Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Monitor Decision

06 Nov 2009   #1
FatalThumbs

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Monitor Decision

Hi Guys

First post on here, just installed windows 7 last night.
I have a bit of a dilema. I have just recieved a Samsung 225bw 22inch monitor @ 1680 x 1050. My question is with the machine specs i have now will i be able to run most games on top settings with a smooth frame rate at this resolution both now and in the foreseeable future or am i best reverting back to my 1280 x 1024 monitor.

I know its a bit of a nooby question but im just after some advice.

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #2
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FatalThumbs View Post
Hi Guys

First post on here, just installed windows 7 last night.
I have a bit of a dilema. I have just recieved a Samsung 225bw 22inch monitor @ 1680 x 1050. My question is with the machine specs i have now will i be able to run most games on top settings with a smooth frame rate at this resolution both now and in the foreseeable future or am i best reverting back to my 1280 x 1024 monitor.

I know its a bit of a nooby question but im just after some advice.

Thanks
o yea with that setup you shouldn't have to much of a problem i have that same gfx card and im running at 1680x1050 no problems here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #3
FatalThumbs

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

You system is much better than mine in other areas but you think ill be ok for a while yet for say when Bad Company 2 comes out?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

It may not be able to max everything on every game, but you'll certainly be able to find a happy medium.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #5
FatalThumbs

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

So would it help if my monitor was say 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 900 instead of 1680 x 1050?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

No. Higher res monitor always better in all cases.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #7
FatalThumbs

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

but the performance would be better on a lower resolution monitor?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #8
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Graphic card performance does not depend on which monitor you're using. It depends on how you have the driver (or game itself) set.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #9
FatalThumbs

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

ahh ok thanks so buying a higher resolution monitor doesnt really affect performance?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

No performance affected, correct. Higher res monitor only allows you to use higher res when you want it. (Which would be always for regular 2d desktop.)

Higher res = less performance in game BUT you will at least have the option to go as high. You can lower game resolutions if the card is unable to keep up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Monitor Decision




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Decision regarding Ext or Int HDD
Good day to all. Decision time.I want to get two 1TB HDD for backing up purposes,The reason for two is to double backup. Now what would be the best option An Internal ones or a portable one,The point regarding an External one that is one of my choices is that I have a docking station that will...
General Discussion
OS decision
Hi, I've got this "problem", and that is I don't know what OS should I use. In the last year I've used Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and I tried almost all good & legit tweaks on the internet and still it felt slow. I also tried Windows 8.1 x64 and it feels slow too. My specs are: ...
General Discussion
Difficult decision or much ado about nothing?
Along with operating system expertise I figure that many posters here use web hosting of some sort and maybe have some good advice on the following. A few years ago an acquaintance that I've known for years online offered me free web hosting on Dreamhost with whom he has an arrangement for...
Chillout Room
need help with router decision?
ok i need a new router my old crappy one just isnt working anymore. im trying to decide between the netgear N900 and N600 i have my desktop PC, xbox, and directv system hard wired to the router. I thne have my Mac, 2 ipads, 3 smartphones, a wifi printer, and PS3 using the wireless connection....
Network & Sharing
Help making a decision
Im torn between getting an ssd or another hd5850 ( to xfire) what would you recommend
Hardware & Devices
Back up Decision !
I'm trying to choose which of these Backup Programs is amongst the best, input is welcome by my list, what would you recommend either from the list or another suggestion? :mad2: Karenís Replicator Review NovaBackup Acronis True Image Home BackUp Maker
Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App