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Worth upgrading to 1920 x 1080 from 1280 x 1024

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 15, 2011 10:03:21 PM

Just wondering if it is worth buying a new monitor, will it improve my graphics any more (lose jagged edges)

Win 7
Ati 5850
4GB ram

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a c 217 U Graphics card
a c 135 C Monitor
January 15, 2011 10:07:45 PM

Monitor changes do not have any effect on jagged edges. Anti-aliasing is the only thing that fixes that. However, games in first person or over the shoulder camera angles tend to look better on a wide screen.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 15, 2011 10:10:46 PM

Thanks for the reply. I have AA on full still some slight small edges on some games. Just seeing if a higher resolution would help any

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January 15, 2011 10:10:49 PM

yes. at 1080p you only need 2x AA to get rid of all jagged edges, because pixel density should be higher, and that makes jagged edges harder to see. And your 5850 can handle that easily.
a c 365 U Graphics card
a c 196 C Monitor
January 15, 2011 10:25:17 PM

Yeah, it's worth it, and I mean more than just for games.

The extra real estate allows for more windows to be opened. I can have two Word documents opened at the same time, see more columns in a spreadsheet, easier time surfing the web.... etc...
a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2011 10:38:18 PM

1920x1080 on a 24" or 25" monitor, man it is pretty nice.
a c 217 U Graphics card
a c 135 C Monitor
January 15, 2011 11:36:59 PM

Bbpsword said:
yes. at 1080p you only need 2x AA to get rid of all jagged edges, because pixel density should be higher, and that makes jagged edges harder to see. And your 5850 can handle that easily.


It's not the screen size that helps make the jagged edges less noticeable, it's DPI. That's related to size and resolution. I find myself with a 1920x1200 resolution 24" monitor, and 2x AA does not get rid of all the jagged edges. Nothing actually does, but it does make it less noticeable, but I normally use as high as I can, as even x16 isn't enough to remove them. It just makes them less noticeable.
January 16, 2011 2:23:49 AM

Notice that I said pixel density. So why did you correct me. Please read my post first, before you say stuff in reply. And obviously it's impossible to take off all jagged edges, jut as it's impossible to draw a perfect straight line.
a c 217 U Graphics card
a c 135 C Monitor
January 16, 2011 2:41:44 AM

The likely hood is that his CRT would lose pixel density going to a larger 1080p screen. I just wanted him to know that 1080p won't help him in that way, more than likely.
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