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Is 6870 overkill with a 1680x1050 native monitor?

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June 21, 2012 3:48:52 PM

Here is my question : Would my Radeon HD 6870 GPU be some kind of an over-kill for my Samsung SyncMaster 22'' 2233BW LCD 1680 x 1050 native monitor? (I don't have the budget to go for a 1920 x 1080 monitor)

I know the HD 6870 can go up to a resolution of :
2560x1600 - Dual-link DVI with HDCP
2048x1536 - VGA
1920x1200 - HDMI
My monitor is a Samsung 22'' with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050, so it can't go higher than that.

People claim gaming in 1680 x 1050 is ''not that much'' of a difference with the 1920 x 1080 resolution. But since the HD 6870 can play games in a resolution of far more than 1680 x 1050, can it still run wery well on such a resolution even if it's a demanding GPU?

Here's my rig :
Processor : Intel Core i3-2120 (3.3 Ghz)
GPU : Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB DDR5
8GB HyperX Kingston DDR3 RAM 1333 Mhz
Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H

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June 21, 2012 3:51:45 PM

With a lower resolution , you will be able to raise some settings up . If u had a 10 year old monitor that would be overkill ;) 
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June 21, 2012 4:17:13 PM

Actually that 6870 is perfect for that resolution. You should see decent framerates.
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June 21, 2012 4:18:03 PM

So, a resolution of 1680 X 1050 have better chance of displaying games at High Settings than at 1920 x 1080 since it's less demanding on the GPU?
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June 21, 2012 4:24:04 PM

Yes, the lower resolution means higher performance, since there is less pixels. The 6870 is a good match for that resolution.

I mean, I have a GTX 680 and I play on 1680x1050.
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June 21, 2012 4:37:11 PM

ya the hd 6870 will probably max out any game at 1680x1050
even at 1080p it will max a lot of games
check these benchmarks http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6870/1...
Metro 2033 is the only one that didn't run decently
but if you were to lower some settings or take off dx11 you would be able to play it
at a good framerate
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June 21, 2012 5:23:32 PM

Chainzsaw said:
Actually that 6870 is perfect for that resolution. You should see decent framerates.


it should be a lot better than decent though it depends on how you would consider as decent. for me having more than 30fps at all times considered as decent. with his setup he should get more than 60fps in majority of games except a few that was intended to make gpu cry even just to get 30fps (metro 2033, the witcher 2)

ClownWalker said:
So, a resolution of 1680 X 1050 have better chance of displaying games at High Settings than at 1920 x 1080 since it's less demanding on the GPU?


yes
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June 21, 2012 6:25:18 PM

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