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skoprowski
01-02-08, 11:17 AM
I am debating whether to go with a 19" or 20/22" lcd widescreen monitor. I currently run all of my games at 1280 x 1024 on my 19" CRT with no issues so I know a 19" WS will be no problem with games. However, I am concerned if I go with a 20/22" WS monitor my system may be struggling at 1680 x 1050. I am currently playing Crysis, UT3 and TF2. What do you guys think? Should I go with a 19 or 20/22? I am also hoping to use my monitor with my Xbox 360. BTW- my main gaming rig is the Opteron 185 system in my sig- nothing is overclocked.

Thanks,

Scott

RaidenWoW
01-02-08, 11:26 AM
Um yeah I think you're good to go. You can run Crysis on all medium settings with 2aa

Dreamingawake
01-02-08, 01:07 PM
r u serious, you have all that powerful hardware and you don't know whether it can push past 1680x1050 ?? ..

skoprowski
01-02-08, 01:14 PM
OK.....I'm sorry for asking that question...geesh I didn't expect flaming for this.

Nitz Walsh
01-02-08, 01:29 PM
OK.....I'm sorry for asking that question...geesh I didn't expect flaming for this.

"Are you serious" is your idea of flaming? Exactly how long have been exposed to the Internet?

In short, since many game benchmarks with the 8800GTX are done at 1900x1200 or even 2500x1600 - then 1680x1050 will be a breeze of course.

Dazz
01-02-08, 02:14 PM
I can play Crysis at 1680x1050 at high no AF/FSAA, i rather played the game at 104x768 @ Vhigh settings myself.

Dreamingawake
01-02-08, 02:34 PM
OK.....I'm sorry for asking that question...geesh I didn't expect flaming for this.


Yeah, I was honestly curious if you didn't know, but hey that's totally cool, there are so many freakin' things to know about computers, one person can't know them all. You have a great system, like, by any standards, you have nothing to worry about.

skoprowski
01-02-08, 02:35 PM
Thanks- that is the kind of advice I was looking for. I am used to running most games at 1280 x 1024 with 8xAA/16XAF. I would rather have a lower resolution with better AA/AF then a higher one without any filtering.

TheSmJ
01-03-08, 03:57 AM
Your CPU is holding you back the most, but general game performance shouldn't be effected by it much.

I have an old AMD CPU myself, and I was planning to go Intel in a month or two. Lately though I'm not really sure why I should bother as Crysis is the only badly performing game I have, and it will take more than a new CPU/Mobo/RAM combo to fix it.

Tuningmaster
01-03-08, 05:37 AM
I am debating whether to go with a 19" or 20/22" lcd widescreen monitor. I currently run all of my games at 1280 x 1024 on my 19" CRT with no issues so I know a 19" WS will be no problem with games. However, I am concerned if I go with a 20/22" WS monitor my system may be struggling at 1680 x 1050. I am currently playing Crysis, UT3 and TF2. What do you guys think? Should I go with a 19 or 20/22? I am also hoping to use my monitor with my Xbox 360. BTW- my main gaming rig is the Opteron 185 system in my sig- nothing is overclocked.

Thanks,

Scott


Go with the 22"lcd. I have one and my 8800GTX chews through all my games at 1680X1050 with maxed settings and 4-8XAA along with 16XAF.

The only game I cant max out with AA and AF is Crysis but guess what? your not going to be able to do that at 1280X1024 either.


Also you should overclock that Opty to at least 3ghz which it should do with no problems at all. You will get much much better performance that way in CPU bound scenarios.