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post #11 of 20
1080p is 16:9. But as others have said wait on the GPU, they are almost here. Way less than 6 months.



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I was going to buy this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615

But I've decided to wait for the newer GPU coming out this month.
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thats an awesome gpu. I will prolly end up with somthing like that as I can not wait....I might cross fire two AMD cards because of their scaling...idk
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OP, I am confused. You are upgrading from a 1920x1080 to 1920x1200 monitor why? You know that 16:10 display sees less field of view than 16:9 right? Games keep the vertical resolution the same so you actually see less.

Secondly, the new series from Nvidia won't be here til April sadly but the rumored specs are pretty good. I would recommend taking advantage of the limited time offer of the GTX 560 Ti 448 Core. It has the same VRAM as a GTX 570 (1280MB) which is plenty for 1200p. The only difference seperating it from a GTX 570 is 448 vs 480 cores which is like 2 fps in most games.

Just my $.02
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lol I agree but 28" of 1920 x 1200 should be awesome. Should I go for the Acer 27" 1920 x 1080 for $239 instead? 1/2" difference but the hanspree looks huge sitting next to it....lol

Ur right ....GTX 560 448 core FTW! + rep
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post #16 of 20
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lol I agree but 28" of 1920 x 1200 should be awesome. Should I go for the Acer 27" 1920 x 1080 for $239 instead? 1/2" difference but the hanspree looks huge sitting next to it....lol
Ur right ....GTX 560 448 core FTW! + rep
Ah thanks smile.gif

I see, either way, big monitors are the way to go! At first, you're like WOAH but then after an hour you get used to it and love it. Simply put 16:10 is better for applications, web browsing, and desktop usage while 16:9 is slightly better for movies and games and is becoming the more popular option, actually already is.
post #17 of 20
Somewhat weird that your struggling with the 550 honestly. I'm running my game without any problems on the 470, although it does not seem to like SLI that much (and water glitches all the time, but that seems to be a general game problem than my gpu). If you can, wait a bit and go with the 570, especially if the new line-up is coming soon-this usually means good pricing thumb.gif.

As for the monitor...make sure your a couple of feet away from it tongue.gif My 23" is somewhat too big considering my work table is quite small hehe.
post #18 of 20
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Thats not exceptable. If I'm gunna up... I need 60 FPS 1920x1200 high on Skyrim. Maybey a 570 or 6970 could do this???

You might have to go that route, My monitor is 1920x1200 and I use the 6950 2GB and Skyrim ran very smooth but not at a solid 60 fps, I'm recallng 45-60 fps 1920x1200, I erased it so I can't get an exact #. But that could also be skyrims performance because I can play almost everygame at 1920x1200 maxed with 60 fps. And also there's a huge difference with the 1920x1200 monitors once you use that resolution you won't be able to go back.
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I would have to agree. .
My vote would be go for the 570 or find a 2gb gtx560.

There are few occasions where a 1GB GPU runs into a VRAM bottleneck at 1080p/1200p.
And when it occurs, only a minor unnoticeable tweak is needed.

(I think...thinking.gif) I have seen threads of games modded/using texture packs test 2.5-3.0GB VRAM cards before.
People buy a 570 for the horsepower, not the VRAM.
Although there is a 2.5GB GTX 570. biggrin.gif

To the OP, if buying now consider a 2GB 6950 if trying to save money.
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Ya, a new gpu will help you out. A 550ti is like a tweaked GTS 250 with dx11 so it's not that fast.
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