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Do screen resolutions affect graphic cards performance?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 10, 2011 9:33:36 PM

Probably a newbie question. I have a screen resolution of 1920x1080 and i was looking at this for a budget build.

Will that card work well? Theres many good reviews on there.

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a c 206 U Graphics card
May 10, 2011 9:41:54 PM

Screen resolution significantly affects graphical performance. As to whether the 4670 will be fine depends on what you are planning on doing. If you are just going to be doing basic office tasks(word, email, web browsing etc) it will be plenty, if you want to do gaming its going to be weak for 1920x1080 and would be restricted to low or medium detail settings.

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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 10, 2011 9:42:16 PM

The answer to the title question is YES, and its a GREAT amount. That is one of the biggest determining factors in which card you need to get.

Depending on what games you want to play (or if you even want to play games), and if you want full details a 4670 will not get you very far! The lowest I would recommend is probably a 5770.
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a c 126 U Graphics card
May 10, 2011 9:42:22 PM

Yes, Screen resolution has a massive impact on performance, obviously the more pixels the GPU has to render the longer it will take to render the entire frame so you will end up with less FPS (Frames per second).

Higher resolutions (Like 1080P+) require more VRAM (Video Random Access Memory) to store all the textures in the game, the HD4670 you linked to has 1GB of VRAM which is good, but unfortunately doesn't really have the raw power to be able to play the latest games at decent in-game settings.
May 11, 2011 12:09:35 AM

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