Can't decide between 1080p and 1440p for gaming

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  1. Jonbajo

    Jonbajo Member Guru

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    So I've decided on a TN panel, 144hz, 27" screen and g-sync. There are two monitors that I've found that support all of these specs, however one is 1080p and the other is 1440p. Any suggestions? I own a gtx 1070, and would like 1440p but I think it would stop my chances of playing at the highest settings possible.

    Can I desktop at 1440p and game at 1080p (and/or 1440p)? Would this affect image quality as 1080p isn't the native resolution?

    I'm going with TN instead of IPS for budget reasons, unless you recommend something different.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CrazyGenio

    CrazyGenio Master Guru

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    hmm the 1070 is good for 1440 unless you consider unplayable anything that's not maxed out and without msaa 8X, just consider the 1070 as good for 1440p as 970 is good for 1080p. Don't expect to get 100+ fps in bad optimized titles like deus EX or dishonored.

    on the other side 1440 is a big improvement over 1080, you will notice the same jump from 720p to 1080p, better draw quality and a big filed of view since these kind of monitors are bigger and give you a nice and sharper image than their 1080p counterpart at those sizes.

    And Yes playing at 1080p on a 1440p monitor will may look blurrier since this res is 78% more than 1080p, just try to put manually the 1280x720 res on your current 1080p monitor, that's how 1080p in a 1440p monitor will look
     
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    between a 27 inch 1080p and a 27" 1440p, clearly the 1440p, the 1070 is more than capable of that resolution at 60 fps just don't use msaa filters they tank the fps a lot.
     
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    You will be able to play in 1080p. It's not gonna be as sharp as on a 1080p monitor though. It will be a bit like playing at 900p (1600x900) on a 1080p monitor, although somewhat better due to the higher pixel density of 1440p monitors.
     

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    That's why I want the 144hz, to be able to play games at or near this fps. So playing 1080p but also getting higher frame rates. Makes sense right?
     
  6. CrazyGenio

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    if you wan't to play at higher framerates then get a 23 inch 1080p 144hz monitor not a 27 inch one, 27' on a 1080p monitor imho looks ugly and you can see pixels like peanuts.
     
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    Still you should not use msaa filters if present on a game (unless it's old) if you want to go near 144hz on 1080p with a 1070, the buses are too narrow to use msaa filters or txaa.
     

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