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Do I need to upgrade my monitor?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 4, 2011 6:37:57 PM

I know similar questions have already been posted, but I'm reentering the PC gaming world so I'm a little behind. I just purchased an AMD 6950 2gb gpu to go along with my new rig, and I'm trying to decide if my current monitor is sufficient. It's a 22 inch Samsung T220HD with a max resolution of 1680x1050. With the graphics card I purchased, am I under utilizing its capabilities by not purchasing a monitor that can run games at 1920x1080 or will I not really notice a significant difference between the two settings?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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a c 1317 U Graphics card
a c 95 C Monitor
December 4, 2011 10:46:52 PM

Your resolution should be fine with that card if you have it matched with a good CPU!
December 4, 2011 11:19:18 PM

So you don't believe I'll be missing out by not upgrading to a full 1080P monitor?

My CPU is the AMD FX-6100 Zambezi.
a c 1317 U Graphics card
a c 95 C Monitor
December 5, 2011 12:18:43 AM

I have both a 1080P and 1680 x 1050 but on different computers, currently I see no reason to upgrade the 1680 one but if I was buying new I would go with 1080P.