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GTX480 - Upgrading Monitor from 18.5in to ?

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September 25, 2010 3:47:05 PM

Hi Guys,

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.

Thank you all! :sol: 
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September 25, 2010 4:23:06 PM

You will definitely have a big loss in your gaming performance. :(  Now your monitor runs at 1366x768 resolution,that is 1049088pixels :sarcastic:  , when you upgrade your monitor to a 1080p LCD, the resolution becomes 1920x1080=2073600 pixels :o  ,which is twice the size of your 18.5" LCD monitor :ouch:  .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

:hello:  Personally i like SAMSUNG LCD monitors,i use a samsung 2233sw full hd monitor,So i recomend you a SAMSUNG LCD,you can select it from HERE according to your budget!
Buy a good lcd monitor having 1920 x 1080 resolution or more which is a future proof buy! :) 
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September 25, 2010 4:27:06 PM

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.
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September 25, 2010 4:31:04 PM

hunter315 said:
but on a higher monitor AA is a little less necessary


I agree with this
but turning the AA up will decrease the FPS in any games with any GPU! no matter its a gtx 480 or an HD5970!
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September 25, 2010 4:31:39 PM

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?
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September 25, 2010 4:34:49 PM

jerreece said:

A GTX 480 will destroy things even at 1920x1080.


With or Without AA? :lol: 
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September 25, 2010 4:41:27 PM

Aneesh@4GHz said:
With or Without AA? :lol: 


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.
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September 25, 2010 5:24:56 PM

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!
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September 25, 2010 5:36:10 PM

airplanek8 said:
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.
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September 25, 2010 5:47:11 PM

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?
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September 25, 2010 5:47:50 PM

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September 25, 2010 7:41:23 PM

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