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1080p vs 720p for gaming ? difference in b/w them ?

The right monitor for my new rig ? ( 21 " perhaps )
1080p vs 720p display ? are there any noticeable differences ? like more image quality and stuff ,
Amd fx 8320
Ati R9 270
8 gb ram
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  1. There is almost no reason nowadays to get anything less then a 1080p monitor.
    - Desktop space increases as resolution goes up. multitasking becomes easier
    - Unlike living rooms most people set about 2-3 feet from the monintor. 1080p resolution is clearly better then 720p from that distance

    The only reason I would suggest a 720p monitor is if your dealing with entry level GPU's. running a game native resolution will look sharper then a high rez monitor down scaling.
  2. Yes, There is. 1080p greatly increases pixel count which affects quality significantly. The higher the resolution, the more polygons can be rendered, and the more visual pleasing the game will appear.
  3. great call, For a R9 270, short and simply 1080p is the better gaming experience, yes there is a noticeable difference.
  4. Best answer
    This is a great budget monitor:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs228hp

    This one is slightly more but has an IPS panel (slightly better colour, wider viewing angles):
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs229hp

    This is the CHEAPEST that I'd recommend but it doesn't have an HDMI input:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2255

    Some warnings:
    - avoid monitors with LOW or NO customer scores
    - refresh rate of 6ms or less
    - I avoid ACER in general as I've seen a lot of bad experience.
    - You should usually use DVI as your connection, but if you want HDMI for a BluRay player, console or whatever make sure it's included.
  5. PsyKhiqZero said:
    There is almost no reason nowadays to get anything less then a 1080p monitor.
    - Desktop space increases as resolution goes up. multitasking becomes easier
    - Unlike living rooms most people set about 2-3 feet from the monintor. 1080p resolution is clearly better then 720p from that distance

    The only reason I would suggest a 720p monitor is if your dealing with entry level GPU's. running a game native resolution will look sharper then a high rez monitor down scaling.


    the gpu i am opting is the R9 270
  6. the r270 can handle 1080p just fine. When I say entry level graphics I mean like, Intel HD graphics or entry to mid range laptop graphics.
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