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Windows 7: GTA IV max settings

09 Aug 2010   #41
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dampkring View Post
Is there a big difference between 1440900 and 16801050 concerning the amount of resources needed?
Not interested in 3D at all, don't wanna throw up
Video and graphics bandwidth (and the resources needed to generate them) increase at an exponential rate to screen resolution.. for 2d graphics it's approximately the square of the difference in vertical x horizontal resolution and for 3d it's cubed.


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09 Aug 2010   #42
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dampkring View Post
I'm only afraid that some games could be stretched
check that list.

and i think all latest games support widescreen.
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09 Aug 2010   #43
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dampkring View Post
I'm only afraid that some games could be stretched
They'll only look out of proportion if you run a resolution that isn't native to the screen ratio, such as if you try running a 16:9 resolution on a 16:10 monitor.
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09 Aug 2010   #44
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dampkring View Post
I'm only afraid that some games could be stretched
As already mentioned, all new games support widescreen resolutions and aspects.

Only much older titles without WS/ratio support will be stretched.

If you did have an old title that does display this behaviour, a lot of monitors have a 1:1 option that will display the aspect ratio correctly. (adds black borders to side and bottom to maintain a 1:1 ratio)
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10 Aug 2010   #45
Dampkring

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Video and graphics bandwidth (and the resources needed to generate them) increase at an exponential rate to screen resolution.. for 2d graphics it's approximately the square of the difference in vertical x horizontal resolution and for 3d it's cubed.
does it means yes there is a huge difference and the amount of resources is much greater? Seven Eleven states "not much for modern cards"... true?

So what is better for gaming, 16:9 or 16:10? Should I actually take a 19201080 screen or is 16801050 good enough? I just wanna pick up the best ViewSonic screen for my specs, knowing I wanna run everything on native resolution without any problems. I fear the VX2268wm is not the good option because of the 3D, which I don't wanna use at all. The VX2260wm seems to be a much better choice, it's 19201080 with 2ms...
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10 Aug 2010   #46
madtownidiot

 

you can get a pretty accurate estimate of the difference in required resources between two resolutions by doing the math. Seven Eleven is correct. With 2d graphics it doesn't matter much because nearly all newer GPUs can handle any desktop resolution most available monitors are capable of. It really only matters with 3D gaming. If you know a certain game requires 2 GB of graphics memory at 1680 x 1050, it's going to need about 3.2 GB to run at the same settings @ 1920*1080
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10 Aug 2010   #47
Dampkring

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

But what should I go for 16:9 or 16:10?
The VX2268wm (1680 x 1050) could be a good option I guess, even if I don't use 3D
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10 Aug 2010   #48
madtownidiot

 

Personally, I'd go with 1920*1080 (16x9).. I use the same for everything except the most graphics intense games.. Crysis 2 @ 1280x720 works pretty well on my gaming rig at max settings, but starts to lag when I increase the resolution any further.
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10 Aug 2010   #49
Dampkring

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

I found this one wich seems to be very good: LG W2286L
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11 Aug 2010   #50
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dampkring View Post
I found this one wich seems to be very good: LG W2286L
lol they write that it supports Full HD 1080p but it's only 1680x1050

in my opinion anything less than 24" but with full HD resolution (1920x1080) is a no go.
desktop elements (fonts, icons etc) will be too small to comfortably look at.
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