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Would a 2560x1440 monitor be an upgrade for my gaming visuals?

#1Star_NutsPosted 9/1/2013 5:06:30 AM
I have a GTX 760 and I hear that with the increased resolution, your graphics will decrease. How exactly does that work? Will I got from ultra at 1080 to high at 1440? If that were the case, would high at 1440 be visually better or worse?
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#2ShebeskiiPosted 9/1/2013 5:09:35 AM
Star_Nuts posted...
I have a GTX 760 and I hear that with the increased resolution, your graphics will decrease. How exactly does that work? Will I got from ultra at 1080 to high at 1440? If that were the case, would high at 1440 be visually better or worse?


The combination of a better panel (picture quality such as colour, contrast, viewing angles etc.) AND resolution would lead to a significant leap in visual fidelity.

I'd advocate that high 2560 by 1440 would look significantly better than ultra at 1080p, especially if your 1080p panel is a TN.
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#3bkkorpsPosted 9/1/2013 6:13:14 AM(edited)
Star_Nuts posted...
I have a GTX 760 and I hear that with the increased resolution, your graphics will decrease. How exactly does that work? Will I got from ultra at 1080 to high at 1440? If that were the case, would high at 1440 be visually better or worse?


that is worded odd. Your graphics dont get worse by getting a better screen. Your GPU has to process more pixels though, might just be semantics, but they are different.

Anyways, 1080p = 1920 x 1080 = 2073600 pixels total.
1440p = 2560 x 1440 = 3686400 pixels total, or 1612800 more pixels to process for an additional ~78% more pixels then 1080p

*Edit*

Forgot to mention that when you step your resolution up, there is less of a need for AA, so you can often decrease that without noticeable difference to help make up some of the additional processing power needed.
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#4I_I_I_IPosted 9/1/2013 6:39:55 AM
Would you rather run a game on Ultra at 720p or high at 1080p?

I believe you'll gladly go with the latter, yes?
#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/1/2013 6:54:02 AM
760 actually scales quite nicely to 1440p.
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#6NicodimusPosted 9/1/2013 9:09:59 AM(edited)
Star_Nuts posted...
I have a GTX 760 and I hear that with the increased resolution, your graphics will decrease. How exactly does that work? Will I got from ultra at 1080 to high at 1440? If that were the case, would high at 1440 be visually better or worse?


Your graphics don't decrease. What does decrease is performance, because your video card has to go from pushing 2,073,600 pixels to pushing 3,686,400 pixels, a 78% increase. You will see more detail, you will need AA much less, but your frames per second will go down. I found that a 760 was adequate for playing games on a 1440 monitor at medium settings, but much higher than that, and it dipped below 60 fps (my personal minimum.) That's why I got a 770.
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#7iPWNtheNoobsPosted 9/1/2013 9:41:00 AM
Go for it. Increase in resolution if your GPU can handle is always amazing and worth.
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