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#1 Murph

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 0557 AM

What is the standard gaming resolution?  Ultra High, High, Medium, etc?  I agree with this guy:

 


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#2 Ssnake

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 0923 AM

a. I agree with what the video describes

b. note that it's about in-game detail level, the comparison was run at exactly the same resolution, 1920x1080p

c. some people are running their games at 4K resolution

 

In that case, one of the factors to consider is to reduce the antialiasing settings because the higher resolution largely obviates the need for it in the first place, and because it's then also creating an unreasonable load on the GPU at the same time.


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#3 Mobius

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 1048 AM

1920x1080p and high but our game isn't that high poly countwise.  The poly count of 3d models is where you get detail like rivets and individual track links.


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#4 Harold Jones

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 1102 AM

Can't watch his teeth are too distracting.  I game at whatever level gives me decent performance.  My pc/graphics card is getting old so that rarely exceeds 1920x1080 and high these days.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 0451 AM

1920x1080p and high but our game isn't that high poly countwise.  The poly count of 3d models is where you get detail like rivets and individual track links.

Not necessarily. Poly count can be relatively low, but tesselation and bump-mapping can give quite gorgeous level of smoothness and surface details.
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#6 GregShaw

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 1946 PM

Depends on the game and which pc I happen to be using. Typically I'm playing WoW on my old I7-2700k desktop. Its an old processor but the latest generation is the first one that really outperforms it significantly. Hooked to a Dell 28 in 4k display a couple years newer I usually have it at 4k res, the latest WoW patch is the first one that I don't get 4k with all the eye candy at more than 60 fps. The video card is a Nvidia low/mid range a few generations old. May pop a AMD 580 in it and bet it will still manage 100+ fps in WoW.

 

Most other stuff I play doesn't need powerful graphics: WitP:AE, BtR. Command Air/Naval, various Fallout, Skyrim, etc. I'm more limited by my 52 yr old eyes and tiny text than anything else.

 

One Lenovo laptop has a I7 2.5 gHz and a 4k display, that seems to have problems running 4k on a lot of games, old games on DOSBOX tend to work better than newer games. My other Lenovo is 1080p and I5 2.7 and works better with new games at 1920x1080, although I tend to play GoG games on it more than newer stuff.

 

If I ever get my I7/8500k Hackintosh/Win 10 machine completed I'll probably do mostly 4k. It should have the Dell 28 in 4k and a pair of Viewsonic 24 in 1080p hooked to it.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 0740 AM

My 1050 runs everything I need at 1080p. I don't run this year's FPS shooters, so it seems fine at near maximum detail levels. I back off FSAA first if I have to, but the Nvidia defaults generally work fine.
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#8 Murph

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 0526 AM

I have two 75hz 2560x1440p monitors and I normally use High or Medium resolution with my 1060 GTX card.  


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#9 Chris Werb

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 0407 AM

Are any of the rest of you "weirded out" a little by watching movies in high definition at home?  I keep getting the feeling that I'm peering through a window into another world rather than watching a film. It's a disconcerting feeling and detracts from the experience for me.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 0824 AM

It is not HD thing, it is some "realistic render" thing on TV, which can be fortunately turned off on most TVs.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 1807 PM

I have two 75hz 2560x1440p monitors and I normally use High or Medium resolution with my 1060 GTX card.  

 

I am still on 1080p and a GTX960. *shrug* I got a barely used Eizo FullHD monitor a few months ago, so the upgrade to 1440p is in the future and with my eyes getting older I doubt I am going to ever go with 4k resolution. Maybe only going wider in the future and higher the current 60 Hz refresh rate.

 

 

What annoys me, is that the game designers hide details and texture load behind "high" medum" etc terms. Words that really do not tell me anything about the VRAM required for each setting. Great. I have to test each setting to find a suitable one.  :angry:


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 1918 PM

Occasionally I get the urge to play ye olde "Battle for Atlantis", circa 1990. It renders (in DOSbox) in 320x200 resolution.
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#13 GregShaw

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 1920 PM

It is not HD thing, it is some "realistic render" thing on TV, which can be fortunately turned off on most TVs.

There is supposedly an agreement in the works among manufacturers to standardize on how to turn the 'smoothing' feature off for their next gen sets. People want a movie to look like a movie, 25ish fps and all.


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#14 Murph

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 1106 AM

I tend to play Civilization V at 1920x1080 on my 1440 monitor, and it looks great.  But I only have a 1060 6gb card in my system.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 0426 AM

For "best" game modes, nvidias experience software can do this for you automatically and although it can get things horribly wrong, it's usually ok for a baseline.
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