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Windows 7: Monitor Decision


06 Nov 2009   #1

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

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06 Nov 2009   #2

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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.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

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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?
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06 Nov 2009   #4

 
 

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

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?
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06 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

No. Higher res monitor always better in all cases.
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06 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

but the performance would be better on a lower resolution monitor?
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06 Nov 2009   #8

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.
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06 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

ahh ok thanks so buying a higher resolution monitor doesnt really affect performance?
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06 Nov 2009   #10

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.
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