Keeping native monitor res...but lowering game res? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2013, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
Virgin Techie
Join Date: May 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Default Keeping native monitor res...but lowering game res?

My old monitor died, and its time for a new one. A complication, however, is that my monitor was a 1280x1024 monitor, and I could play recent games on my old GTX 570 video card with no problem.

Decent monitors today generally seem to have 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 native resolution. My poor graphics card, however, will explode if it plays recent games at those resolutions. I understand, however, that reducing the monitor's resolution from its native resolution is no good, and results in tessellation, blurriness in graphics and text, etc.

What is the result, however, of keeping the monitors resolution, but merely lowering the game's resolution in a ratio equivalent with the native resolution? If I lower the game's resolution setting (on a 1920x1080) monitor) to 1600x900 or even 1366768, sure, the image quality becomes that much less clear. But lowering the game's resolution won't cause he level of image degradation/tessellation associated with lowering the monitor's resolution, yes? No?

Idahoan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 30,080
Default Re: Keeping native monitor res...but lowering game res?

Lowering the games resolution does the same thing and can potentially give you a blurred image. That's not always the case though.

A 570 is still a rather decent GPU. It won't explode trying to play games on high with it. I know a 570 can handle Skyrim and BF3 quite easily at 1920x1200.

"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 02:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Pushing Daisies on Saturn
Yevrag35's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Wisconsin, US
Posts: 1,118

Your 570 will actually thank you for the increase in resolution.

Yevrag35 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.