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January 7, 2013 7:12:22 AM

Hi all. Want to ask something. Which one will give greater experience, enjoyment to eyes, and more detail in gaming, bigger resolution or maximum setting? And bigger resolution i mean 1080p from my current monitor resolution, 1366x768.

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January 7, 2013 7:19:11 AM

It depends on where you are coming from computer wise as well what are you currently using? My guess would be a bit of both. I would say that the jump to 1080 would be really nice I noticed a difference moving from TN panel that was 1680x1050 to 1920x1080p IPS. But again it depends on the monitor you get and what you are wanting from your machine but I would say in general you would gain quite a bit monitor wise. Also, I would say that graphically you will notice more performance wise/visually as well depending on what you have but typically people see more with there graphics card.
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January 7, 2013 7:44:21 AM

You need a fairly powerful PC to enjoy 1080p games at max settings. We cant really suggest a monitor unless we know your system.

But if you do have a good enough PC let me say this, just last year i upgraded to a 1080p 22" monitor from a CRT and im so glad i did, everything looks so much better.

You can get a decent 22" 1080p screen for cheap too, 100-120 bucks.
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January 7, 2013 7:51:33 AM

I went from a 1280x1024 at max to 1920x1200 max and the clarity difference is huge and you can use less AA but the max settings is better.
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January 7, 2013 8:00:32 AM

Personally, I upgraded from 1600x900 to 1080p, and it was freaking amazing. I then upgraded to a 120Hz monitor, and 60Hz looks laggy to me. :p 

I'd say go for it. Even 1080p at lower details / AA looks better than 720p on ultra.
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January 7, 2013 8:51:25 AM

i have 650 ti and with 1366x768 resolution this card give great performace for me. My money barely enough to buy one, monitor or better card.

So from all of your suggest, i should buy monitor instead. Which brand will give best performance for value? And i don't something expensive like 120hz or 1ms response time. Just something normal for gaming..
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January 7, 2013 8:53:08 AM

DarkSable said:
Personally, I upgraded from 1600x900 to 1080p, and it was freaking amazing. I then upgraded to a 120Hz monitor, and 60Hz looks laggy to me. :p 

I'd say go for it. Even 1080p at lower details / AA looks better than 720p on ultra.


Is this claim real? Low setting ini 1080p looks better than ultra in 720p? Wow..
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January 7, 2013 8:58:36 AM

You can buy a bigger monitor to better appreciate the full settings of your game. The resolution can come later when you have fully worked on your specs.
Anyway, you really will not notice the difference in picture quality from 720p to 1080p if your screen is not larger than 32". This generally applies to TV's as well.

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January 7, 2013 8:59:35 AM

ashharun said:
Is this claim real? Low setting ini 1080p looks better than ultra in 720p? Wow..


Depends on the game. Low settings probably doesn't look better, but settings that require same power in 720p and 1080p (for example, 720p ultra Crysis 2 requires same amount of GPU power as high 1080p) looks much better on 1080p.

chocostain said:
You can buy a bigger monitor to better appreciate the full settings of your game. The resolution can come later when you have fully worked on your specs.
Anyway, you really will not notice the difference in picture quality from 720p to 1080p if your screen is not larger than 32". This generally applies to TV's as well.


This is not true. The difference is magnificent.
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January 7, 2013 9:13:40 AM

I played on a lower res screen when my 560ti could max it and moved up to 1920x1200 when I had a 670 so I could still max it.

Low settings look poor in most games to me but always stay at native res
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January 7, 2013 9:14:10 AM

chocostain said:
You can buy a bigger monitor to better appreciate the full settings of your game. The resolution can come later when you have fully worked on your specs.
Anyway, you really will not notice the difference in picture quality from 720p to 1080p if your screen is not larger than 32". This generally applies to TV's as well.


i agree with Sunius; bigger screen means NOTHING compared to the image clarity and crispness from a smaller high res monitor. i'll never go back to a 32" 720p tv after experiencing an improvement in image quality with a 20" 1600x900 monitor, and much more so with a 23" 1080p monitor shortly after that. the difference between 720p and 1080p is much, much clearer with a monitor than a tv, dot pitch and all.
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January 7, 2013 9:15:17 AM

Sunius said:
Depends on the game. Low settings probably doesn't look better, but settings that require same power in 720p and 1080p (for example, 720p ultra Crysis 2 requires same amount of GPU power as high 1080p) looks much better on 1080p.



This is not true. The difference is magnificent.



My bad. I re-read and he said resolution, not bigger picture size. So my argument was off. Just woke up and still a bit sleepy :sleep: 

However it's true. You would really appreciate better your 1080p resolution if it was on a bigger screen. I have tried this.
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January 7, 2013 9:21:34 AM

Well, I think it depends on the PPI of the monitor. My old 1080p had a PPI of like 105, my new 1440p has 110. In terms of clarity, it isn't that much better. But in terms of colours its 1000x times better. So how much better 1080p is from 720p depends on the screen size too.
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January 7, 2013 9:23:52 AM

Colour accuracy is where it's at. It really makes landscape scene wow you
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January 7, 2013 9:30:10 AM

Nice nice nice :D , its sound like everyone have great experience with 1080p. I thought this graphic on 1366x768 can't be better :lol:  . Can't wait to upgrade this old monitor :) 

so, well.. can you help me to choose good monitor for value? Like i said before, no need for something expensive, just good monitor for gaming. And what the best size for 1080p monitor, 21" or 23"? I think 21" better because it has better ppi, but is that right? I never had 1080p monitor or tv before so i'm not very good to choose here..
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January 7, 2013 9:34:28 AM

My 105 PPI was 21.5 inch, but I think 24 inch is the norm.
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January 7, 2013 9:41:58 AM

U2412m is Awesome for size and immersion and colours
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January 7, 2013 9:49:03 AM

darth pravus said:
U2412m is Awesome for size and immersion and colours

u2412m is too expensive for me :( . Maybe you can suggest monitor below $220 :) .
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January 7, 2013 10:05:49 AM

Eh. I decided to go from 1280X1024 to 640X480, and honestly, the difference is minimal. I say go for ultra settings. Resolution be damned.
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January 7, 2013 10:10:50 AM

MajinCry said:
Eh. I decided to go from 1280X1024 to 640X480, and honestly, the difference is minimal. I say go for ultra settings. Resolution be damned.



Finally, someone who agrees with me. :lol: 
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January 7, 2013 10:15:01 AM

chocostain said:
Finally, someone who agrees with me. :lol: 



The group of ultra no matter what is growing ;) 
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January 7, 2013 10:17:24 AM

ashharun said:
u2412m is too expensive for me :( . Maybe you can suggest monitor below $220 :) .



I hate dell there customer support/warranties blow take a look at this one. I bought this one about 1 month ago.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 7, 2013 10:20:43 AM

How about HP?
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January 7, 2013 10:27:55 AM

HP is a good company to work with my family has dealt with them on a customer support level however. With the ASUS screen i recommended you get there warranty ARR service: Which means something goes wrong you get paid shipment costs to them and as you send it to them they send you a new one back its pretty awesome. Also, the monitor I suggested is kind of a direct comparison to the Dell monitors you'll see. LED IPS 5-6ms response pretty low if you ask me. You get height adjustment (comes in handy because your monitor isn't always the height you'd like), it also rotates, so its great for someone if they were to want to do portrait eyefinity. However if you aren't after those features you can go with there cheaper model.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 7, 2013 10:47:53 AM

MajinCry said:
Eh. I decided to go from 1280X1024 to 640X480, and honestly, the difference is minimal. I say go for ultra settings. Resolution be damned.

Err, i don't think so. Play in non native resolution always make the graphic feel like crap. It's streched so much and made the graphic feel blurry. Except what you mean are playing in monitor that had 640x480 native resolution (that is below my phone display, lol)
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January 9, 2013 11:17:32 PM

Best answer selected by ashharun.
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