Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Confused about monitor choice

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 10, 2013 7:52:25 AM

Hi guys, so I recently purchased a MSI GTX 660 TF 2GB (OC edition) video card, and am confused about the monitor size. I can choose either between a 20' Samsung (1600 x 900) or a 22'' (1920 x 1080), but concerned if the 22'' will be too demanding for the card. I'm looking to keep my set up for at least 3-4 years. I don't mind lowering the AA a bit, but want to play at high/highest settings for the years to come (as long as it looks good with good framerates) Help me out guys, which would be the good choice?

Best solution

a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 8:09:51 AM

You'll be fine. Definitely go for the 1080p monitor. No question about it. Medium High settings at 1080p will probably look better than High settings at 900p.

You always wanna go for the highest resolution you can get.
Share
a c 124 U Graphics card
a c 85 C Monitor
January 10, 2013 8:33:11 AM

^+1
Score
0
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 8:40:20 AM

^+2
Score
0
January 10, 2013 9:09:58 AM

Hehe, so nothing less than 1080p? As long as I get ~50fps, I'm happy. Also, I sit close to the screen, and with such a big resolution is that going to be a problem?
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 9:25:15 AM

Sheepy_28 said:
Hehe, so nothing less than 1080p? As long as I get ~50fps, I'm happy. Also, I sit close to the screen, and with such a big resolution is that going to be a problem?


I have a 24 inch 1080p display, and I sit with the screen glued to my nose. It's fine. Could be a little higher res.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 10:08:25 AM

You want higher resolution when you are closer to the screen.

Score
0
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 10, 2013 12:29:56 PM

If you live by a Microcenter they have a $400 Auria 2560x1440. I just got one last weekend and it is great. 40 fps on that is much more enjoyable than 60+ fps on 1920x1080.
EDIT: I agree about his card struggling, but the point I was trying to make is higher resolution is always better. I have a 7870, by the way, and so far so good.
Score
0
a c 124 U Graphics card
a c 85 C Monitor
January 10, 2013 1:12:47 PM

Though I would value a better monitor over a better graphics card. The graphics card is going to be outdated within 2-3yrs, that monitor will continue being useful until it literally breaks.
Besides, you can always run the game in 1080p.
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 10, 2013 2:16:03 PM

Get the 1080p monitor you can always run it at 1600x900 if you feel the need.
Score
0
January 10, 2013 3:31:59 PM

Best answer selected by Sheepy_28.
Score
0
January 10, 2013 3:32:43 PM

Thank you for the input all, grabbing the 22 incher :D 
Score
0
!