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Is my screen going to hinder my performance?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 28, 2010 11:30:54 PM

Okay so i have been looking into getting this rig

CPU: Phemon II X4 965BE @3.4
GPU: HD 5770
RAM: Samsung 4Gig Dual-DDR3 1333

I have done a lot of research into how well this system will perform, i am looking to buy it primarily for FFXIV and recently found out an extremely similar system(HD 5770, 4Gig ram, very similar processor) ran the benchmark on low and gets 4100, which is more than enough for me, i want about 3200 to run with smooth fps and mid level graphics. However the low benchmark uses a 1280 x 720 resolution and i have overlooked this untill i realised just now. My native res is 1680 x 1050 and i would prefer not to change this in game.

So my question is, does the high benchmark mean high settings compared to the low aswell as a higher res or is it just a resolution change? Because i am guessing if i was to use the same settings as the low benchmark but at a higher resolution then the difference might not be so big(On high benchmark the system only gets around 2700 i think)

Thank you

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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2010 12:19:06 AM

If you're keeping the same in game visual settings but upping the resolution, it will drop performance. The change from 1280x720 to 1680x1050 is quite substantial and you will definitely notice a difference in performance, I'd say by about 20-25% decrease in framerate.

a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2010 5:11:25 AM

The ATI 5770 is still an appropriate card for 1680x1050 resolution with most games. :)  So it won't be worthless by any means. ;)