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I've been out of PC gaming for a long time and I'm just curious if graphics settings in games are usually separated from resolution settings. I'm asking because I want to build a living-room gaming rig and want to be able to crank the settings up to max while only running in 1080p. I would hate to find out that graphics settings are often tied to resolution settings, meaning that I wouldn't get all of the greatest effects unless I'm running higher resolutions, etc.
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Yes you can lower graphics settings while keeping your native resolution in games, won't be a problem smile.gif
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Yes you can lower graphics settings while keeping your native resolution in games, won't be a problem smile.gif

Actually, I'm looking to do the opposite (max the settings for lower resolution (1080p)). If they are generally separated then I'll be happy.
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Actually, I'm looking to do the opposite (max the settings for lower resolution (1080p)). If they are generally separated then I'll be happy.

In the games I have played, there are options for resolution, and settings. So you could set everything to max at 1080p, or mix and match quality at any other resolution your display supports.
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Actually, I'm looking to do the opposite (max the settings for lower resolution (1080p)). If they are generally separated then I'll be happy.

You can do that as well, though most prefer to keep native res while lowering settings.
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