Originally Posted by naraku
It will take me 2 to 3 months before i can buy a new gpu though. Would my gaming be affected? Can my 460 at least handle watching blue ray on 1440? thanks
As mentioned before by UbErN00b, if you're running at the new higher resolution you may need to tone the eyecandy down a bit. You can also play at a lower resolution but the same aspect ratio (1920 x 1080, 1600 x 900, etc.) to keep things from stretching.
Blu-ray should not be affected. Its native resolution is 1920 x 1080. It just stretches or contracts to your computer's set resolution. The only more work your GPU would do is if your desktop is running at a higher resolution and that's insignificant since there isn't much happening on your desktop to tax it (1080 requires about 8MB VRAM and little GPU cycles for idle IIRC).