Best Custom Resolution for 15" Retina on Win 7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Radiating, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    I'm just wondering what everyone else is using as their resolution for windows 7 on the 15" rMBP.

    I'm currently running 2400 x 1500 with 140% DPI scaling. I'm getting very little bluring and excellent usability but my eyes are straining a bit

    What is everyone else using with their machines on windows 7/8?
  2. DTKblaster macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2012
    2880x1800 (native) with scaling set to 199%

    200% is a mess but 199 is great, using internet explorer too for working scaling.
  3. Radiating, Dec 24, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012

    Radiating thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    I tried this too but I kept running into issues with some apps not scaling at all.

    I'm curently running 2304x1440 with 145% scaling with XP style dpi scaling to further help with this issue. It seems to be a great compromise.
  4. Drask macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    I'm using windows 8 with 150% DPI, to me seems that windows 8 handles DPI better than windows 7.
  5. Radiating, Dec 25, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012

    Radiating thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    I just wanted to post an update. I spent the last few days messing around with resolution A LOT, and I found that the following settings resulted in the absolute best results:

    Resolution 2304 x1440, this is precisely 125% scaling from the normal resolution, but more importantly this has the ABSOLUTE least amount of moire possible. I tried over 100 other resolutions, and all of them produced severe moire. This one produces almost none.

    I then used 150% scaling with windows XP style scaling (custom option), if you use anything other than the default intervals of scaling (125% 150% etc), then icons and other things will be messed up.

    Using Windows XP style scaling is also nessesary as this makes menu bars etc NON scaled, which elimiates blurriness. Google Chrome was completely blured with XP style scaling disabled and so were many other programs.

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