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Can it do 2560x1600 in video games or is it not strong enough? And is there a single card out on the market that does 2560x1600 or do you need dual cards to do that resolution?


Edit: just looked on newegg and my graphics card can do that resolution tho I don't know if thats for gaming or just monitor in general... Hmmm... If I am able to game at that resolution I probably would have to play games at medium to low graphics.
Edited by IlovetheChosenone - 2/16/11 at 10:30pm
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It's able to play games at 2560x1600 if you don't put 8xAA+ in there. .

Your graphic card will render games in all resolution possible on a monitor stoping at it's native resolution. if it's in a standard FOV no problem will be encountered.

that's why you see eyefinity resolution in games that don't even support it . it's just pixel for the card to render the picture on.
    
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Are 2560x1600 monitors worth the price tag? Or is 1 grand monitors a rip off?
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Are 2560x1600 monitors worth the price tag? Or is 1 grand monitors a rip off?
Totally worth it. They're the best thing ever.
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Are 2560x1600 monitors worth the price tag? Or is 1 grand monitors a rip off?
It's not sounding like anyone is planning on making any monitors with higher res anytime soon. If you get yourself a nice 30" screen, it will hold it's value much better then say a new SLi setup.

Also the 27" ones are cool too.
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With 2 470's I'm at 6000x1080. A single 470 or pretty much all modern dedicated cards can hit some high resoulutions. Were limited due to monitors design? Bigger monitor = bigger res?
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With 2 470's I'm at 6000x1080. A single 470 or pretty much all modern dedicated cards can hit some high resoulutions. Were limited due to monitors design? Bigger monitor = bigger res?
Were limited by customer demand for larger resolutions. I'm sure they would figure out a way to make higher res monitors if people wanted them.

As it is, people complain when the resolution is high on a screen, since it makes everything small and "hard to read".

Although I have to wonder if video card support made the upper limit be 2560x1600 specifically... it's possible sometime in the future someone will make a higher res monitor that just needs to plug into two DVI ports or something. Now that cards are starting to come with eyefinity and such standard, it's possible to do.
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Were limited by customer demand for larger resolutions. I'm sure they would figure out a way to make higher res monitors if people wanted them.

As it is, people complain when the resolution is high on a screen, since it makes everything small and "hard to read".

Although I have to wonder if video card support made the upper limit be 2560x1600 specifically... it's possible sometime in the future someone will make a higher res monitor that just needs to plug into two DVI ports or something. Now that cards are starting to come with eyefinity and such standard, it's possible to do.
I really don't think the high-end monitor market cares what middle-aged people think of DPI.

All one has to do is highten the DPI. On my 2007FP, I'm using 110%. On my 3007WFP-HC, I'm using 125%. More detail, higher resolution, no strain.
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You can make the text larger in windows 7 anyways even at higher resolutions. I've seen an option for it some wheres on windows. I forget how to do it. Does anyone know how? My font is kind of small, I'd probably like to make it a little bigger.
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Right click desktop, go personalize, then click display at the bottom. That brings it up for me.
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