Best resolution for games on a dream sys?

2.4 or 2.53 ghz P4
1 GB RDRAM
Ti-4600
19" FE950+ Multisync

I'm using a piece of crap comp that can't even run Half life with a half decent FPS at 640 resolution. I'm thinking my designated res will be 1280. What you think? Or is this too slow, FPS wise?

1024 would be okay I guess, but I think I'd want more high res quality.

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  1. I have yet to find a game I can't run well at 1024x768 will full details on my MX.
    You should be able to pull 1280x1024 with 4x AA no problem.

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  2. I want 8192x6144 pixel res, period.

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  3. Depends a lot on the game

    I can get really great FPS in counter-strike at 1280x960, 3x FSAA and I am only running a Athlon 1.4 ghz Tbird with a plain vanilla GF3.

    Of course, should I attempt to play dungeon siege at anything over 1024x768, I get like 20 FPS.

    Also - never ever run 4x FSAA unless you are taking screenshots - the improvement in quality from 3x is really minimal, and the performance hit is rather large.

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  4. I'm only interested in 2x AA, as anything larger takes a serious performance hit.

    Since this is gonna be my dream sys, I refuse to have framerates anywhere below 65. I don't get why people want a boost from 110 FPS to 140, when there is NO difference (the eye cannot percieve more than 60-70 FPS).

    Well, I guess as new games come out if I want to have a good FPS i'll have to eventually downtone it to 1024 =(

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  5. AA is generally slower than a resolution bump. Try 1600*1200, and if you still see jaggies then try 2X AA on that. If it's too slow, bump down the resolution. The GF4Ti4600 should be able to handle all current games at 1600*1200*32 MAX without AA and most the same res with AA.

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  6. "2.4 or 2.53 ghz P4
    1 GB RDRAM
    Ti-4600
    19" FE950+ Multisync"

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  7. I don't like that resolution. My monitor makes it look like crap. I either play at 1024x768 or 1600x1200. New game vs old game basically.

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  8. Quote:
    I'm only interested in 2x AA, as anything larger takes a serious performance hit

    This is only half true - check some benchmarks. 2x FSAA and 3x FSAA are typically identical in performance, but I think that 3x FSAA (quincunx, or whatever Nvidia calls it) looks a good deal better.

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  9. I still see jaggies at 1600x1200, but they aren't bad.

    My opinion is that 1280x960 w/FSAA looks far better than 1600x1200 w/no FSAA

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  10. 640x480 x 4xFSAA anyone?

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  11. hey guys, wake up, remember the geforce 4 ti archetecture is different than even the geforce 3s, it has new AA improvements. 4xAA dosnt take that big of a hit. personally i dont use it, i just jack up the res, i have a 19 inch monitor and anything 1280x1024 or above looks fine without AA. course i could use it if i wanted to, i have a ti4400. but thats not the point. the reason i dont play at 1600x1200 most of the time is because then my monitor refresh rate is 60hz and ill get a headache after an hour or two.

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  12. i did 320x240 with 4xSAA in UT, actually it didnt look too bad. it really shows you how AA works, cause the pixels are so big, you should try it

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  13. interesting idea... never done that.
    i did try UT / serious sam with 2 and 4x AA at 800x600 but it just chugged on my geforce2pro.
    eventually i might upgrade, but my gaming requirements at the moment are fairly limited.

    plus geforce 3 & 4's still cost buckets in ozland.

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  14. Hehe, my R8500 can handle 2X Quality FSAA on UT at 1024*768*32 with no drop in FPS!

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