Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

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

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
May 4, 2014 10:33:42 PM

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
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 4, 2014 11:02:45 PM

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.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 4, 2014 11:02:51 PM

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.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b 4 Gaming
a c 90 C Monitor
May 4, 2014 11:13:13 PM

great call, For a R9 270, short and simply 1080p is the better gaming experience, yes there is a noticeable difference.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 4, 2014 11:25:17 PM

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.
m
0
l
May 5, 2014 2:02:06 AM

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
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 5, 2014 8:28:17 AM

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.
m
1
l
!