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1440x900 vs. 1920x1080 Resolution

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July 22, 2013 12:30:38 PM

Should I upgrade my 19" 1440 x 900 monitor to a 21.5" or 23" 1080p? I feel like I might be missing a lot of detail in most newer games, but at the same time I don't want to turn down a bunch of graphical settings. I would also like to get the most out of my recent hardware upgrade, which at 144x900 my hardware might be a bit overkill.

FX-6350
GTX 660
8 GB RAM

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July 22, 2013 12:34:04 PM

u suggest u keep ur 1440x900 as ur GPU cannot max out games at 1080p
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July 22, 2013 12:49:23 PM

I run 2x GTX 460 SE's (slightly lower than standard 460s). I run 2x 1080p screens without any issues whatsoever. I am getting 60 FPS on max settings with Tomb Raider. I've noticed that changing peripherals is the most noticeable when comparing PC upgrades.
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July 22, 2013 1:14:07 PM

I'd say the higher resolution would be an overall improvement to visual quality, even if you have to turn a few settings down from ultra to high in a couple of games to keep your framerates smooth. The higher resolution would also mean you don't have to push your AntiAliasing as high to eliminate the jagged edges.
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July 22, 2013 1:16:34 PM

You are correct you should defiantly upgrade your monitor.
Even without additional graphical settings the upgrade from 1440 x 900 to 1920 x 1080 will make a real difference to your gaming experience.
Personally I would recommend a 21.5 screen as this requires the actual pixels to be smaller and gives you a default sharper picture. Its not always about maxing games out.

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July 22, 2013 5:52:06 PM

Thanks for the opinions!!
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