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I got a 19 in acer AL1916W at 1440x900 75hz resolution with a VGA adaptor would I notice a difference if I got a hd monitor? I got limited space and I play games like Crysis, Empire Total War, Napoleon Total War and GTA IV
    
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You would get more out of you GTX460 with a nice 1920X1080p monitor.
Though 768mb of Vram might hold you back a little in GTA4.
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
You would get more out of you GTX460 with a nice 1920X1080p monitor.
Though 768mb of Vram might hold you back a little in GTA4.
460 is a pretty strong card, it should beable to handle 1080p resolutions fairly well.

in short, yes the difference between your monitor and say a 22-25.5" 1080P monitor is completely night and day, hell moving from a 21.5" to a 23" (1650x1050 vs 1920x1080 was a Huge huge difference.)
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460 is a pretty strong card, it should beable to handle 1080p resolutions fairly well.

in short, yes the difference between your monitor and say a 22-25.5" 1080P monitor is completely night and day, hell moving from a 21.5" to a 23" (1650x1050 vs 1920x1080 was a Huge huge difference.)
it is a good card, but it will def struggle with textures at 1080p in gta 4, i know i do at 1680x1050
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By "HD" you mean the marketing term of HD in term of resolution, right? You aren't looking for an IPS instead, I assume.
    
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He's gotta have some sort of trick up his sleeve using SB and only a 460 =)

GTA IV always runs crappy though so not the best judgement of it.
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post #7 of 10
Switching from the fuzziness of VDA to the clarity of DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort alone will make a big difference. Bumping up the resolution to 1080p or higher will make the deal even sweeter.

My personal suggestion is to save up as much money as you can to buy the best monitor that you can afford. A good display that you will enjoy viewing for the next couple of years will pay for itself in longevity as you transition to newer upgrades. If you're going to be staring at it everyday, you might as well fully enjoy what you're looking at.
     
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I don't think he has the $ for the NEC's you have =)

Considering size is an issue to, 1 is going to be max.

And I think alone the upgrade to a semi-decent 22" or 23" will be enough without going for top quality.

OP, recommend looking at the Ultra-Sharp series from Dell, very high quality overall for price range.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
He's gotta have some sort of trick up his sleeve using SB and only a 460 =)

GTA IV always runs crappy though so not the best judgement of it.

Game runs like poo on anything!
    
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I don't think he has the $ for the NEC's you have =)

Considering size is an issue to, 1 is going to be max.

And I think alone the upgrade to a semi-decent 22" or 23" will be enough without going for top quality.

OP, recommend looking at the Ultra-Sharp series from Dell, very high quality overall for price range.
Haha, of course I don't advocate that everyone opt for NEC's, let alone multiple monitors. One monitor at a time. But Dell often has sales on their 22" and 23" IPS monitors for around $250 or less like you suggested. Those monitors are worlds better than any TN based panel, save for the 120Hz ones that are needed for 3D gaming.

Side Note: To tell you the truth, though, I only paid $330 total for all three of my monitors combined. I got extremely lucky and landed an excellent deal off a different forum and ran with it like a bandit.
     
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