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Switching from 1680x1050 to 1080p worth it with same display size?

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March 3, 2013 2:28:11 PM

I have a 22" hp 1680x1050 display and since I just installed a 7870 le card on my system I was thinking in pushing my games to play on 1080p. Im looking to buy a 1080p monitor but Im not sure if it will be worth it or not, assuming Im keeping around the same size of the display (22" 16x10 monitor has around the same area of a 24" 16x9).
Shouldnt I just keep playing at 1680x1050 and up the antialiasing in order to make it look like a 1080p with lower fxaa?
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March 3, 2013 10:38:29 PM

k4ever said:
I have a 22" hp 1680x1050 display and since I just installed a 7870 le card on my system I was thinking in pushing my games to play on 1080p. Im looking to buy a 1080p monitor but Im not sure if it will be worth it or not, assuming Im keeping around the same size of the display (22" 16x10 monitor has around the same area of a 24" 16x9).
Shouldnt I just keep playing at 1680x1050 and up the antialiasing in order to make it look like a 1080p with lower fxaa?


Are you actually able to run the 1680x1050 displ at 1920x1080?
I have a 1680x1050 and a 7870, and that option is not avail to me.
I've been of the belief that the max displ resolution is inherent
in the monitor and cannot be increased by a gpu.
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March 4, 2013 1:09:35 AM

My monitor is 1680x1050 native and doesnt support 1080p. Thats why Im not sure if upgrading to a 1920x1080 native display will be worth it if its around the same size and after one factors the antialiasing features.
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March 4, 2013 12:52:30 PM

k4ever said:
My monitor is 1680x1050 native and doesnt support 1080p. Thats why Im not sure if upgrading to a 1920x1080 native display will be worth it if its around the same size and after one factors the antialiasing features.


Oh,misunderstood your orig question, I thot you were trying to get a native 1680x1050 to
run at 1080p.

I would upgrade if you go to at least 24", anything less prob
not worth it. 1080p & above is the way to go if you have
the funds.
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March 4, 2013 2:49:19 PM

Get a 1080p. Bump up the size to 23 or 24 inches. It'll be worth it. And your card should be fine at 1080p. The memory bandwidth can easily handle that resolution. I know a couple good monitors, let me know if you need help picking one out.
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