Two monitors or one higher res? Will my GFX card handle it?
I have a bit of a dilemma and I would really appreciate some advice.
Firstly, here are my system specs :
Dell Studio 1749 laptop Core I5 CPU M540 @ 2.53Ghz GFX : ATI Radeon HD5600 550Mhz / 1Gb DDR3 8Gb Ram Boot Drive : Crucial M4 256Gb SSD Drive 2 : WD6500AAKS Hybrid HDD Drive 3 : (Esata) Seagate ST95005620AS Opsys: Win 7 HE 64 Bit
I do a lot of coding, image editing and general use of Office 2010.
I play a couple of games - Mainly : World Of Warcraft SWTOR Dishonored
Here is the thing:
I currently use two monitors (one 24" and one 22" via hdmi and one via displayport). Both running at their native resolution of 1920 x 1200.
When gaming I only use my primary screen for the game and usually have Skype or Outlook running on the second screen.
It all works great at the mo.
I am thinking of replacing my dual monitor setup with the following 2 options :
Option A :
1 x 27" monitor running at 2560 x 1440
Option B :
1 x 27" monitor running at 2560 x 1440 1 x 24" monitor running at 1920 x 1200
My question is : Will my system be powerful enough to run the above options at the same speed as now? I know the general desktop stuff will be fine with either option but what about gaming? I will be running the games on the primary 2560x1440 monitor.
Any help or advice much appreciated
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If your going to be playing games on a high resolution's on multiple montiors I would recomend that you get a card with more memory.
the higher resolution is almost twice that of what you are currently using, so there will be a very noticable gaming difference.