Heres the situation.
Im upgrading from an athlon II X2 at 3.3ghz(oc) and a geforce 9800gt 512mb to a phenom II X4 3.5ghz(stock) and a hd radeon 6870 2gb.
My other specs are 6gb of 1600 hyperx ram
anyway... My old setup would lag when playing bf3(low settings) on a 22in monitor at anything above 800x600.
My question is, will my new setup be able to play bf3 at higher settings at 1600x900 on my 22in?
Also, I have a 40in samsung tv @ 1920x1080, what will gameplay be like on that guy?
Im confused about the importance of screen size vs resolution so please help me out here, thanks guys.
Don't worry about screen size. You could have a 22" screen or a 200' screen with the same resolution and you will have the same FPS. The higher the resolution the more the GPU will have to work. But that 6870 might be able to pull off 30+ FPS @ 1080p on medium settings.