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Games I play:

Just Cause 2(fully maxed without vsync and only 4XAA)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (same as above)
Call of Duty Black Ops (8XAA and no vsync)
Garry's Mod(heavy physics stuff, spawning thousands of items at lan parties)

Those are all the intensive games I play right now. Would my 5870 be a bottleneck at 1920x1200? I plan to get a 5970 but if I buy the monitor I want it will be not until around July I can buy the 5970(it will be triple 5870 crossfire).
    
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Dont ask, try.
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A 5970 is a waste at that res.

I did a Mafia II bench, can give you pictures if you want, of a 470 I had vs my 5970 at 1920 x 1080, there wasn't any difference. 3FPS at best. At 2560 x 1440, the 5970 destroyed the 470.

5870 will do that just fine, hell, my 5850 did well even at 2560 x 1440, but tdon't get a 5970 at that resoloution, unless you have >2 monitors, or a single large one.
    
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My 5870 has destroyed everything on max at 1920x1080

I haven't tried Crysis, because my 4870x2 handled it just fine and they are within the same performance category. It even managed Metro 2033 maxed out, it dipped into the low 20's in some scenes but for the majority it ran awesome.
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A 5970 is a waste at that res.

I did a Mafia II bench, can give you pictures if you want, of a 470 I had vs my 5970 at 1920 x 1080, there wasn't any difference. 3FPS at best. At 2560 x 1440, the 5970 destroyed the 470.

5870 will do that just fine, hell, my 5850 did well even at 2560 x 1440, but tdon't get a 5970 at that resoloution, unless you have >2 monitors, or a single large one.
Yeah, I am thinking about selling my 2X 19" + cash for a single 28 inch which runs at 1920x1200. Would the monitor size matter or just the res?

Thanks for the info!
    
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Just the resolution.

It doesn't matter whether it is 28" or 40". It is still the same amount of pixels.
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a 32" monitor at 1920 x 1080 will be equal to a 20" of the same res, no difference. It's not physical size that matters, it's resolution.

Just to show you, 470 @ 1920 x 1080 and 5970 at 1920 x 1080 are almost identical, but if you compare the 470 @ 2560 x 1440 to the 5970 @ 2560 x 1440, there is a clear difference.

    
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It even managed Metro 2033 maxed out, it dipped into the low 20's in some scenes but for the majority it ran awesome.
I am glad I don't own this game.

Anyway, thanks guys and I guess I can save up for more silent fans now + an SSD.

REP+ to both
    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
a 32" monitor at 1920 x 1080 will be equal to a 20" of the same res, no difference. It's not physical size that matters, it's resolution.

Just to show you, 470 @ 1920 x 1080 and 5970 at 1920 x 1080 are almost identical, but if you compare the 470 @ 2560 x 1440 to the 5970 @ 2560 x 1440, there is a clear difference.

Awesome, thanks for the pics they help a ton.
    
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The game itself is nothing special anyway so don't worry about it. Read the book though, that's one million times more awesome.
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