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GTS 250 Dual Monitor 1920x1080

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June 21, 2010 3:59:25 AM

I just plugged two monitors each having 1920x1080 px on my palit GTS250 1gb. It seems that on some demanding applictions I'm achieving a bit of a slow down on my pc. My machine run on i5 750 oc to 3.4ghz and 8gb ddr3. Could it be that that the gts250 is not up to the job for these resolutions or should I start looking into some driver issues ? Thanks
June 21, 2010 11:36:00 AM

Can anyone help pls?
a c 1406 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
June 22, 2010 1:31:54 AM

The GTS250 is starting to struggle at 1920 x 1080 on 1 monitor in newer games/applications. That is probably the problem.
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June 22, 2010 2:41:13 PM

Are you running 2 monitors that display the same thing, or are they different displays? If they aren't showing the same thing, you will probably need a new graphics card.
June 22, 2010 3:10:23 PM

I'm on an extended desktop, should I consider upgrading to a newer card? (then I'll be going into another problem because of my 650w PSU as I'm on an i5 OC)
a c 1406 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
June 22, 2010 11:42:48 PM

650watts is plenty for a HD5850 or HD5870 even with your overclock. It is even what manufacturers recommend for a HD5970! If the PSU is good quality you can pretty much do a decent upgrade.
a c 272 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 23, 2010 5:48:13 AM

rolli59 said:
The GTS250 is starting to struggle at 1920 x 1080 on 1 monitor in newer games/applications. That is probably the problem.

I would dispute that as I'm running a 9500GT and 8800GT's @ 19 x 10 and whilst the 8800's are SLi'd not all games use SLi and those that don't run just fine on one card. Two monitors off of one card would be a different matter though but one monitor would not cause the card to "struggle", as you put it.
a c 1406 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
June 23, 2010 10:12:00 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I would dispute that as I'm running a 9500GT and 8800GT's @ 19 x 10 and whilst the 8800's are SLi'd not all games use SLi and those that don't run just fine on one card. Two monitors off of one card would be a different matter though but one monitor would not cause the card to "struggle", as you put it.

I guess it lies in the definition of STARTING to struggle. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5770_P...
a c 272 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 23, 2010 10:21:11 PM

rolli59 said:
I guess it lies in the definition of STARTING to struggle. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5770_P...

One benchmark does not show the whole story, from the same review :-


Using the "One cherry picked benchmark" criteria all cards struggle at 19 x12 (although the OP was asking about 19 x 10).
a c 1406 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
June 23, 2010 10:33:58 PM

I have not stated that it struggles in every game only that it is starting to in newer ones (I could have added in some in front of newer)! I will continue to recommend a level higher cards for the OP's resolution. That is HD5770 HD4870/90 and GTX260 as minimum recommended cards.
a c 272 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 23, 2010 10:46:45 PM

And I shall continue to point out any discrepancies that I feel people are making when they describe the performance of graphic cards.
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