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February 5, 2013 8:32:22 AM

Not sure if this is in the right section, so sorry if its not...

I currently have a 18.5' monitor which im using for gaming(I know right :-/ lol) so im going to upgrade and get a 24'...
Will this make my graphics worse as im only running a 7770!

If someone can explain this to me I would appreciate it...
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February 5, 2013 8:46:43 AM

it depends on ppi what is the max resolution of your current monitor & what games you play
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February 5, 2013 8:46:49 AM

You'll increase your Resolution to 1080p.
But it will not be Worse. It will be the same like before.

And your 7770 may not run all games at Ultra at that Resolution.
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February 5, 2013 9:20:56 AM

Yeh, atm my resolution is something like 1366x768...So it will be a jump to 1080p, correct??

Also, basically what I am playing atm are ArmaII and Battlefield 3 and with the 7770 I am quite surprised with how well it is performing atm! So with the boost to 1080p the graphic quality may decrease with all games or just certain one that are more graphics heavy?
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February 5, 2013 9:49:06 AM

That's the double of pixels for your gpu to handle, so yes, frame rate for same graphic details will take a (big) hit. But this card is still relevant for moderate details at 1080p.
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February 5, 2013 9:53:02 AM

you can easily calculate the pixels, your graphics card needs to render:
1366x768 = 1.049.088 pixels
1920x1080 = 2.073.600 pixels

so you will feel a performance drop. but think of all those extra pixels you can look at!
the ppi has nothing to do with how good your graphics card can render each pixels. it's "pixels per inch". that's just to show the density(or how close) each pixel sits.
i'dd recommend (edit: not really recommend, but a bigger screen is always nice :D  ) getting the bigger screen and maybe you'll be forced to turn your graphics settings a bit down.
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February 5, 2013 9:59:52 AM

Yes, so in conclusion: The performance will be a lot worse. To keep is smooth you will be forced to lower the graphics settings. As a consequence, a 1080p monitor will indirectly indeed make "graphics worse". The HD 7770 is simply not appropriate for such a resolution.

I would either keep things as they are, or also upgrade your video card (get a HD 7850) if you absolutely want a bigger display.
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February 5, 2013 10:08:26 AM

i "still" got my HD6870. it's on par with the 7770.
i play bf3 on high (not ultra), sc2 on ultra and other games in the high-ultra settings and getting 30-50 fps (if i drop sc2 down to high settings, i get 140fps :p  )
and i have a 24" 1080p screen..
i can imagine that playing on a 18.5" screen would be terrible
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February 5, 2013 10:40:58 AM

If you want the bigger screen but want the higher settings you can simply run the larger screen at the lower resolution of 1280x720 or your old resolution of 1366*768 for certain games. With my 5770 I lowered the resolution for all the crysis games yet played borderlands, Valve games, dead space 1/2 at full 1080P settings.

720P full settings to me is more appealing than 1080P at med settings unless you are gaming online
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February 5, 2013 10:43:46 AM

Yeh its pretty annoying...I got my nose pushed up against the screen sometimes lol...I was walking past monitors in a store and was sorta that 'take a glance, look away...then look back real quick like 'daaammmnnnn'! I think ill get the 24' inch and update my card in the near future....Thanks for the advice guys...
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February 5, 2013 10:47:44 AM


spentshells said:
If you want the bigger screen but want the higher settings you can simply run the larger screen at the lower resolution of 1280x720 or your old resolution of 1366*768 for certain games. With my 5770 I lowered the resolution for all the crysis games yet played borderlands, Valve games, dead space 1/2 at full 1080P settings.

720P full settings to me is more appealing than 1080P at med settings unless you are gaming online


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