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GTX 660 2GB overkill for a 1440x900 resolution?

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January 9, 2014 6:17:31 PM

I have an EVGA GTX 660 2GB (non ti and not SC) and im looking for monitors at the moment, and i came across this one.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

would my GPU be overkill? and will it make any performance difference in games.. like as in better FPS than i would if i got an 1920x1080 monitor?
January 9, 2014 6:21:34 PM

The games will look much better on a full HD monitor (1920X1080). FPS should be ok on medium to high settings. 1440X900 is outdated like a CRT. Gey full HD you will be happy you did....
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January 9, 2014 6:25:51 PM

The GPU isn't as important towards the resolution as much as the CPU is, but I think the 660 would be a nice choice, depending on the games you play. If you want, you can head over to systemrequirementslab to see if the 660 would be a good choice for the game you want
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January 9, 2014 6:27:28 PM

i remember when i upgraded from a 1440x900 monitor to a 23"1080p monitor, it was like night and day. even if you have to lower the in-game detail settings a little to get better fps, it still looks way better. You actually see the detail the game has to offer.
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January 9, 2014 6:28:06 PM

Your 660 is capable of running good frame rates at 1080p, at reasonable settings. Using a lower deff monitor
will just lower the picture quality. That is a cheap monitor,not really aimed at gaming.
Dont get me wrong, if you have some years old antique now or are using a small flat screen tv, this asus will be better, but try and find a few more dollars for something better.
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January 9, 2014 6:28:47 PM

TheDoctorIsIn said:
The GPU isn't as important towards the resolution as much as the CPU is, but I think the 660 would be a nice choice, depending on the games you play. If you want, you can head over to systemrequirementslab to see if the 660 would be a good choice for the game you want


you got it completely backwards, the cpu has minimal affect on processing graphics at higher resolution, its pretty much ALL on the GPU. but a gtx660 will run games from medium-ultra detail at 1080p depending on game.
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January 9, 2014 6:32:21 PM

What's your cpu?
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January 9, 2014 6:33:54 PM

so lets use Battlefield 4 and Skyrim for an example with this resolution... my CPU is an AMD FX-6300
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January 9, 2014 6:35:15 PM

I picked you, whitecat, just in case anybody wonders. I am off to amazon.uk to see if I can order one of those RIGHT NOW!
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January 9, 2014 6:44:08 PM

Nope, its £110 here, thats about $140. pass.
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January 9, 2014 6:50:34 PM

bmb2296 said:
so lets use Battlefield 4 and Skyrim for an example with this resolution... my CPU is an AMD FX-6300


with skyrim your cpu is going to be the limiting factor, a gtx660 will run it on ultra at 60 fps solid, that cpu wont, only an intel cpu can maintain 60fps solid on that game. bf4 you should run on medium - high at 1080p, may have to reduce AA if you want really high fps, your cpu should be ok for that game, however the game is buggy as hell and often doesnt run well on the highest end systems.
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January 9, 2014 7:01:41 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
bmb2296 said:
so lets use Battlefield 4 and Skyrim for an example with this resolution... my CPU is an AMD FX-6300


with skyrim your cpu is going to be the limiting factor, a gtx660 will run it on ultra at 60 fps solid, that cpu wont, only an intel cpu can maintain 60fps solid on that game. bf4 you should run on medium - high at 1080p, may have to reduce AA if you want really high fps, your cpu should be ok for that game, however the game is buggy as hell and often doesnt run well on the highest end systems.

But why would my CPU be limiting for Skyrim? not that im saying your wrong its just its a 6 core running at 3.5GHz ive watched others run my exact same build for that game with graphic mods consistently at 50+ FPS
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January 9, 2014 7:12:27 PM

Well, if you don't need 60+ fps in a single player game like skyrim(I know I don't) and 50+fps sound ok to you, go for it.
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