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Future build, 1680x1050 or 1920x1080?

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March 27, 2010 10:51:41 PM

I'm building a new rig, and it's going to be for gaming. I'll be getting a 5770. I want to play games at the native resolution, and not have blurry gaming. Will the 5770 handle games like in CoD, Battlefield in 1920x1080? If not, I'll go down to 22" 1680x1050. I'm fine with either, and the 22" would be cheaper, but if the 5770 can handle it, then I'll get 1920x1080.

Thanks.

Future plans:
Video Card: ATI HD 5770
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE(OVERCLOCKED WITH A HYPER 212+)
Ram: g.skill 2x2gb CL9 RAM.
March 27, 2010 10:56:15 PM

I would stick with 1680x1050 if you want to play on max. I would get the 1920x1080 monitor if you can afford it tho.
March 28, 2010 1:18:24 AM

Stick with 16x10 with that card....
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March 28, 2010 1:26:21 AM

Yeah, it kinda depends on what playable framerates means to you. That 5770 might be able to do 1920 ok, hell my 8800GTX handles 1680x1050 on almost all of the new games, minus that one game. I play BFBC2 at max around 40FPS usually.
March 28, 2010 1:27:29 AM

Okay. I was planning on getting the 1680x1050. Thanks guys.
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March 28, 2010 1:49:17 AM

Agree with others....If you want to play the latest and future DX11 games, the entry point at 1920 is the 58xx series
March 28, 2010 1:53:50 AM

Yadumadoda said:
Okay. I was planning on getting the 1680x1050. Thanks guys.

Good call... at 22" monitor size, 1920x1080's finer resolution will hardly be discernible against 1680x1050. The 1920x1080 benefit begins at 32" monitors.
March 28, 2010 2:05:06 AM

randomkid said:
Good call... at 22" monitor size, 1920x1080's finer resolution will hardly be discernible against 1680x1050. The 1920x1080 benefit begins at 32" monitors.


The 1920x1080 starts at 23 inches generally. I've used a 24in 1920x1080 and a 20in 1680x1050 and the higher resolution make a huge difference in work space.
March 28, 2010 2:36:12 AM

Well I was thinking either a 22" 1680x1050 or a 23" 1920x1080. But, due to the capabilities of the computer, I'll go with the 22" 1680x1050.
March 28, 2010 2:47:53 AM

@cory,
Oh... if you mean in work space, yes it does make it bigger. I was referring to gaming where the scene you see is the same as long as it is in the same aspect ratio... the aspect ratio will dictate whether you see a bit taller or a bit wider.
Well in any case, the pixels for 1920x1080 is only 17% more than 1680x1050.

@yadumadoda, what is the difference in price between 23" 1920x1080 and the 22" 1680x1050?
March 28, 2010 4:43:38 PM

Not much, about $50 at the least. But all the money I can save counts. I'm trying to stay under $1100.
March 28, 2010 11:49:23 PM

I have checked the performance of the HD5770 between 1680x1050 vs 1920x1080 and the performance hit is only about 5 fps most games except in Crysis where its less.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5770-review-tes...

If you plan to watch movies in this monitor too and you plan on getting Blue Ray in the future, I think its better to go 1920x1080 route. The $50 premium will be worth it. But if not, then 1680x1050 is good enough and will offer a little better gameplay.

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