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Is it worth buying a 1080p monitor if i have a gtx 460 768mb?

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The 768mb of VRAM will hinder my ability to game at higher resolutions, won't it?

I have $250 of christmas money and I'm considering a 1080p monitor (i currently have a 720p monitor) but it's obviously not worth it if I can't even game at 1080p.


Edit: Ignore the thing in my sig saying I have a 1080p ASUS monitor. I had borrowed that from a friend a long time ago, I no longer have it.
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It really depends on the games you play and the level of details you want. I have a old 250gts and I play everything on 1080p. You just have to sacrifice graphical settings, like playing BC2 on medium. If u paly Rts games or COD games then you should be fine on high settings.
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post #3 of 14
I have a 1080p monitor and a 6850 which is roughly equavalent to a GTX 460.

Most mid to high end games run at 1080p games fine and any 2 year+ old game (except Crysis) runs perfect. BFBC2 @ 1920 x 1080 45-68 fps usually.

Oh and if you lag in any games you can always drop the Res.

Edit: COD BO: 1920 X 1080 8X AA Max AF Max settings is like 100 fps....
Same with all the other CODs.
Just Cause 2 80fps at the same settings.
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post #4 of 14
Can you borrow that monitor again? It'll help you decide if it's what you want.
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post #5 of 14
A GTX 460 (Even the 768MB version) can handle most games fine in 1080p resolution. Go for it.
    
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
A GTX 460 (Even the 768MB version) can handle most games fine in 1080p resolution. Go for it.
this


and get a 24" samsung, you will not regret it.
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post #7 of 14
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Yeah I think I'll get a 24'' 1080p monitor, since I'll be able to use it for my PS3 games as well anyway.

You guys got any recommendations? Is this a good one? There's a 10% off promo code reducing the price to $230.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001440
post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrueOptic View Post
Yeah I think I'll get a 24'' 1080p monitor, since I'll be able to use it for my PS3 games as well anyway.

You guys got any recommendations? Is this a good one? There's a 10% off promo code reducing the price to $230.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001440
that one is really nice.
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post #9 of 14
should handle most games, with exception of some games, may i say mafia 2, with physx on high and everything else, it's quite the graphic intensive game.
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post #10 of 14
Your GPU will do just fine in 99% of games at 1080P.

Higher pixel density results in a sharper-looking image so I would recommend finding the smallest monitor available that runs 1080P. Samsung has some beauty 21.5" displays that push 1920x1080.
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