Should I get 1080p or regular monitor?


I was looking at monitors on Newegg and noticed some of them were 1080p and some weren't, is there much of a difference between the two?

Two monitors I was looking at are:



Will I see much of a difference in my games by going with the 1080p one, or should I just get the regular one?
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  1. The difference is resolution; 1920 x 1080 vs. 1680 x 1050.

    Gaming on the 1080p LCD monitor will be more demanding because there are more pixels.
  2. Ok, thank you, with my computer set up right now should I just go with the regular one then?
  3. What are your systems specs and is medium quality graphics acceptable, or does everything have to be set to "high" or above and still get good frame rates?
  4. umm, at 1680 x 1050 crysis with max settings and 4x AA runs ~20 - 40 fps, maybe more.


    System Specs:
    Phenom II 940
    OCZ Reaper 4gb 1066MHz
    GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H (790GX chipset)
    WD Caviar Black 1TB
    Samsung x22 DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe
    Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 1GB
    OCZ 550w Fatal1ty PSU

    Sorry, I thought I put them in my first post, I must have forgot about it and submitted ;x
  5. Well, Crysis is pretty demanding which could be due to inefficient coding. Crysis: Warhead runs a little better, but I haven't played it because of DRM (copy protection) only allows around 5 installs before it's necessary to call EA.

    I think with your HD 4870 you will probably get mid 20's to high 20's on a 22" monitor. With a 1080p monitor you can probably get low 20's.

    If you were to play Fallout 3 (the game I'm currently playing), then you can expect frame rates to top at about 70FPS @ 1680 x 1050 and about 60FPS @ 1920 x 1200 (close to 1080p) with everything set on high, based on benchmarks I've seen.
  6. Hmm...

    Actually, I've just seen benchmarks for Crysis: Warhead, apparently the HD 4870 1GB only got 20.1FPS with everything set on high @ 1680 x 1050.
  7. 1080p is Full HD 16:9 which is cool for gaming and blu-ray
  8. Thank you, I think I may just go with the 1080p one, crysis is definitely the only game I'm going to be playing, I play a lot of free MMO's and stuff. Oh and I can hook my 360 up to it too ^^.
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