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2021/04/06 10:59:53 (permalink)
What's your preference, higher resolution or max out settings?
 
Have a 34" ultrawide and am debating if going down from 3440x1440 to 2560x1080 to max settings for a few titles is the right move.  All single player, so FPS isn't a huge factor.
 
Which is better for the single player eye candy experience?


 

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/06 11:17:45 (permalink)
    Max settings are so arbitrary and different game to game that it doesn't have much to do with best settings for the game, just maximum. Some games are outright garbage at Max settings no matter what hardware you have. I don't find it a gauge of anything and if anything it gets in the way of my enjoyment.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/06 11:18:06 (permalink)
    I usually run games at the lower resolution and the settings at very high or ultra myself.😎

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/06 11:43:01 (permalink)
    better looking settings - maximum eye candy 

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/06 14:52:37 (permalink)
    I usually go for higher FPS. I don't currently have a 4k monitor, but have debated on getting one in the future =).
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/06 15:08:46 (permalink)
    4K with the highest settings I can run. 👍

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/06 16:09:51 (permalink)
    Both, I always get the highest end consumer level card so I don't really have to worry about either. 

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/08 18:58:39 (permalink)
    4k 144Hz makes EVERYTHING look better. Even games that are 10+ years old look good at 4K, where they are honestly difficult to play at lesser resolutions. 4k is VERY demanding though, I frequently see dips in the 60-70 FPS range with most settings maxed out with a 3090 while playing newer games. Even with a 3090, 4K is still very demanding.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/28 15:28:07 (permalink)
    Settings over resolution in my opinion, especially if we're talking 4k. I would take 1440p ultra over 4k high-med any day.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/28 15:29:10 (permalink)
    If you have the graphics card to do it in high FPS, 1440p is the way to go. Framerate is important for me and right now I can’t push good frames at 2k so I prefer to stay at 1080 and max settings.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/28 19:26:37 (permalink)
    I personally always go for the higher resolution
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/29 13:25:40 (permalink)
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    If you have the graphics card to do it in high FPS, 1440p is the way to go. Framerate is important for me and right now I can’t push good frames at 2k so I prefer to stay at 1080 and max settings.

    Same for me with fps. I currently have 1080p 240hz monitor and have been playing older games recently, getting over 200fps is so smooth. I really want to try 1440p on an ultrawide. Considering the resolution bump and screen size it might be a revelation to me. 
     
    For single player games I usually try for the highest settings while being able to get above 100fps, haven't really messed with resolution.

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/29 15:15:01 (permalink)
    For me I prefer the highest resolution first, but it needs to be 60 fps at the least.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/29 16:12:06 (permalink)
    I would go with the better settings.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/30 02:12:50 (permalink)
    i have a 1440p display and playing in 1080p literally gives me a headache.
    I prefer poorer details, but at least the native resolution of my monitor, otherwise the picture looks "washed out", which I don't like 
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/30 07:05:41 (permalink)
    I would say higher resolution but I'm in the elite camp of people that can't see a difference between 1440p and 4k, at least as far as I sit from my monitor (27" 16:9). When I absolutely need more frames (read: Cyberpunk 2077) dropping down to 1080p is my first move, Anti-aliasing makes up enough of the difference that I don't really notice if there's a lot of movement on screen.

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/30 11:29:19 (permalink)
    Usually I like to play games at 3440x1440 or 2560x1440. The only time I felt dropping down to 1080p was worth it was for Witcher 3 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, to run Hairworks / Pure Hair. Hair physics is really cool and leaving it disabled just feels wrong for a 3rd person game.
    Otherwise I just turn down settings to reach my favored resolution.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/04/30 14:17:54 (permalink)
    It depends, more than I'd like to admit, on your card. Even in singleplayer, 144FPS vs 60 makes a colossal difference, and knocking down resolution to smooth the curve out will likely be more than worth it. Max vs. almost max settings tend to be pretty similar unless you're running a 3090 and can get comparable FPS either way.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/01 18:03:53 (permalink)
    I go 1440p so i can max out the settings while having a high resolution. Of course id rather have a 4k display with max settings but its still kinda difficult to achieve.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/01 18:35:12 (permalink)
    I have a Odyssey G9 5120 X 1440 240hz. Can't push it to it's potential but would love to see it at max everything
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/05 15:45:03 (permalink)
    Depends on the game. Cyberpunk looks so much better with ray tracing and higher quality textures that it's worth running at 1080p. But I push Valhalla to 1440p and back off a few of the less noticeable settings.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/05 18:47:40 (permalink)
    More PPI Baby!
     
    Unless Ray Tracing.

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/10 11:51:03 (permalink)
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    If you have the graphics card to do it in high FPS, 1440p is the way to go. Framerate is important for me and right now I can’t push good frames at 2k so I prefer to stay at 1080 and max settings.
    i agree
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/10 12:55:28 (permalink)
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    For me I prefer the highest resolution first, but it needs to be 60 fps at the least.




    I try to aim for 60 @ highest resolution as well but I barely get 40 sometimes in newer titles.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/10 23:13:09 (permalink)
    I'm running at 1080p so the resolution is standard, and at that resolution the settings can be maxed pretty easily.  Hoping to make the jump to 4k, with the 3000 series, and will stick with that resolution, at whatever settings I can get (hopefully maxed mostly)
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/11 10:12:26 (permalink)
    Depends on the game and what settings you are talking about. You can get higher resolutions with minimal settings and high settings with lower resolution, and depending on how things are implemented either can be good or bad.
    Better idea is to keep one step behind the currently fashionable monitor resolutions. Don't go over 1440p unless you have a 3090 or 6900xt. Better wait till we have a geenration where 8k is genuinely playable before adapting 4k.
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/12 12:08:39 (permalink)
    i stick to my native 1440p
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/12 13:56:08 (permalink)
    Middle res with max graphics. Doubt I'll move to 4k from 1440 any time soon.

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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/12 14:09:18 (permalink)
    1440 with the highest settings work for me
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    Re: Resolution vs Settings 2021/05/12 20:10:26 (permalink)
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    What's your preference, higher resolution or max out settings?
     
    Have a 34" ultrawide and am debating if going down from 3440x1440 to 2560x1080 to max settings for a few titles is the right move.  All single player, so FPS isn't a huge factor.
     
    Which is better for the single player eye candy experience?




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