What monitor to get with a gtx 285?

im thinkin of ordering a gtx 285 for my new build, however i need 2 know what monitor to get. obviosuly i want an lcd screen. but i was wandering:

1. firstly is it worth getting an an lcd with 1080p? does it provide better resolution?

2. will i be able to hook up the 285 to the screens hdmi port? or is dvi-d just as good?

3. finally what screen size should i be looking at? im currently looking at a 22" to keep in budget, or will the 285 just get wasted on that size screen?


your thoughts and opinions will be much appreciated :D
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  1. 1) Yeah, kind of.
    1080p implies a 1920x1080 resolution.
    Most computer monitors will display a little more at 1920x1200.
    I would recommend a display that runs 1920x1200 (or 1080p, which ever) with your GPU.

    2) HDMI is a super set of DVI that allows audio to be transferred through the cable.
    You will notice no difference between a HDMI connected and DVI connected display.
    Most high quality displays will offer DVI input.

    3) I perfer a high quality 24" display like the Dell 2408 myself.
    The difference between a cheap TN panel and a high end S-PVA one are well worth saving up for.

    While there are some 22" displays that do offer a 1920x1200 resolution, the majority of them are limited to 1680x1050.
    As you have the $$ for a top end GPU, I assume it would not take to much longer to save up for a worthy display.
  2. Now thats a nice monitor :)
  3. Yeah, it's purty :love:
  4. <--- Dell 2408FPW here, and loving it. A little pricey, but all-around good performer. The built in card reader is an added convenience.

    I use a 2405 (same monitor from 2005) at work and the stand, bezel, buttons have all been improved since then. Very satisfied with my purchase.

    Oh, and I found the best price buying from Dell directly. $5xx if I recall correctly.

  5. wow cheers for the feedback guys, real big help in giving me a insight to what to get. now i havnt got mega bucks to spare im on a fairly tight budget (im purchasing it with money gave by nan). a 24" will be a big step up from my current 17" :P ... but i guess i could wait antother month or 2 and save from my job for a more pricier monitor. im just getting impatient caused by the exitement :D
  6. You can get a nice 24" for around $250-$300 aswell..
  7. or u can just build ur pc and when u have the money u buy the 24" monitor...
    u can play in ur 17" meanwhile :D
  8. well it kinda be pointless gettin a new comp to play on my rubbish monitor i have atm. id rather just wait n get the whole package, plus who knows prices of componenents may have dropped a lil in a month or 2 :D
  9. yeah ur right...
    4890 is getting out in exactly 1 week, and it's faster than the gtx 280...
    posibly on par with the gtx 285, at only $243...
    so yeah u should wait...
  10. Nica Guy said:
    yeah ur right...
    4890 is getting out in exactly 1 week, and it's faster than the gtx 280...
    posibly on par with the gtx 285, at only $243...
    so yeah u should wait...

    Show the proof. That is just speculation.Rumor is it will be slower than the gtx 275 which is slower than the 285. I kinda doubt that the 275 will beat the 280 but who knows. We need to stop spreading rumors till there is actually a card released or many reviewed.
  11. chef7734 said:
    Show the proof. That is just speculation. It will be slower than the gtx 275 which is slower than the 285. I kinda doubt that the 275 will beat the 280 but who knows. You need to stop spreading rumors till there is actually a card released or many reviewed.

    Even you are doing the same :P ...Well actually the whole news industry does that only...So no use complaining about it...
    But who doesnt want to have a sneak peak about the 'Yet to be released' products...
    So chill man... ;)
  12. And +1 for the S-PVA Panels...Wow their color reproduction is amazing...
  13. As I stated who knows. But I will edit my thread. Problem is people are stating these things as facts and it can confuse people who do not know better. I am all for true reviews on items that have not been released. Problem is that there is no true reviews out there as of this moment.
  14. Hmm...well thats true...
  15. As has already been stated, to get the full potential of your GTX 285 (or future cards) don't do anything less than 1920x1080 (or 1920x1200). :)

    I've got this Asus Monitor:

    Asus VH226H
    http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=10&l2=89&l3=830&l4=0&model=2641&modelmenu=2


    I enjoy it. :) Smallest, and cheapest 1080p monitor I could find when I got it. Thoroughly enjoy it. Though it's not extremely high end. ;) Little bit of back light bleed along the bottom of the screen. Frankly though, I only seem to notice it when booting up (black screens). I don't see if when I'm playing games.

    Last night I was playing Fear 2 and didn't notice it.
  16. GTX 275? HD4890? are you kidding? HD4870 is top, next ?, likely 5XXX something, who knows. GTX 275 is lower than GTX 280, why would NVIDIA undermine it self even more, GTS 250? IDK, lol. They were fine on the 98XX series, unless you can afford GTX 295, go red, lol. Crazy.
  17. 4890 will be less power consuming due to using only 1x8pin connector and some nice specs.

    It will be a good card IMO. GTX 275 doesnt seem to catch my eye at all...its like doing something to a card like the GTS 250 did...
  18. 4890 will be less power consuming due to using only 1x8pin connector and some nice specs.
    So, most people already have power supplies that handle the *massive* 180W load that comes with a GTX 285. A 500W PSU could handle it easily. It's supposed to be overclockable, but has worse specs than the GTX 275. I think Nvidia will prevail again.
  19. How do you know it has worse specs than the gtx 275? have they been tested against each other yet???
  20. sprucebr1 said:
    GTX 275? HD4890? are you kidding? HD4870 is top, next ?, likely 5XXX something, who knows. GTX 275 is lower than GTX 280, why would NVIDIA undermine it self even more, GTS 250? IDK, lol. They were fine on the 98XX series, unless you can afford GTX 295, go red, lol. Crazy.


    What kind of crack do you smoke? Take a peek at this Benchmark by Guru3D. They're specifically matching the 512MB 4870 against the 192 core GTX 260.

    Guru3D 4870 Review/Benchmark
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-4870-review--asus/1

    The GTX 280 should best the 4870. Granted you can get a 1GB 4870, but that's not going to make that huge of a difference.

    Here's another benchmark review comparing the 4870 to both the GTX 280 and GTX 260.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/109-geforce-gtx-260-280-versus-radeon-4850-4870/
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