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4850HD 1Gb - upgrading from a 19" Monitor

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November 30, 2010 8:33:20 AM

Hi guys,

Currently i have a Samsung Syncmaster 19" widescreen and im using a 4850HD 1Gb graphics card. I want to upgrade my monitor and i cant decide between a 24" for about £160 or a 28" one for about £220. Im worried that my graphics card wont be able to cope at high resolution and graphics options during gaming??? i play a mixture of RPG & FPS games, maybe racing ones in future.

The options would inc:

BennQ G2420HD - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169099
Samsung P2450HD - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174584
HannsG HZ281HPB - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/202805

All the monitors are TN panels, all 1900 x 1080, all quick responce times etc. Just worried that if i get the HannsG one that i will need to upgrade my graphics soon after. What do you think? Also any further sugestions as to monitors would be apprecciated. Thanks all :pt1cable: 

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November 30, 2010 8:41:08 AM

Well, with HD4850 1GB you can play most of games with med/high setting at 1920x1080.
You will need higher card to maxed out most of games at 1920x1080.

All monitors above are good, if you ask me i would choose SAMSUNG. :) 
November 30, 2010 9:01:50 AM

so are you saying it doesnt matter if i get a 24" or 28", its actually the resolution of 1920 x 1080 which effects performace?? That would mean the only differance is price and for an extra £50 the larger screen would be worth it!?
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November 30, 2010 9:07:27 AM

Thats about it yes. one thing to take into account is that a larger set will have larger pixels. If you sit too close to a larger set you will notice the pixels so just keep that in mind.
Here is a chart showing what i mean http://www.prismo.ch/comparisons/desktop.php

Mactronix :) 
November 30, 2010 9:41:38 AM

That was very helpful, thanks :D 

Do you know what the recomended viewing distances are for a 24" and 28" monitor, i only have a small desk so im sat relatively close to the screen, maybe just over 1ft away from my current 19"
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November 30, 2010 10:44:16 AM

You could look up numbers but its really subjective what works for me may not work for you. Its to do with the different focal length of different people.
I'm 30"" away from my 1920x1080 21.5 inch screen and its about right for me.
Having looked at the specs of the monitors you listed i would recommend the Samsung P2450HD to you as a very good well spec ed monitor. My own is a BenQ and while there is nothing wrong with it the Samsung is better spec ed.

Mactronix :) 
November 30, 2010 2:36:08 PM

Iv found this BenQ monitor stating that its a VA panel..... Is this better than the regular TN stuff then as it also quotes 8bit color 8ms responce and the 178 degree viewing angle. surely this monitor is a steal at £190!!?

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Monitors/24+Inch+LCD/Ben...
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November 30, 2010 3:16:54 PM

I have a XFX 4850 1GB with a I-Inc (Hans-G) 28 inch along with another 21.5 inch monitor.

I can run most games very well on the 28 inch. I play Empire Total War on Medium/High and SC2 on Ultra.
November 30, 2010 3:27:35 PM

Pallimud said:
I have a XFX 4850 1GB with a I-Inc (Hans-G) 28 inch along with another 21.5 inch monitor.

I can run most games very well on the 28 inch. I play Empire Total War on Medium/High and SC2 on Ultra.



Thanks for that mate, always nice to hear from people with a similar set up, think iv decided to go for a 24" though and probably the samsung :D 
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November 30, 2010 6:29:54 PM

I think your leaning towards a very good decision ;) 

Mactronix :) 
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