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1920x1080 vs 2560x1440 vs Downsampling

  1. #1


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 x64

    1920x1080 vs 2560x1440 vs Downsampling


    Hi!

    I am planning on purchasing this baby right here.
    Beautiful isn't it?

    Can't wait to select turn v-sync off on all games and enjoy that smooth smooth screen. BUT, i'm in a dilemma!

    I can't decide between 1080p and 1440p. People say 1440p looks better, but is it really worth the sacrifice in FPS? It's a little bit of less aliasing from what i can see, and it costs nearly 20 fps. And from what i can remember, i can downsample 1440p into 1080p to have it look kind of like that, but i'm not sure how the quality differs.

    Any opinions that might help me make a decision?

    Thanks in advance
    Alex.

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  2. #2


    Wolves, England
    Posts : 143
    Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 VM | Win 10TP x64


    I should have gone 1440 when I bought my last monitor. I didn't and regret it now. A 780Ti will eat through 1440p easily, go for it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Is the quality increase that big of a deal? Does it really look that mucg better?
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  4. #4


    Wolves, England
    Posts : 143
    Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 VM | Win 10TP x64


    It just gives you more real esate on your monitor which is really what I needed. Check one out in store or something before you decide if you're that unsure.
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  5. #5


    For games and such, the difference won't be much.

    For the OS, everything will be smaller so you can get more on the screen at any given time. I run a 27" monitor at work at 2560x1440 and I love it. Others feel everything is too small.

    Once you get used to higher resolutions, you hate it when you are stuck with lower resolutions. I nearly lose it when I get on a laptop that runs something like 1280x800. That's the primary reason why I don't have my macbook pro with retina setup to use the best quality because it's basically 1280x800 and everything is way too big on the screen. So, I run scaled at 1680x1050. I've forced it to run 2560x1600, but that is too small for me to use on the 13" screen.
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