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which monitor i should look for support 1920x1080??? not too expesnive one, between 200-250 bucks thank you
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I agree. I have a gtx470 and I cant max out any game ive played in the past 3 months without getting under 40 fps.

(tera, rift, dragon age 2, crysis 2, crysis)
Are you serious? I witnessed Rift on a 1080p monitor last night with a 2Ghz Quadcore and a GTX260 smooth @ 40fps.
 
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post #23 of 78
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Waste is not the correct word here, Overkill is
Just making sure
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mainly because the visual advances of pc games are held back by old consoles. there are only 3 games i can think of that is not overkill with GTX 580 @ 1080p and that's crysis, crysis warhead, and metro 2033.
in case of crysis, my below graphics set up can be comparable to a GTX 580 and i can max it out no problem. avg fps in the low 50s overclocked and 49s stock.

all the other games, you'll be well into the 80s to over 100 in term of fps with antialiasing on.
so yes a GTX 580 for a 1080p screen is overkill currently.
you're better off with GTX 570 or 560 to save money.
580s are more suited to be in a SLI configuration for surround gaming.
they are designed that way with the large frame buffer.
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ok if i want to buy 1080p moniter , since i only have single 580 , do i have to look for fresh rate with 120hz?? will be necessary?
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post #26 of 78
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Because High-end cards need to stretch their legs. Medium to high-end cards can achieve playable frame rates on 1080p without breaking a sweat.

Once you start going into multi-monitor setups such as Eyefinity and Surround Vision, that's where high-end cards with huge amount of vram will see any benefit. I started out with a single 5970 with my eyefinity setup (5760x1080) and I can see massive amount of fps drop compared to 1920x1080. I added another 5970 and fps improved somewhat.

Now that I have move onto 2x6990 with 4GB of usable vram, 5760x1080 is a cakewalk with most games.
You dont have 4 gb of usable Vram, you only have 2gb of usable Vram.
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post #27 of 78
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ok if i want to buy 1080p moniter , since i only have single 580 , do i have to look for fresh rate with 120hz?? will be necessary?
Not "necessary" but it would probably be a good investment. At least you could take advantage of the superfluous fps.
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Not "necessary" but it would probably be a good investment. At least you could take advantage of the superfluous fps.
i see, so whats the average fresh rate for normal 1920x1080 moniter? i saw some of moniter have 75-80hz? should i buy those moniter??
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i see, so whats the average fresh rate for normal 1920x1080 moniter? i saw some of moniter have 75-80hz? should i buy those moniter??
Standard LCDs have a refresh rate of 60Hz at their native res. The "75-85Hz" listed in their spec quotes are their maximum refresh rates at lower/non-native resolutions.
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^i have couple of LCDs that run 75 Hz at native res.
but 120 Hz should be water smooth haha
too bad it's ridiculously expensive and most of them have bad image quality i heard
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