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Hi, new here. I've been doing a lot of comparing, looking at benchmarks, etc. I'm not entirely 'new' at building computers and have built my own/worked on others before.

My question is, is 1080p just...1080p? Ie, my plan (because of space, etc.) is to use my TV as my computer monitor as I don't have room for a seperate area/desk for my new computer. The tv is a 50inch 1080p capable tv.

So I guess my point is, could I use for instance a gtx 570, or would a gtx 670 be a better idea? I'm not meaning in regards to price, etc. I just want to play the games on my tv at (preferably max settings) high/very high/ultra settings.

I plan on playing the likes of Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, etc. Would the size of the tv affect overall framerate, using the extra enhancements like tesselation, etc.?
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No, using a different size display does not affect the performance, you will only have performance differences when you are running a different resolution. so even if your running it on a cinema projector at 1080p, it wouldn't affect the performance at all.

However, running 1080p on a large screen means the pixels are not as dense as they would be on lets say a 24" monitor, therefore the images/textures won't nearly as sharp/crisp.
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So with no price limit what card would you suggest?
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running 1080p? if so then i would recommend getting the GTX 780 or a 7970 if you don't wan't to spend too much.

if you really want to burn some cash then a GTX Titan would be great thumb.gif
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Will you be being a new card or do you already have a 570?

I would never buy a card from a previous generation because newer ones are more efficient, 670 is a very good choice obviously. It uses way less power than the 570 and has way more performance. 670 has quite the performance/price in the high end. 7950 and 7970 give you even more performance for your dollar but use more power, difference can be 50 watt or more between 670 and 7970.

the 780 is the king in single card performance, but is very expensive. It doesn't net you near double performance of the 670 but it does cost twice as much approximately. Titan is even more king but imho buying a titan when you can have almost all of its performance in the 780, is a bit stupid. Especially on 1080p.

So depending on the depth of your pockets and caring about power consumption or not, I would pick between 7950/7970 or 670/780. Why not 680? I don't think the performance bump over the 670 justifies the 100 dollar/euro premium. A 780 on the other hand will be a noticable step up from 670.

And then there is the rebranding. 770 is a rebranded overclocked 680 with a little bit faster memory but nothing you'll notice in games I think. 760 ti might be a rebranded 670 so that might be a good choice too. Wit till 770 comes out, take a look at the market and then decide.

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