What res are you at?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by GhaLeoN, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    Im not sure what section of the forum to post this in, but here goes...

    My question is about high video cards and the resolutions at which you play games at.

    I looked at benchmarks for the GF4 series, and it turned out that the Ti 4200 was performing exactly the same as a 4600, but at lower resolutions. It was only in the higher resolutions that the 4600 started to pull away.

    Now, I remeber something similiar happened to me with quake 2. I had an AMD 850, and got a new gf2 ti vid card. I ran benchmarks on the demo, and it turned out that my old geforce 2 mx gave me almost the same performance at 640x480 resolution. Furthermore, if I upped the res to 800x600, it gave me the same results as 640x480!!

    What is going on here?

    Can anyone look at my present system specs, and tell me what would be a good res to play games like SOF2, mafia, and serious sam2 at, knowing that I value a steady framerate above all else?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    1024x768, should be ok for your card.
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I run pretty much everything at 1024x768@ 75hz
    My monitor won't go any higher hehehe
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Dual Monitors 19" flat & 17"
    All but games: both at 1280x1024 @75hz

    Games: 1024x768 @75hz
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    normally for all effects I play @ 1024x768 32bit...

    I play higher res with lower effects to keep my frame rate good

    concerning that little query you had on g4 4200 and 4600... at lower res the framerate is more dependent on the cpu and less on the gpu of the vid card...

    at higher res the gpu makes a difference therefore you will notice the difference more so @ higher res...

    hence the fact that most tests are run at higher resolutions to show the difference between the cards...

    you will see this in all tests that are run at the 3 basic res's for benching 1600x1200, 1280x1024 and 1024x768...
  6. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Dual 15" Monitors on a Matrox Millennium G450 DualHead

    Windows Desktop: 1152x864 32bit 70Hz
    Gaming: 1024x768 for older games, 800x600 for newer games. Medium to low quality either way.

    The Matrox card isnt exactly a gaming card, and BLOWS ASS in FPS or other graphics intensive games. My 3dMark2001 score was 815 (yes, 8-1-5) @ 1024x768

  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    19" ViewSonic Graphics Series GS790 @ 1024x768 32bit True Color @ 85hertz... Games @ 800x600. Asus V7700 Deluxe 32MB Video Card.
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    17" ViewSonic A75f @ 1024x768x32 - 85 Hz

    I don't usually play games on this 32MB TNT2 M64 :p
  9. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    See, Im still running games at 800x600 for fear of a choppy framerate hehe

    it bugs me to see stuttering of any kind...
  10. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

    usally play my games on 17" monitor at 1024x768 with all settings up and use windows and watch my DVD's on my 21" @1600x1200
  11. dabomb

    dabomb Moderator

    19" samsung monitor, 1280 x 1024 @ 85Hz, geforce 4 ti4400 128mb
  12. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
  13. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    call me crazy, but i dont really notice a huge difference when the res changes

    id rather see a silky smooth framerate

    Can you guys recommend a good 19 inch monitor for gaming?
  14. dabomb

    dabomb Moderator

    samsung 957df :)
  15. i got sony trinitron multiscan200es+riva tnt 2 model 64. runnig at 1024x766 32bit 85 hertz. works good
  16. Conan

    Conan Guest

    15 inch LCD at 1024x768 75hz
  17. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Santa Clara, CA
    just like Conan's.
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    Hansol 710p, used to run everything in 1600x1200, pretty muchly stays at 1280x1024 for everything these days tho.