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Hi Guys,

I currently have a 22" Samsung HD Ready tv mounted to my wall. I have my computer hooked up via DVI and it runs at a resolution of 1680 x 1050. I got this TV several years ago before 1080p even came out!

My question is, now i have upgraded my computer to the spec in my signature, should i upgrade to a 1920 x 1080 monitor? Will it be much different? Will i lose many fps?

There are some good deals around at the moment on 23" monitors and i was just wondering if its worth an upgrade. I dont need a TV as I dont have an aerial, i only use my PC
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definitely need to upgrade, your 6950 is being put to waste at 1600.
Im using 24" 1920x1200 and run everything maxed out!
    
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Im maxing everything out at 60 - 100fps and love it i just can't help but think what it would look like on a LED 1920 x 1080 monitor!!!
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you can get sum really nice 24" 1080 monitors for under £150 now.

I'm planning on doing the same as you myself. Take a look here

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...ortby=priceAsc
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Im maxing everything out at 60 - 100fps and love it i just can't help but think what it would look like on a LED 1920 x 1080 monitor!!!
Not much different, unless the LED would be higher quality, which is doubtful.


In games, the only real significant difference between 1680x1050 and 1920x1080 is the added horizontal view area of 1920x1080. And even that is a slight difference.
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Im curious about this as well, I am on 1600x900 right now with a 20inch monitor and I am wonder what kind of performance hit I will take in games from going 1920x1080. I do plan to upgrade my cards when the keplers come around though.
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Im curious about this as well, I am on 1600x900 right now with a 20inch monitor and I am wonder what kind of performance hit I will take in games from going 1920x1080. I do plan to upgrade my cards when the keplers come around though.
Probably about 10fps, it is definitely noticeable.
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Probably about 10fps, it is definitely noticeable.
Depends on how much FPS you originally had.

It's not a huge performance hit.
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at 60 - 100fps i shouldnt see too much of a performance hit but it depends if its worth the lower fps
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As said before the only difference in image quality is view.
Now since ur LCD is old, even if u get a new 1680x1050 lcd it will look much better due to better technology.
Also i only get higher ez monitor if the monitor itself is bigger, i.e going from 22"1050 to 22"' 1080 is useless. But ur going from 22 to 24 so its worth it.
As fps difference u will loose 3-10 fps deppending on the game.
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