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post #1 of 10
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Okay so I got the new westinghouse 22" WS many ppl here are talking about for 200$

On to the question!

I'm using the resolution 1680x1050, I've had people off this forum tell me I need a really good rig to properly run games with this monitor. This confuses me. What are they talking about?
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post #2 of 10
Well resolution mainly depends on onboard video ram. 256+ is OK anything below 1600x-1200x
    
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post #3 of 10
what they mean is to run games at that type of resolution that is on that monitor, your going to need a high end system
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post #4 of 10
The higher the resolution, the more pixels the graphics card has to render.

So the higher the resolution, the harder your graphics card has to work.

I could run games at 640x480 with my 6200 on high settings, but that would look terrible on my monitor. So iplay at 1280x1024. But at this resolution my gpu has to work alot harder, so i have to use minimum settings.

EDIT: Chosen, it has nothing to do with video RAM. Its all about processing power.
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post #5 of 10
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Ok, I understand that and it makes sense to me. Does my system look bad when using this monitor? As in, do i need to upgrade something?
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post #6 of 10
Then what the heck is video ram for? Well i'm taking this knowlage from what i've learned on the forum so eh.
    
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by noxious89123 View Post
EDIT: Chosen, it has nothing to do with video RAM. Its all about processing power.
He is right about the video RAM. The higher the resolution, the more video ram you'll need.

IE. I can't run Oblivion at 2560x1024 with 128MB GFX RAM.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX View Post
He is right about the video RAM. The higher the resolution, the more video ram you'll need.

IE. I can't run Oblivion at 2560x1024 with 128MB GFX RAM.
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post #9 of 10
Video RAM is needed for graphics textures. Generally a higher res means you will have more textures on screen, so more video RAM wouldn't hurt.

But your resolution still isn't heavily dependant on video RAM amount.

Imagine this:

a GeForce 6200 with 4Gb of video RAM. Would that be able to play Oblivion at 2560x1024? No?

I stand by my original statement.

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post #10 of 10
The resolution has a marginal impact on the video RAM needed, in combination with the color depth. This played a role years ago when the choices were like 4MB/6MB/8MB on the video card.

The amount of video RAM needed to display a resolution of 1680 x 1050 with a 32bit color depth is (1680 x 1050 x 32)/8 = 7,056,000 bytes or a little less than 7MB.

Thus, any modern video card can handle that easily. But, what noxious89123 is correct
    
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