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Low Res, High Settings Vs High res, low settings

Poll Results: Low Res, High settings Vs High res Low Settings

 
  • 78% (29)
    High Res - low graphics settings
  • 21% (8)
    Low res - High graphics settings
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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hey

When you have low fps in games which do you do?

High Resoloution but low graphics settings

Or

Low Resoloution but high graphic settings?
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post #2 of 16
I normally turn the graphics down, but I always try to prioritize my native resolution.
post #3 of 16
I like to maintain my native res over eye candy.
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post #4 of 16
With CRT low res higher settings.
With a flat monitor native res low settings.
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post #5 of 16
It's really game-dependent for me. With BC2, I use a lower res (1680x1050) with high settings because going from 1920x1200 down to 1680x1050 doesn't really have that much of an impact on the visuals, but it gives me better frames. In most games though, I'll wind up using 1920x1200 and turn the graphic options down.
post #6 of 16
When I was rolling with an x1650 pro AGP and a pentium 4, I preferred the first. Sure it made things blurry, but i preferred blurry textures and better anti aliasing.
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post #7 of 16
I never go lower than native res.
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post #8 of 16
It depends, I made sure my laptop had a 1440x900 screen so I could max more games on it for a longer time, (some models of the same laptop have a 1920x1200 screen and this laptop was just not suited for that resolution.)

I will never, if I can avoid it, lower the resolution on an LCD because it makes the picture look terrible, but if you are asking which kind of monitor should one choose? I would say Crysis maxed on a 1440x900 monitor looks better than Crysis on Medium on a 1920x1200 monitor assuming both are running in native res.
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post #9 of 16
The lowest I'd game at is my native Resolution. I did try to play at 1440x900 but it was just too much of a "DOOM II gameplay" flashback.
   
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post #10 of 16
I always keep the native resotluion. Then lower the graphics for better gameplay.
    
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