SOLVED! How To Get 2560×1080 Resolution

SOLVED! How To Get 2560×1080 Resolution

While many monitors support 2560×1080 resolution nowadays, it’s uncommon to see Windows users asking about how to get 2560×1080 resolution. If 2560×1080 is supposed to be one of the resolutions available on your monitor but you cannot enable it, the display driver must have been outdated and you should update it. Aside from that, you may want to check out cable, run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter, clean boot, … Read to the end to be able to learn what must be done to set the monitor resolution to your liking.

Resolution Not Available: Breakdown

Display Driver 

In case you don’t know, computers rely on drivers to manage devices and if the drivers run into issues, problems ensue. Regarding display driver, if you keep it up-to-date, your monitor should be able to display graphics in whatever resolution you like. On the other hand, if you neglect updates for the display driver, missing resolution is one of the consequences. On the bright side, you don’t have to do much if the driver is the one responsible. 


Quite a few factors affect the resolution of monitors and cable is one of them. Currently, not all cables on the market support 2560×1080 resolution so while learning how to get 2560×1080 resolution, you should pay attention to cable. 

Software Conflict 

While third-party apps prove handy in most of the cases, they cause software conflict at times as well. Depending on the situation, software conflict could mess up the resolution of the monitor. Unable to get your monitor to display on 2560×1080 resolution? Then it’s strongly recommended that you take software conflict into account.

How To Access The Resolution

Update Display Driver

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc then press Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Display adapters, right-click your graphics card and pick Update driver. 
  • Step 3: Hit Search automatically for the driver then follow onscreen instructions to update the driver.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, go to display settings to change the resolution and see how things turn out.

Note: You recently updated the display driver? Then there is a good chance that the driver update is the cause and you should roll back to a previous version. 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc then press Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Display adapters, right-click your graphics card and pick Properties. 
  • Step 3: Go to the Driver tab, hit Roll Back Driver and follow onscreen instructions.
  • Step 4: The moment the process completes, restart your computer. 

Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

As the name suggests, Hardware and Devices troubleshooter is capable of resolving issues that plague hardware and devices of computers. If you have a hard time setting the monitor resolution to  2560×1080, give Hardware and Devices troubleshooter a go.

  • Step 1: Go to the Search bar, type Control Panel and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: In the Control Panel, change View by to Large icons, click Troubleshooting and pick View all.
  • Step 3: Select Hardware and Devices, choose Next and follow onscreen instructions.

Think About The Cable

In the beginning, make sure that your cable supports 2560×1080 resolution from the get-go. If your cable supports 2560×1080 resolution, proceed to check for signs of damages. Proceed to repair/replace the cable if necessary. Last but not least, settings to get the full 2560×1080 resolution. For most computers, you can do this by going to your display settings and choosing the 2560×1080 resolution option. 

Clean Boot

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type msconfig and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: In System Configuration, head over to Services Tab, choose Hide all Microsoft services and select Disable all.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the Startup tab, hit Open Task Manager and disable everything you see.
  • Step 4: Close Task Manager, return to System Configuration and hit OK to save the changes.  
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

If your monitor could display graphics in 2560×1080 resolution after a clean boot, feel free to conclude that software conflict is at fault. At that point, you should get rid of recently installed apps. Finally, go through the following steps to change back to normal startup.

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type msconfig and press Enter.
  • Step 2: On the General Tab of System Configuration, select Normal Startup and choose OK.
  • Step 3: Hit Restart once prompted.

Resolution Q&A

What is the maximum resolution that an Intel graphics card can support?

The answer to this question varies from case to case. However, today’s Intel graphics card could support resolutions up to 2560×1080.  

Can I get a list of resolutions that my Intel graphics support?

. Intel provides a list of available resolutions for all of its graphics cards. You can see that list by visiting the Intel website.

Is it possible to set different resolutions for different monitors in extended desktop mode?

In extended desktop mode, you could set different resolutions for different resolutions. All you have to do is go to the Display settings, hit the resolution drop-down menu of each monitor set the resolution you want.

Is native resolution the same as optimal resolution?

In a nutshell, native resolution of a monitor is its actual resolution while the maximum resolution is the highest resolution that can be scaled to the native resolution.

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