Hi, I'm planning on getting a new monitor this holiday season I'm stuck between getting either a 1680 x 1050 monitor or a 1080p one. I know 1080p will stress my graphics card more but are the extra pixels worth it? Also I was looking at a monitor with a LED back light, it seems like it should be much better than the average 20" LCD that I have right now this is it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Look alright? If i were to get a 1680 x 1050 monitor it would be a 22" ACER, so kinda plain. Thanks for reading.
I'd say go 1080p. You can never go wrong with higher resolution and it helps make your setup a little more future proof. Plus you can always lower the resolution if you're not happy with the performance.
If you're going to watch movies it's worth it to get 1080p, I don't really notice that big of a difference in games myself so if you only care about gaming the 1680x1050s are a better value and will be easier on your 5770.
Thanks for the replies, I'm still kinda undecided because I don't want to lose that much performance with 1080, but there aren't any 1680 x 1050 monitors that have a LED back light. @Jpmeaney, how does 1080p make my setup more future proof? @bdcrlsn you GTX 260 can barely handle 1080?
Hmm well i found a 1600 by 900 display, its only 20" which is the same as the one i have now just less pixels. BUT it has a LED back light which is meant to make it look a lot better than the one i have now. Out of this page http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Out of these which ones would you pick? Im looking for $150 or less and not 1080p