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Would going from 1360x768 to 1080p be worth it?

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Okay, this has been a question I have been curious about for some time now. Would it be worth it, on my sig rig, to move on to 1080p from a 32" 1360x768 hdtv? I sit about one foot from my monitor. Also yes, I do mean gaming. I could care less about movies, etc. I know it is doubling the pixels but people seem to claim that it looks the same.
Edited by VitalShot - 5/21/13 at 4:37pm
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Yes
1080p is a huge improvement over 720p when used as a desktop.
1440p would be a mind blowing jump for you.

My laptop is 1366x768 and I hate the limited desktop space. My old T61p had a 1680x1050 screen, so coming from something like that really sucked.
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Your 7870 is capable of 1080p gaming with good eye-candy settings, so I believe it would absolutely be worth it.
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Yes it is worth it especially with the prices of 1080p monitors these days.
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

Yes
1080p is a huge improvement over 720p when used as a desktop.
1440p would be a mind blowing jump for you.

My laptop is 1366x768 and I hate the limited desktop space. My old T61p had a 1680x1050 screen, so coming from something like that really sucked.

Thank you for your input. I cannot afford 1440p and my 7870 probably can't drive it very well. But how much would you say that gaming in 1080p compares to 720p?
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Thank you for your input. I cannot afford 1440p and my 7870 probably can't drive it very well. But how much would you say that gaming in 1080p compares to 720p?

If you have eyes then the difference is night and day. I wouldn't, and don't, use any monitor or TV with less than 1080p.
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If you have eyes then the difference is night and day. I wouldn't, and don't, use any monitor or TV with less than 1080p.

Is the difference really that large? Wow, I must have been missing out on quite a bit of graphics.
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Is the difference really that large? Wow, I must have been missing out on quite a bit of graphics.

In my opinion the difference is that large especially on a 32" TV from 1 foot away. If you're happy with it then that's okay but personally, I can see every single grainy pixel on a setup like that. Also, on a side note, your 32" TV probably has a noticeable input lag that can make fast-paced gaming difficult to impossible. Do yourself a favor and pick up a nice 1080p monitor - they are pretty cheap these days.

EDIT: Additionally, daily computer use is also easier as you can display a lot more on the screen (more desktop space, less scrolling on websites, etc).
post #9 of 22
There is defiantly a crispness you miss. I have a old 44" 720p dlp tv I don't like watching movies on it now that I have my 27 " 2560*1440 monitor. The one I have was just a little over $300
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I went from 1440x900 to 1920x1080 to 2560x1440. Each step I took was phenomenal. The difference was night and day with each upgrade.
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