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is a 1280x1024 monitor capable of playing games at 1080p

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April 12, 2014 3:30:56 AM

so i am thinking of getting into PC gaming and i have a 6 year old HPL1706 monitor that has a max resolution of 1280x1024. Will it be able to play a game like battlefield at 1080p? The PC i am planning on getting has an AMD R9 270X. should i go out and buy a new monitor playing games at 1080 medium to high settings or stick with my current monitor and play games at 720p or higher at high to ultra settings
thank you very much for the help
April 12, 2014 3:34:43 AM

The so called "1080p" is just a casual word for 1920x1080 so no the monitor cannot display games at "1080p". The resolution is kinda horrible so I'd definitely buy a new monitor.
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April 12, 2014 3:39:57 AM

nyxanna said:
The so called "1080p" is just a casual word for 1920x1080 so no the monitor cannot display games at "1080p". The resolution is kinda horrible so I'd definitely buy a new monitor.

On a game like battlefield 4 is there a 1280x1024 resolution and if there is will the image quality be very noticeable when compared to 1920x1080
thank you for the help
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April 12, 2014 4:00:44 AM

Image quality will be noticeable. No doubt about it.
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April 12, 2014 4:08:43 AM

cst1992 said:
Image quality will be noticeable. No doubt about it.


ok so there will be a difference but what will be the highest resolution i will be able to play games on the monitor? it has a resolution 1280x1024
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April 12, 2014 4:11:30 AM

1280x1024 of course. The R9 270x should give you very high performance on that resolution. However, to reap the true benefits of your GPU, it's recommended you get a 1920x1080(1080p) monitor.
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April 12, 2014 4:17:32 AM

cst1992 said:
1280x1024 of course. The R9 270x should give you very high performance on that resolution. However, to reap the true benefits of your GPU, it's recommended you get a 1920x1080(1080p) monitor.


thank you very much :) 
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April 12, 2014 4:19:41 AM

You're welcome.

BTW what kind of PC are you getting? Are you building it yourself or buying it readymade or buying parts and paying someone to build it for you?
I'd recommend against the second option as the 'on sale killer deal' PC's you get on best buy are not a very good investment. It depends on the parts, though.
The first option is obviously the best, as you don't have a lot of overhead, and the third option is when you don't have confidence in building yourself.
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