3D applications and games that
utilize Direct3D and OpenGL technology.
 Assign specific 3D settings to a game so that these settings automatically load when a
game is launched (available under Advanced view).
 Set up your SLI or multi-GPU configuration as well as PhysX configuration.
GPU temperature monitoring and GPU overclocking features are not included in the 3D
Settings page. To use this functionality you must install NVIDIA nTune software.
Using the Stereoscopic 3D Pages
The Stereoscopic 3D pages are part of the NVIDIA 3D Vision software for viewing 3D
programs and games in stereoscopic 3D. Use the Stereoscopic 3D pages to:
 Control stereoscopic 3D settings.
Enable stereoscopic 3D, adjust 3D depth, select a 3D laser sight, view and set the
keyboard shortcuts, and run the setup wizard and various tests.
 View game compatibility.
See a stereoscopic 3D compatibility rating for a number of games, along with possible
issues and recommendations for each game.
 Control 3D Vision Pro settings.
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Pro is the professional version of the 3D Vision™ stereo
glasses and emitter. While the 3D Vision kit uses infrared (IR) communication from
the emitter to the stereo glasses, the 3D Vision Pro kit uses radio frequency (RF) bidirectional communication between the stereo glasses and 3D Vision Pro hub. This
allows multiple 3D Vision Pro hubs to be used in range of each other without conflicts.
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Chapter 03 : Accomplishing NVIDIA Control Panel Tasks
Using the Mobile Pages
The Mobile group is available if the NVIDIA software is installed on a notebook
computer under Windows XP.
Use the Mobile page to extend your notebook computer’s battery life using NVIDIA
PowerMizer technology
Using the Workstation Pages
The Workstation group is available if you have an NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics card
installed.
The actual tasks available depend on which NVIDIA Quadro FX product you have
installed. Use the Workstation page to:
 Synchronize your displays using frame sync or genlock technology.
 View a graphical representation of the displays and graphics cards installed on your
system.
 Manage serial digital interface (SDI) output (requires NVIDIA Quadro FX SDI
solution.)
 Configure Mosaic mode to combine multiple displays into a larger virtual canvass.
 Overlap the edges of adjacent displays.
Display edge blending is no longer available.
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