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ATI 5770 or 22" 1080p 2ms response monitor?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by exow2, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. exow2 New Member

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    Hey guys,
    Recently i've been deciding on upgrading my moniter or my video card. At the moment my PC specs are:
    AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8ghz
    4GB Kingston DDR2 400mhz Ram
    Asus M3A78-EM motherboard
    Nvidia Geforce 8800gt 512mb
    640GB Western Digital Black HDD
    NZXT 400W psu

    So basically, I want to use dual moniters after I get the new 22" with my other low resolution 20" moniter (1280 x 1024). Do you think my current graphics card will be able to even handle the dual moniter? And also do you think it would be in my best interest to upgrade the moniter first and GPU later or vice versa.
    Thanks
     
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    Someone reply!! :( bump lol
     
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    if you got a 5770 on your current monitor it would be overpowering. But if you got the new monitor w/o updating the card I don't think it would handle the two of them very effectively. It's a matter of which price is going to drop first lol.

    I'd say get the one that has the better deal first then wait a bit to get the second one :)
     
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    +1 either way you're not going to get both at the same time :laugh: So whichever happens to have a better deal going atm.

    EDIT: On second thoughts, buy the monitor first as it will be an immediate upgrade, while a 5770 at 1280x1024 would be far less!
     
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    I say go with the monitor first then a 5850/5870 later :)
     
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    I know that the pixel pitch is better on a 22" than a 24+ inch 1080 p, but I would go with a larger monitor if you can.

    higher resolution = more graphics oomph needed for smooth play. And bigger is almost always better... like a 1080P 55" TV from 8 ft away is much nicer than a 1080P 22" from 1.5 feet away.

    so I would go with the biggest monitor you can get areawise and the best response time.
     
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    You current card does most likely support dual monitors. Many (if not all) recent cards support multiple displays.

    This is a tough decision though and I guess it depends on what resolution the new 22" screen would be. If the screen is 1680x1050 the 8800GT should be able to play most games at that resolution but it will start to show it's age in current and future titles. If the screen is 1920x1080 you'll notice a huge performance loss over playing at your current resolution. If you game really often and love having high quality graphics I'd buy the 5770. The 5770 is MUCH faster than the 8800gt and will let you run higher levels of AA and AF in games.
     
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    Get the 22", sell the 20" and then buy 5770 :D I would get the monitor first, but you will still have to game on lower settings for now until you get enough money to upgrade your graphics card. But that said, I usually game on close to minimum settings, and extra desktop real estate is a huge plus to me.
     
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    Thanks alot for the output guys, and just to clear it up right now I have a 20" moniter that I am using, and the moniter im thinking of buying has 2ms response time 1920 x 1080 resolution and 22' widescreen. At this point im more leaning towards getting the moniter first pretty much based on your guys/girls feedback:p haha.
     
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    Which games do you play? Just wondering if you're games are more cpu intensive or lean more towards gpu.
     
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    Well 8800GT will get killed on that resolution. I upgraded my 8800gt to 9800GTX+ when I went from 1280x1024 on current 1680x1050. But then again you can dump all AA with the new monitor and it will still look way better.

    Just don't expect things to fly, it's 58% more pixels to process and 60% less performance too (if not more).

    But monitor first followed with 5770 soon after is a good plan :)
     
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    Couple games I play would be like.. Grid, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Dead Space, Borderlands, Cod..Stuff like that and yes I do realize that I'm going to need to lower my graphics settings after I get HD resolution, also just wondering but compared to what im playing on now 20" moniter with 1280 x 1024 res, how good is the 1080p moniter going to look? Totally worth it?
    Thanks :D
     
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    Get yourself the HD5770.
     
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    the 5770 the 8800 is terribly outdated
     
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    I'm sure you can talk yourself into a nice reference 5850...:)
     
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    +1 on monitor.

    Later, wait for graphics card prices to go down and get a substantial upgrade from your current 8800GT (wich the HD5770 isn't, TBH).
     
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    I say go for the monitor, but try get 23" or 24"
     

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