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1080p Looks Terrible... GPU or Monitor?

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August 14, 2012 8:24:48 AM

Hello everyone,

I think that I already know the answer to this questions, but I figured I would ask the experts on this. I have a Gigabyte HD 7850 OC 2GB GPU, and my monitor (actually a TV) is a Vizio 27" LED. The recommended settings for my tv's resolution is 1360x768. I tried switching the display settings through Catalyst Control Center to 1920x1080, and it looks HORRIBLE. Everything looks blurry and when I tried playing games the window sizes were all weird, although the games themselves didn't look worse. I'm wondering if it's my monitor that's causing this issue, because I'm pretty sure my GPU is able to pump out 1920x1080 easily. Any thoughts?
a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2012 9:00:34 AM

your gpu is able to run 1080p but your tv is not! i know it sucks but you need a monitor for a great gaming experience.
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August 14, 2012 10:22:38 AM

hellfire24 said:
your gpu is able to run 1080p but your tv is not! i know it sucks but you need a monitor for a great gaming experience.


BAH!!! I knew it... Is there a way to tell what the maximum or optimal output resolution is for a video card? Since I now need to look into a new monitor, I want to get one that will maximize my GPU.
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August 14, 2012 11:06:04 AM

Mixolydian said:
BAH!!! I knew it... Is there a way to tell what the maximum or optimal output resolution is for a video card? Since I now need to look into a new monitor, I want to get one that will maximize my GPU.

the maximum resolution of your tv is 1366x768,so don't force your gpu to run 1080p,it will do fine with 1366x768 resolution.
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August 14, 2012 10:20:22 PM

Thanks for all the replies everyone. I read that my GPU as a Max resolution: 4096x2160 per display. I guess I have to look into a new monitor now (an actual computer monitor, not a TV). Any suggestions on a good value monitor? Prefereably under $200 (a little over is ok). Thanks!
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August 15, 2012 12:47:20 AM

this one is a really good monitor with high pixel density,fast response and great quality-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 22, 2012 12:43:52 AM

Best answer selected by mixolydian.
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