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mkol    76

Hello 

 

I have a rather old system. And I am looking to upgrade my 11 years TN panel Monitor. These are my system Spec.

 

Asus MOBO.

Dual Core 2 Intel Cpu 3Ghz

8gb ram

Nvidia 550 gtx ti Graphic card.

800 watts power supply. 

 

I know the max resolution for the Gtx graphic card is 2560*1600. But been my system old will it run the new monitor via HDMI as I have no display port on the gpu. And I have mini HDMI. I am thinking about getting a 1920*1080 monitor as I don't want to run the graphic card been old at full resolution. 

 

Your Thoughts are welcomed. Help needed.

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Peresvet    66

Hello,

 

What's your budget?

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mkol    76

£275

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Peresvet    66
Posted (edited)
Just now, mkol said:

£275

You could go all-in and get a really nice and big 30 inch plus monitor.

 

OR, you could split the sum and get both a newer GPU (like a GTX 1060 for example) and a not so big 24" or so monitor.

 

Which would you prefer?

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mkol    76

The question is will the current Gpu and the system can handle Higher resolution above 1920 by 1080?  

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Peresvet    66
5 minutes ago, mkol said:

The question is will the current Gpu and the system can handle Higher resolution above 1920 by 1080?  

Speaking about the OS and desktop applications - yes, absolutely. 

 

As for gaming - not so much.

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mkol    76

^ Thanks I am not a gamer anyway.. 

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Peresvet    66
3 minutes ago, mkol said:

^ Thanks I am not a gamer anyway.. 

You're welcome!

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mkol    76

^ Thanks it's a Japanese brand.

 

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goretsky    1,017

Hello,

 

Iiyama is a 40(ish) year old display manufacturer headquartered in Japan.  I think they may be more active in the OEM space than in the retail channel, but I have not heard anything particularly negative about them.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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devHead    1,964

For that money, you could likely get a nice 27" QHD monitor.  Running a video card at its highest resolution doesn't make it run slower than at a lower resolution, at least not nowadays.  I have a pretty modest video card, and it runs my 2560 x 1440 monitor quite ably, and I play some games on it.  You will really appreciate the additional real estate of a QHD monitor.

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