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Hey everybody. So, my question is would you rather game on 1080p resolution with ultra settings or 1440p on high settings(for better fps). One of my friends is building a pc with a gtx 1070 but he cant decide whether to buy a full hd or 2k display. He wants to game in 60 fps (and in the best possible quality) but some of the game run below 60fps on 1440p ultra settings while they run well above 60 on 1080p ultra settings. The only way to achieve 60fps is to play on high settings. I read that pla ying 1080p on a QHD monitor is, well......its not a good idea. So what would be better gaming in 1080p ultra settings or 1440p high settings?

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Just now, redripper480 said:

would you rather game on 1080p resolution with ultra settings or 1440p on high settings

In many games, ultra and high have little difference. I'd pick 1440p high.

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I'd pick a higher resolution with slightly fewer details over a lower resolution with slightly higher details any day of the week.

 

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1440p and show him this video:

 

 

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For a GTX 1070, 1080P...

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3 hours ago, Princess Cadence said:

1440p and show him this video:

 

 

Also show him my signature, Just for good measure.

 

1440p high will be better for sure, he could even get a bigger panel (27") and keep a good PPI... Or maybe get a 24" and have really high PPI. Basically you are getting something, and by playing on ultra (vs high) you are only losing fps and gaining nothing.

Ultra is stupid. ALWAYS.

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4 hours ago, redripper480 said:

would you rather game on 1080p resolution with ultra settings or 1440p on high settings

1440p custom settings

4 hours ago, redripper480 said:

some of the game run below 60fps on 1440p ultra settings while they run well above 60 on 1080p ultra settings

most games run well over 60 fps at custom settings in both 1080p and 1440p

4 hours ago, redripper480 said:

The only way to achieve 60fps is to play on high settings

Not true. Not true, at all.

4 hours ago, redripper480 said:

I read that pla ying 1080p on a QHD monitor is, well......its not a good idea

Also not true. Also, not true, at all.

4 hours ago, redripper480 said:

So what would be better gaming in 1080p ultra settings or 1440p high settings?

Gaming in 1440p, 1080p, 900p and 720p at custom settings on a 1440p 144Hz monitor. When you customize and optimize both graphic and PC settings correctly, you will be gaming at the highest fps possible without losing any visual fidelity that matters to said gamer playing said games.

 

My question to you is, what are the rest of your friends PC specs? They will determine the performance for each game played.

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9 hours ago, Dr. Historic Low said:

1440p custom settings

most games run well over 60 fps at custom settings in both 1080p and 1440p

Not true. Not true, at all.

Also not true. Also, not true, at all.

Gaming in 1440p, 1080p, 900p and 720p at custom settings on a 1440p 144Hz monitor. When you customize and optimize both graphic and PC settings correctly, you will be gaming at the highest fps possible without losing any visual fidelity that matters to said gamer playing said games.

 

My question to you is, what are the rest of your friends PC specs? They will determine the performance for each game played.

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8 hours ago, redripper480 said:

The rest of the specs are

I7 4770k

16 gb ddr3 ram

Thermaltake 550w psu 

ASUS Maximus VI Hero

First of all, that DDR3 RAM should hinder performance, it depends on the game. Make sure to OC the i7-4770k and the PC should perform very well. If you don't OC the CPU, fps is just gonna be dramatically lower than you want. With these specs, I still recommend a 1440p 144Hz monitor and the only thing that needs upgrading in the future is the RAM and mobo of course to be able to use DDR4 RAM. It's not necessary to do the upgrade unless you're trying to reach above and beyond 120 fps in most of the games you play in 1440p or 1080p. You'll still be happy with what you got, I assure you. Just gotta make sure to learn to master individual graphic settings in every game played and optimize the hell out of your PC in general.

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In all frankness, I have trouble seeing glaring differences between resolutions.

 

For instance, I can't really notice any resolution difference when playing on my TV (1360x768) against playing on my monitor (1080p). In fact, the only times I do notice a difference is when I take gameplay footage recorded on my TV and play it on monitor. I figure the difference between 1440p and 1080p would play out the same for me. 

 

So, go for ultra on 1080p, I say. 

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From personal experience with a 1070 and a 1440p 144hz monitor, I personally would go with 1080P ultra just to get the higher FPS. But really its up to the individual, if they like smoother gameplay from higher FPS then 1080p is recommended especially if FPS are the main games they play. If its about looking really good but sacrificing a bit in performance and in-game detail then 1440p is the way.

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