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Flodgy

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#1 10 years ago

Howdy folks,

Currently I'm using a 17" monitor running at 1280x1024, using a 7900GS 256MB.

If I were to upgrade to a 21" in the near future (mate is purchasing a new one.. giving old one to me), what would I increase the resolution too for a clear image and so on? More importantly, would this increase the strain on my graphics card?

From what I gather, yes, it would, simply because it's a larger image, but by how much exactly? Would it be dramatic or not noticeable?

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Bs|Archaon

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#2 10 years ago

If it's a 21" widescreen LCD then you're probably looking at something around 1680x1050. And yes, running games at a higher resolution does require more work from your graphics card. Having said that - although I'd suggest running Windows at a high resolution - games don't look terrible when run on a slightly lower one, so you could probably using something like 1280x800 or 1440x900 without noticing too much quality loss. Assuming it's a decent monitor, that is.




Flodgy

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#3 10 years ago

Thanks mate! Should have it within a week so we'll see how it goes. My main concern is performance with games, as I'm not willing to really lower the graphical quality too much... yet I have to increase the resolution.

Bah. That sounds stupid.




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#4 10 years ago

If any games you have now, struggle at your current resolution with the 7900, you will notice a definite decrease in performance @ 1680 res. I would run games at 1280*1024 without scaling if I notice too much of a performance drop.