Thank you both for your answers +repped
Not as important part
Thing is my 9800GT is what I've had for roughly 5 years now (8800GT was surely a mighty card for the buck at the time), and even though it has 1GB, it's on 20% overclock (it's been on 20% for past two years) and I got 17" monitors (so 1280x1024), well... I assume you know where I'm going with this. Just going from 1280x1024 (~1.3MP) to 1024x768(~0.8MP ) I've seen a major performance jump since my GPU is currently the main bottleneck.
Now prior to the monitor purchase I plan on going GTX 660Ti 3GB or GTX 670, I'd rather go 660 Ti but from what I've seen the VRAM is kinda stunted a bit, and while though it may be "just" enough for 1080p compared to the afformentioned 2, I think that it's worth going bit above.
But I was just wondering about resolution, especially going from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080. 1080p is a standard today really, and it's good for things other than games, for example movies made in that resolution, tv shows, and even games that may respect that ratio better... modding crowd, it certainly has other benefits per say in comparison to other resolution currently.
Since I've seen that going from 1920x1080 to 2560x1444 has a major performance drop, Any idea about the "1680x1050 to 1920x1080" relation?
I don't think that the performance drop is that big, and that it's worth for all the above and maybe something more (as in, ton more of monitor choice at local retailers)?
@iARDAs & pioneerisloud
Would you say that the jump in resolution is worth the performance hit and price of the monitor?
Once again. Thank you very much for all the info.