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Playing pc fps games on 36" screen ?

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March 3, 2011 7:09:03 PM

I want to get a 36" screen for gaming. Been looking around some and I am supposing that if I want to play on a 36" screen I

will have to use a TV screen...

Anyone know what screen resolution I should play at with 36" screen, am upgrading my power supply and graphics card too...

so want to make sure that I get right graphics card for proper resolution on a 36" screen. My computer has hdmi, have i7 870

intel processor and mother board with intel chip set.

Oh also anyone know what specs on a 36" monitor I should have for best fps performance?

For now I am not too concerned about price just want to know what is best for performance and then will take it from there.s

Any comments suggestions appreciated.

Thanks!!!
March 3, 2011 8:05:13 PM

Screen size does not matter. Only the resolution matters. All 32"+ LCD HDTVs and 42"+ Plasma HDTV are 1920 x 1080 resolution.

No HDTV recommendations. However, when playing games on a HDTV you want it to operate in 60Hz mode, not 120Hz or 240Hz modes. Those modes causes the HDTV to do video processing which smooths out video playback for movies and gives that "live look", but causes input lag for games.
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March 3, 2011 8:06:34 PM

if its a tv screen teh highest they'll go (without silly silly money) is 1920x1080. whether its 1920x1080 at 22" or 50" makes no odds really, although the pixel pitch may make you want to use AA more, so anything that can cope easily with that resolution with high degrees of AA. 570/580 or a 6950/6970 I suppose to be future proof for a little while.
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March 3, 2011 8:14:43 PM

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March 3, 2011 8:15:46 PM

Thank you for replies very helpful info!!!
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March 4, 2011 4:24:14 AM

Ya...

That is what I said... am getting a new gpu for a 36 inch screen so wanted to know what resolution of card would be good.

Thanks :) 
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March 4, 2011 4:36:14 AM

I found a quote from another forum:

All LCD screens can actually display only a single given resolution referred to as the native resolution. This is the physical number of horizontal and vertical pixels that make up the LCD matrix of the display. Setting a computer display to a resolution lower than this resolution will either cause the monitor to use a reduced visible area of the screen or it will have to do extrapolation. This extrapolation attempts to blend multiple pixels together to produce a similar image to what you would see if the monitor were to display it at the given resolution but it can result in fuzzy images.

Here are some of the common native resolutions found in LCD monitors:

* 14-15": 1024x768 (XGA)
* 17-19": 1280x1024 (SXGA)
* 20"+: 1600x1200 (UXGA)
* 17" (Widescreen): 1280x800 (WXGA)
* 19" (Widescreen): 1440x900 (WXGA+)
* 20" (Widescreen): 1680x1050 (WSXGA+)
* 24" (Widescreen): 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
* 30" (Widescreen): 2560x1600

So it seems to me that the biggest screen I should get would be 30" and need to get a gpu that supports 2560x1600 thanks all!
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March 4, 2011 7:22:01 AM

knk2009 said:
I found a quote from another forum:

All LCD screens can actually display only a single given resolution referred to as the native resolution. This is the physical number of horizontal and vertical pixels that make up the LCD matrix of the display. Setting a computer display to a resolution lower than this resolution will either cause the monitor to use a reduced visible area of the screen or it will have to do extrapolation. This extrapolation attempts to blend multiple pixels together to produce a similar image to what you would see if the monitor were to display it at the given resolution but it can result in fuzzy images.

Here are some of the common native resolutions found in LCD monitors:

* 14-15": 1024x768 (XGA)
* 17-19": 1280x1024 (SXGA)
* 20"+: 1600x1200 (UXGA)
* 17" (Widescreen): 1280x800 (WXGA)
* 19" (Widescreen): 1440x900 (WXGA+)
* 20" (Widescreen): 1680x1050 (WSXGA+)
* 24" (Widescreen): 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
* 30" (Widescreen): 2560x1600

So it seems to me that the biggest screen I should get would be 30" and need to get a gpu that supports 2560x1600 thanks all!


those are monitor screen sizes, not tv screen sizes, a 30" monitor would cost you a couple of thousand dollars. compared to a coupled of hundred dollars for a 36" TV so i'm assuming you really are talking about a TV and not a monitor.


TV's will stop at 1920x1080, with very few exceptions where you'll be talking about 10's of thousands of dollars.
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March 4, 2011 1:32:35 PM

I am talking about monitors not tv screens...

here are some 30" monitors that supposedly support 2560x1600 are going for around $1200

http://www.nextag.com/HP-Performance-ZR30w-LCD-75172137...

http://www.nextag.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U3011-30-79059213...

Still alot of money...

Here are tvs http://shopping.news72.com/product/coby-3297-32-lcd-tv/... there going for around $350.00 def no

support for 2560x1600.

I didn't find any tvs that support 2560x1600 however I saw some 57 inch tvs going for 9-12 grand. But do not support

2560x1600 either.

Am not sinking 1200 bucks into a monitor (maybe in 5 or 6 years those will come down to a reasonable price who knows)

I am curious what a 30 inch TV will be like for fps games with a good graphics card.

I want a bigger screen mainly because I find in game ui and mods tend to crowd out veiwing enjoyment of game and scaling

ui and mods down to much makes it difficult to use.

Thanks for input people.
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March 4, 2011 2:34:25 PM

I thought you were talking about using a TV screen as a monitor from your first post, as it is the easiest way by far to get a really big hi res image. you can get higher res and that might help with screen real-estate more than just a bigger screen and therffore a coarser pitch. I've just brought a dell 2309W, its 2048x1152 res. colours aren't great but its nice once adjusted.
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March 4, 2011 7:39:54 PM

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If you want a bigger screen then add more screens. You can add with 1 gpu with eyefinity. For nvidia 3d you will need a 1600p monitor


nvidia 3d does not require a 1600p monitor - period.

you can use a 1600p monitor if you can find a 120hz one, but it does not need one.
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March 4, 2011 8:48:27 PM

cool, wondered why you were giving odd advice like that, not like you at all.
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