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Should I downgrade the Screen Resolution for better gaming performance?

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August 18, 2012 2:45:15 PM

Hey, I'm gonna buy a lenovo ideapad y580 and I don't know whether to get 1920x1080 or 1366x768 for the screen. I'm getting this laptop primarily for gaming. Price is not an issue and the only reason I'm considering getting 1366x768 is that I would like to be able to run games like black ops 2 and battlefield 4 in the future.

I know you can run games in 1366x768 with a 1920x1080 screen, but when you do that do you get the same fps as you do when running 1366x768 with a 1366x768 screen? Because in the laptop mag review of the lenovo y580 equipped with a 1920x1080, they got 42fps when running Arkham City in low settings in 1366x768. However, in the notebook check review of the lenovo ideapad y580, they got 119fps when running arkham city in low settings. Thanks.

This laptop has a gtx 660m graphics card.
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August 18, 2012 3:05:16 PM

if the specs are identical then you will get the same FPS playing on a native 768p monitor and playing at 768p on a 1080p monitor.
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August 18, 2012 3:54:45 PM

Thanks for the reply, really appreciate it. So is it worth getting the 1920x1080 screen if i'll be playing games in a year or two in 1336x768?
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August 18, 2012 4:04:16 PM

M1rr0rN1nj4 said:
Thanks for the reply, really appreciate it. So is it worth getting the 1920x1080 screen if i'll be playing games in a year or two in 1336x768?


may as well since there will be some games that work fine at 1080p on your laptop hardware like torchlight
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August 18, 2012 4:38:11 PM

Personally, I would go with 1920x1080 resolution. But then I do more than just play games on my laptop. 1366x768 resolution is a bit too small for my taste to have multiple windows opens which I tend to do a lot. My next laptop will either have a 1600x900 or 1920x1080 resolution screen.

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August 18, 2012 6:50:31 PM

Thanks for the replies, though I'd only be playing demanding games like battlefield 3, Arkham City and Portal 2. Would it still be worth it? Sorry for all the questions, it's just that i'm spending a lot of money on this and I want to be careful before I make a decision. I really appreciate all the answers.
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August 18, 2012 7:38:02 PM

Alright, I guess I'll get the 1080p, thanks for all the answers. Ah, should've made this a discussion, I'd give you all best answers if I could.
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August 18, 2012 7:46:37 PM

Best answer selected by M1rr0rN1nj4.
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August 18, 2012 7:51:59 PM

And if you run on anything but the lcd native resolution it will never be as clear.
-Bruce
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August 19, 2012 10:37:00 AM

Thanks for the reply btw =P
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August 19, 2012 10:38:32 AM

dish_moose said:
And if you run on anything but the lcd native resolution it will never be as clear.
-Bruce

So playing in 1366x768 on a 1920x1080 screen would look significantly worse?
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