Well I currently have an emachines monitor (18.5 wide) at native 1366x768 with a Q6600 running at 3.4, 4GB RAM, P5N-D Motherboard and a EVGA GTX480. I want to upgrade to a new monitor but I do not want to go past 22" and... 23" would have to be "THE" monitor for me to go the extra inch.
(I definitely do not want to have a loss of FPS) (my main 3d Apps are Flight Sim X and BFBC2 so feel free to develop on what these can gain or lose.)
I would like to know if I will get any performance increase or decrease from your factual experience. Also I would like a technical detailed explanation if available of why the GPU would work better with a larger monitor as I've heard this plenty of times.
Heck why not also a couple of tips on good gaming monitors I could be considering as well as valuable info.
You will definitely have a big loss in your gaming performance. Now your monitor runs at 1366x768 resolution,that is 1049088pixels , when you upgrade your monitor to a 1080p LCD, the resolution becomes 1920x1080=2073600 pixels ,which is twice the size of your 18.5" LCD monitor .So as the resolution increases images become crisp,brighter,and more colourfull and icons become smaller. So you will decrease your graphics cards perfomance here @ big resolutions
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With a GTX 480 you arent going to get a huge decrease, you wont be able to run stuff totally maxed out with 8x AA, but on a higher monitor AA is a little less necessary, a big monitor is nicer to game on even though your FPS will be a bit lower, but with your card it wont get low enough to matter.
With a GTX 480, you don't lose performance. In fact, at 1366x768 your GTX 480 is probably hardly working. I run a GTX 470 @ 1920x1080 (1080p) and it does FANTASTIC. Most of my games I'm capable of pushing 60FPS or better.
A GTX 480 will destroy things even at 1920x1080. And honestly, I wouldn't buy a monitor today that was not at least 1920x1080 resolution. And with those monitors anywhere from $160 to $180, why not?
I've played Bad Company 2 @ 1920x1080 with all the details turned up and seen 50-60FPS averages. So his GTX 480 should do even better. So far as AA, I usually don't crank AA settings up to insane levels with any game. Honestly I don't see a lot of difference between 2x, 4x, or 8x AA. So I usually set things to 2 or 4. *shrugs* Haven't played BC2 for a few weeks, so I honestly don't recall my exact settings.
That's actually true, My GPU usage barely goes past 60% when I'm playing BC2. So you think I'll benefit from the larger monitor/resolution for that matter?
Thank you all for your insight!
Yes, not to mention the image quality between 1366x768 and 1920x1080 is pretty ridiculous. I went from 1440x900 to 1920x1080 and it was HANDS DOWN a ton better picture quality over all. Much better image as there are a lot more pixels for your eyes to see. Therefore, although icons and such are smaller, there's just a lot more detail over all. Especially for gaming.
And with a GTX 480, playing at 1366x768 is like driving a Dodge Viper in New York City's stop and go cluster traffic jam.
Haha, Love the metaphor. Alright I'm going to start considering monitors. When I got this emachines monitor upgrading from a 15" I didn't seem to like the glare on the screen but now I can't see myself without that glare. I think it makes everything crystal clear but that could just be me. Any recommendations?