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Will my FPS Drop?

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Last response: in Displays
June 15, 2010 1:00:37 AM

I currently have the rig that is listen below \/
I have a small 15" 1024x768 VGA Flat Screen Monitor.
I am getting a Acer 20" 1600x900 DVI monitor on Friday. I am wondering if FPS in games will drop alot from this resolution increase.
I do not want to have dual displays because the 3870 heats up very well with 2 monitors.

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June 15, 2010 1:03:15 AM

The 20" screen has twice the pixels of the 15" screen. So yes, your performance would drop considerably. But the 20" screen isn't very big itself so a 3870 should be enough for medium settings for many games.
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June 15, 2010 2:07:46 AM

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June 15, 2010 2:37:46 AM

I saw some benchmarks and it dropped only about 5 frames
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June 15, 2010 8:33:11 AM

HD3870 is a (still) good card for 20" monitor, so don't worry too much about that... :)