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Intel17
02-28-10, 11:42 PM
Hey all,

So my dad got me the shiny new gift of a 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor (it's at home, waiting for me to come back during spring break). However, I am running but a measly GeForce 8800GT, Core 2 Quad Q6600, and 4GB of ram.

What kind of performance will I see in today's top graphics titles (other than Crysis)? Will I be able to run modern games comfortably at 1920x1080 at high/max settings? Or should I now invest in a new gfx card?

JasonPC
02-28-10, 11:44 PM
Even 2 8800 GT won't be able to run Crysis on high too well at 1920x1080. You'd probably get much more acceptable results with an ATI 5850 or 5870 at that resolution. But otherwise you should be somewhat ok. Don't know what kind of games you're looking for but Bioshock 2 was alright, Battlefield Bad Company 2 was good running DX9.

nV`andrew
02-28-10, 11:46 PM
I have a similar set up. I get good peformance on pretty much all games at high. I run BC2 on mostly medium settings though.

ViN86
02-28-10, 11:54 PM
You may need to turn down some of the games settings to run them at 1920x1080, but the card will handle it just fine. I have been using this 2407 for years now and my 8800GT (RIP) and now 9800GT handle games just fine.

Armed_Baboon
02-28-10, 11:55 PM
You will be able to run some games at max settings like Modern Warfare 2, supreme commander 2 etc. but not many, especially if you want to use AA.

Probably time to upgrade to a new card. Do your research!

NarcissistZero
03-01-10, 01:51 AM
I would expect it will be much more manageable than you would expect, but there will be some games you will need to tone down or stop focing AA and such on.

HiCZoK4
03-01-10, 02:03 AM
This res is waaaay too much for 22'. You can easily go with 2xsmaller res

K007
03-01-10, 02:04 AM
i am on 1920x1080. my first lcd screen as well. love it. samsung. very solid.

nutcrackr
03-01-10, 03:14 AM
I think you may struggle with some games at that native res. There are some really well optimized games though.

K007
03-01-10, 03:25 AM
never had a single game go nuts about the resolution for me. everything i played had 1920x1080 selection in the options, 59/60hz

playing wow, going from 1280x1024...to 1920x1080....was just WOW lol...

agentkay
03-01-10, 08:28 AM
Have been playing at 1920x1080 on my 46" Sharp for the last three years with my 8800GTX. Pretty much always max out the settings and use 16AF and 2AA - 8AA depending on the performance. While I'm content with the performance for the most part, I do have money ready for Nvidias killer GPU aka Fermi. ;)

newparad1gm
03-01-10, 09:14 AM
At that pixel density (1080p on a 21", hell my 22" is only 1680x1050), he might not even need any sort of AA in games. But yeah, just expect to have to turn down a couple features here and there for newer games if you want to run at the native res.

grey_1
03-01-10, 09:29 AM
At that pixel density (1080p on a 21", hell my 22" is only 1680x1050), he might not even need any sort of AA in games. But yeah, just expect to have to turn down a couple features here and there for newer games if you want to run at the native res.

This is what I'm hoping as my next monitor will probably be 19x10. not sure about the screen size though. My Bro has a 20" samsung that does 1680x1050 and his looks a good deal tighter than my 22" samsung at that same rez.

Density FTW? :)

DiscipleDOC
03-01-10, 09:30 AM
Heck, I can do 1920x1200 on my 15" CRT and my Voodoo vid card. :bleh:

grey_1
03-01-10, 09:34 AM
Heck, I can do 1920x1200 on my 15" CRT and my Voodoo vid card. :bleh:

With AA? :bleh:

DiscipleDOC
03-01-10, 09:36 AM
With AA? :bleh:

16x AA and sync is disabled. :bleh:

grey_1
03-01-10, 09:38 AM
16x AA and sync is disabled. :bleh:

:lol:

NarcissistZero
03-01-10, 09:44 AM
I see tons of jaggies on my 24" 1080... I am sure 21" is not incredibly different.

You sit close to monitors, a 21" is probably the equivalent to a 40" HDTV.

Yaboze
03-01-10, 09:52 AM
Man, it's getting harder and harder to find a 1920x1200 screen these days. :(

grey_1
03-01-10, 09:58 AM
Man, it's getting harder and hard to find a 1920x1200 screen these days. :(

No doubt - every one I've found carries a premium for that 16:10 :(

Blade
03-01-10, 10:13 AM
Man, it's getting harder and hard to find a 1920x1200 screen these days. :(

Been using this http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-25-5--wide-2ms-dvi-d-black-5L43.html

for the last 3 months, very pleased with it but......

I have an old 19inch Samsung running next to it on another rig for lanning in my home office, it only does 1280x1024 res, it's running on a rig identical to my specs below.

Man i can crank up everything on any game & at that res on that monitor & i swear things look as JUST as good as the Asus running @ 1920x1200.

I'm starting to think that big screens (for me) are just overkill, especially when you sit so close anyways.

I may sell the Asus & drop down to a 20 inch one hmmmmm.

TheANIMAL
03-01-10, 10:36 AM
Never had an issue with my good old 19 inch 1440*900. :bleh:

Quick420
03-01-10, 10:41 AM
Hey all,

So my dad got me the shiny new gift of a 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor (it's at home, waiting for me to come back during spring break). However, I am running but a measly GeForce 8800GT, Core 2 Quad Q6600, and 4GB of ram.

What kind of performance will I see in today's top graphics titles (other than Crysis)? Will I be able to run modern games comfortably at 1920x1080 at high/max settings? Or should I now invest in a new gfx card?

They are not measly gt's.They will run all your games at 1920x1080.....with very few exceptions.If I were you I would not buy a new gpu right now.Wait a month the 2xxxx series are going to be damned near given away.Put it this way,even with the uber low price of gpu's I'm still buying new tires for my car,that's how worried I am.

NarcissistZero
03-01-10, 12:06 PM
Man, it's getting harder and hard to find a 1920x1200 screen these days. :(

Indeed, I went 1080 simply because when my old monitor broke I didn't want to wait or pay for shipping from newegg. NO ONE carried 16:10 in store.

grey_1
03-01-10, 12:10 PM
Indeed, I went 1080 simply because when my old monitor broke I didn't want to wait or pay for shipping from newegg. NO ONE carried 16:10 in store.

I've only found 2 stores that carry them. Staples has 1 AOC and BJs Wholesale (Like Sams Club) has the other, and they both want way too much.