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Max monitor size for 7900GT?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kabaala, 11 May 2006.

  1. Kabaala

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    At the moment i run on a 19" TFT with a 7900GT, Opty @2.8, 2 GB mushkin ram. I'm wondering what size of monitor would be the max to be able to use this setup on games with settings all turned up for graphics like they are just now. Reason i ask this is i dont plan on buying another graphics card till perhaps after mid next year when vista/dx 10 have had time to settle and a larger monitor is something that can go with the next system when i eventually do upgrade, and will give me a significant boost in my gaming experience in the mean time.
    I get a bit confused with the resolutions settings that people say certain cards run well at as 1280x1024 is the highest i've ever used and the 19" monitor is the biggest i've had, so any advise please give both resolution and monitor size so i can comprehend easily :)

    Cheers.
     
  2. AceCard

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    1600X1200.
     
  3. Kabaala

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    And in actual size?
     
  4. Kabaala

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    Hmm 20" ? Not really a huge difference from the 19" one i have now. Maybe i'll just give it a miss :(
     
  5. easyrider

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    The 7900 GT will struggle at this resolution with all the eye candy on.Not massively but enough to warrant a GTX instead.
     
  6. easyrider

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    Its the resolution not the screen size.

    You are stuck at 12x10 where go above and you can get 16x12
     
  7. Kabaala

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    So... i should be able to run higher res on the 19" i have just now?

    Edit - Hmm forget that, tried running higher and monitor told me it couldnt do it :p
     
  8. squiffy

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    What's your screen make/model?
     
  9. Kabaala

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    Atm Philips 190S. Max res on it is 1280x1024.

    From what i can gather from this thread then a 21" monitor is prolly going to be my best bet?