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=N82E16824236083 Look alright? If i were to get a 1680 x 1050 monitor it would be a 22" ACER, so kinda plain. Thanks for reading.
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I would go 1080. I too just recently upgraded to 1080 and love every minute of it. My graphics card can barely handle it, but it's a minor inconvenience for the bigger real estate.
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?
Yeah, not quite sure why, but in games like Call of Duty 4 and Fallout 3, I average 25-30 FPS. I like having AA and AF, but had to disable it to be playable. I was planning on upgrading soon anyway