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Graphic Card's vs Monitor Resolutions

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January 11, 2010 7:52:29 PM


Hi All,


I have a 1440x900 Monitor (HP x1907v).

Mi doubt is: What the point of buying a Card capable of higher resolutions then the monitor can handle?

and...in the reviews (setup sections) they never refer the type of monitor they use in the tests.

Putting apart the DX11 issue, what is the best card I can buy for my monitor?


Comments and advises will be of great help

Thanks
a c 1362 U Graphics card
a b α HP
a c 100 C Monitor
January 11, 2010 7:55:35 PM

It depends on the rest of your system and what you are going to do with it?
Even the weaker cards support bigger resolution than your monitor!
January 11, 2010 8:06:42 PM


I bought a P7P55D-E Delux; Core i5 750

What is left is the graphics card. I want one capable of playing all the games without restrictions (still don’t consider the DX11 factor).
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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 8:28:39 PM

rolli59 said:
It depends on the rest of your system and what you are going to do with it?
Even the weaker cards support bigger resolution than your monitor!


+1

even my gefore 6200 card can support higher resolution than my monitor can handle. viewsonic 1680 x 1050. (doesn't mean games will play well on weak gpus but very high resolutions are supported.)

Just get a good card thats in you budget.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

Use this link to go to toms latest "Best Graphics Cards For The Money: January 2010 " ;) 


a c 1362 U Graphics card
a b α HP
a c 100 C Monitor
January 11, 2010 8:34:42 PM

HD4870/90 GTX260 or HD5770 will all be good with your setup depending on PSU!
a c 376 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 11, 2010 8:47:36 PM

Reviews always mention the resolution they are testing at, usually prominently with every benchmark so I'm not sure what you are talking about there. Your resolution is actually rather low by today's standards and even a cheap card can handle it quite well. For your reference when looking at benchmarks your resolution is equivalent to 1280x1024 which is a more popular resolution for testing.
The cards rolli listed are overkill currently but not a bad idea if you want something that will last several years or if you might upgrade your monitor. They start around $150 however and cards closer to $100 like the HD4850 or GTS 250 would also be very good and let you max out the settings in almost every game around at the moment.
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