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I actually created this post just now as a response in a different thread...though I figured it actually deserves its own thread as it should help people decide on upgrading their low res gaming monitors to either 1080p or even 1440p.

In all cases, the visual quality is the same, the only thing that's changing is purely the resolution...

ENJOY smile.gif

(right click and open image in new tab for best results or go HERE for access to the raw images from my dropbox.) Tomb Raider Part 1! 720p / 900p / 1080p / 1440p (Click to show)
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Tomb Raider Part 2! 720p / 900p / 1080p / 1440p (Click to show)
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Crysis 3 Part 1! 720p / 900p / 1080p / 1440p (Click to show)
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Crysis 3 Part 2! 720p / 900p / 1080p / 1440p (Click to show)
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Metro Last Light Part 1! 720p / 900p / 1080p / 1440p (Click to show)
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Metro Last Light Part 2! 720p / 900p / 1080p / 1440p (Click to show)
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PS: I can add more games if you want me to
Edited by lacrossewacker - 9/20/13 at 4:19pm
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This is kind of hard to tell the difference when you're looking at it so small, that even on a 1440p monitor it's not 720p XD
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At a fixed screen size, higher resolution will always looks better.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shindo View Post

This is kind of hard to tell the difference when you're looking at it so small, that even on a 1440p monitor it's not 720p XD

when looking at the 720p image in it's own tab, hold down Ctrl on the keyboard and scroll up on your mouse to zoom in. Let it fill your screen. The resulting image is EXACTLY what it looked like on my screen. Might be kind of blurry up close, but acceptable if you back away from your screen some.
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Here's a link to a dropbox folder with the screens taken directly from the gameplay and saved in 2-10mb image files (loss-less I think)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9dkjhlc9jtqeggj/lX_gAucZwH/Images

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