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5770 - From 1440x900 to 1680x1050

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October 21, 2011 7:35:55 PM

My current monitor is a 19" that max resolution is 1440x900.
Basically I'm buying a new computer tomorrow and will be sticking my 5770 in that.
I'm thinking of buying a new 1680x1050 monitor... my new monitor will have better specs (i5 2500k oc'd to 4.5ghz) + xfx 5770.
I also don't like playing games at lower than native resolution unless it's Counter-Strike: Source.
If I got a new monitor e.g. this one: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/22-viewsonic-vx2268wm-3d...
How much FPS would drop in games making the jump from 1440x900 to 1680x1050 do you guys estimate? I haven't really found any decent benchmarks unfortunately since most are 1680x1050+.
I was able to run BF3 on all high and got 40fps+ which was more than playable in 1440x900, my CPU was a Q8300 at 2.5ghz so I would imagine that there would be an improvement on the 2500k.
Assuming I got the new monitor and started playing with 1680x1050 how significant would the fps drop me? Considering that i'm getting a new CPU.

Thanks!
a c 1378 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
October 21, 2011 7:48:41 PM

The new CPU will most likely make up the difference and you should see very little if any drop!
October 21, 2011 7:55:54 PM

rolli59 said:
The new CPU will most likely make up the difference and you should see very little if any drop!

Awesome stuff mate! Hope your right :) 
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October 21, 2011 7:56:46 PM

+1 to rolli59
October 21, 2011 8:18:15 PM

I run dual 1900x1200 off a 5770, you should have no worries.
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a c 195 C Monitor
October 21, 2011 8:54:53 PM

See following review for some benchmarks of the Radeon HD 5770 at various resolutions. Your resolution of 1440x900 is not listed though. The closest would 1280x1024 which is marginally higher than your monitor's resolution; by about 1%.


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6790/5.html
October 21, 2011 8:59:11 PM

jaguarskx said:
See following review for some benchmarks of the Radeon HD 5770 at various resolutions. Your resolution of 1440x900 is not listed though. The closest would 1280x1024 which is marginally higher than your monitor's resolution; by about 1%.


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6790/5.html

That link is a 6790 mate, i'm on about a 5770 Q_Q
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October 21, 2011 9:02:06 PM

^ yeah the 5770 is in the charts.... look closely now :lol: 

"close your mouth and open your eyes and you'll be in for a big surprise" :) 
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a c 103 C Monitor
October 21, 2011 9:02:46 PM

kyanite said:
That link is a 6790 mate, i'm on about a 5770 Q_Q

Look 5770 is in there for comparison!
October 21, 2011 9:07:40 PM

Ah my bad guys xD!
I'm looking at the comparisons on BC2. 1280x1024 = 50.3FPS
whilst on 1680x1050 = 37.6fps which is a fair bit to go down by :sweat: 

Even when looking at the benchmarks of the other games, the fps seems to decrease by about 20 from the 1280x1024 to 1680x1050. If it's like this for 1440x900 to 1680x1050 then I really don't know what to do as I'm getting the impression it'll be fine from some people but from that benchmark 20fps is quite a bit to go down by...

Can somebody perhaps try to enlighten me more on what my best option should be?
a c 1378 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
October 21, 2011 9:12:29 PM

That is just 12.7 fps not 20!
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a b C Monitor
October 21, 2011 9:23:18 PM

so you might have to turn down some details to get your FPS up, its not the end of the world. Most of the time putting all settings to "MAX" looks no different from setting them to HIGH, but you get a good FPS boost.
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October 21, 2011 9:46:45 PM

yeah honestly I dont think it will matter much, most games will be more then playable at those resolutions but if your really worried about it, I'd ebay the 5770 and get something better...

ask the crowe how his 6850 performs... maybe you need more, if you ask me I think the 5770 is fine at 720p but begins to struggle a bit in some games when going beyond that resolution but I have one in a backup rig at 13X7 and it plays quite well
October 21, 2011 9:57:11 PM

rolli59 said:
That is just 12.7 fps not 20!

Yeah but on average its 20 when you look at games such as far cry 2 and cod 4.
But still idk, perhaps a 12fps drop on BC2 is too much? Dunno.
But then again, those settings on the 1680x1050 are maxed out and I would most likely get like an extra 10fps if I stuck them on high. It would also bump up the FPS if I went to DX10 too I guess. Still gotta make a decision :( 
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October 21, 2011 11:08:19 PM

its all relative bro, a 5770 is no slouch and no monster either
October 22, 2011 8:14:42 AM

jjb8675309 said:
its all relative bro, a 5770 is no slouch and no monster either

Fair Enough.
I'll be going to scan today so we'll see what happens. I will most likely be asked if I want a new monitor, and i'll point out the viewsonic 120hz one. He'll most likely start debating with me and start asking me why does he have to pay 50 pounds extra for 120hz lol
"but it has a higher refresh rate! Normal ones only are 60hz!"
"lolwut?"

:S xD
Tbh, I honestly don't want a new monitor. I've had my current monitor for 5 years, and love it. I've grown attached to it. And I honestly don't give a damn about resolutions or the physical size of my monitor as i'm satisfied with this 19" one. The only downside is that this 19" one doesn't support DVI since it's 6 years old, so I have to use a VGA to DVI adapter to use it with my 5770.
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