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23" monitor @ 2048rez vs 25" 1080p monitor?

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March 29, 2010 5:30:10 PM

Ok, Im buying a new monitor for gaming and watching movies in my room, and I cant figure out which is best. I use an ati hd4890 video card currently, with a samsung 1600x900 20" display. My options are these.
http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/office/monitors/esse...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Currently I can play any game including crysis at max details, I dont know however how my card will fair under the a resolution of 2048 compared to 1080p. Also Im not sure if its really worth getting a bigger monitor rather than increased resolution. So here are the advantages I can find.
Samsung:higher rez, higher contrast ratio, but lower 5ms response rate and 23"size
I-inc:lower 1080p rez, lower contrast ratio, but higher 2ms response rate and 25" size. Which would you guys recommend for my uses (gaming, movies, studying/reading books online, school stuff)? Thanks!
March 29, 2010 11:17:31 PM

I would go with the Samsung because 1) I have never heard of the other brand (and usually when that happens the other brand isn't as good), 2) the contrast ratio is 20,000 compared to 800:1, 3) higher resolution is nice, 4)the other brand doesn't have a DVI port (don't know which you are using, but I would go DVI if I could) 5) 2ms is nice on the other, but 5ms is still fairly decent also.

If you are going to be spending about $230-$250 for the Samsung; why not go with the Samsung P2370 that has 50,000:1 contrast ratio and 2ms, but the resolution is 1080p which is actually a pretty standard resolution nowadays.
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March 30, 2010 2:35:17 AM

Bro go for large rez monitor it is suitable for movies but gaming will be superb IF you have a super end gfx card hd4890 is suitable if crossfired otherwise u have to lower the game rez and details & the following words were used in this forum i.e Never Care About Contrast Ratio it is not exact as given by the manufacture use Spyder 3 elite to find exact contrast ratio : if CR is 1000:1 is good if below not so good but respectable for IPS panel
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March 30, 2010 1:02:01 PM

Go for the samsung. Higher resolution :) 
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March 30, 2010 3:25:06 PM

Higher resolution also means lower gaming performance since the HD 4890 needs to render more pixels. The Samsung has about 14% more pixels, therefore you should expect a 13% - 17% drop in frame rates compared to the I-inc,

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March 31, 2010 8:51:36 AM

Crossfire ur card if going for high rez
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March 31, 2010 2:48:23 PM

I cant afford both a XF config and a new monitor. Ive considered a xf'ing my 4890 with a 4870 for budget reasons, but then I wouldnt be able to get anything more expensive than a $160 monitor, which is ok for the acer but Id like something bigger/nicer.
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