1680x1050 vs 1920x1080 resolution

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Fady__gamil

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I know that 1920x1080 is better than 1680x1050
But if i played the division with 1680x1050 will be there much difference between it and 1920x1080 in the graphics and in details or not???
I want to play on 1680x1050 on high settings because i don't want to get less than 50fps,so if i played on this resoluton how many fps i will get??

My PC:
I5 3340,3.1 GHz
GTX 960 WINDFORCE 2X OC 2GB
RAM 8 GB
WINDOWS 10
 
I still have a 22" Samsung 1680x1050 monitor originally bought in 2007. I played Crysis 1 on it and later got a 24" Dell 1920x1200. Both of these are 16:10 monitors, not 16:9 as 1080p monitors/HDTVs are. All that means is that there are more lines of vertical resolution.

With that said, it wasn't the stunning in graphics improvement I had expected, certainly not anything like the very noticeable difference going from 1080p to 1440p. Also, the FPS hit wasn't near as bad from 1050p->1080p compared to 1080p->1440p. In fact, it was very minimal if I remember correctly (like >10%). This move to 1080p was when I was running a GTX 275 GPU which is roughly today's 970 for that time.

One thing to keep in mind however: moving up in resolution also requires more VRAM from the card, and today even at 1080p newer games are approaching 2GB VRAM (or more) in allocation use. At 1440p the games I play today average between 2GB-3.2GB VRAM of allocation requirement (Witcher 3, Crysis 3, Far Cry 4, Star Wars Battlefront, BF4, Project Cars, DiRT Rally).

Regarding The Division, here's a guide that you can use to give you an idea of what to expect. Your card is one they tested it with. Looks like you'd need to scale back quality to medium to get 50+ FPS at 1080p, which may look worse than 1050p with higher quality settings:

http://www.pcgamer.com/tom-clancys-the-division-benchmarks-and-optimization-guide/
 

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It depends on a lot of things, but when I play on lower resolution I can't see much difference in graphics, but also depends on your critic eye ;)
 
I still have a 22" Samsung 1680x1050 monitor originally bought in 2007. I played Crysis 1 on it and later got a 24" Dell 1920x1200. Both of these are 16:10 monitors, not 16:9 as 1080p monitors/HDTVs are. All that means is that there are more lines of vertical resolution.

With that said, it wasn't the stunning in graphics improvement I had expected, certainly not anything like the very noticeable difference going from 1080p to 1440p. Also, the FPS hit wasn't near as bad from 1050p->1080p compared to 1080p->1440p. In fact, it was very minimal if I remember correctly (like >10%). This move to 1080p was when I was running a GTX 275 GPU which is roughly today's 970 for that time.

One thing to keep in mind however: moving up in resolution also requires more VRAM from the card, and today even at 1080p newer games are approaching 2GB VRAM (or more) in allocation use. At 1440p the games I play today average between 2GB-3.2GB VRAM of allocation requirement (Witcher 3, Crysis 3, Far Cry 4, Star Wars Battlefront, BF4, Project Cars, DiRT Rally).

Regarding The Division, here's a guide that you can use to give you an idea of what to expect. Your card is one they tested it with. Looks like you'd need to scale back quality to medium to get 50+ FPS at 1080p, which may look worse than 1050p with higher quality settings:

http://www.pcgamer.com/tom-clancys-the-division-benchmarks-and-optimization-guide/
 


Will changing the Resolution give yo better FPS? That depends on the Title some are very well Optimized while others are not. In games that haven't taken the time to Optimize you can normally gain 10%-15% buy dropping down a Resolution step.

Here is the Tweak Guide from Nvidia, try this it will explain and show you what the settings do.
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/guides/tom-clancys-the-division-graphics-and-performance-guide
 

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What i need to know:
Is there a big difference in graphics and details on between 1050p and 1080p????
What settings i should do to get 50+fps in the division and the best resolution for my PC???but please i want to playthe division on high quality

I want anyone to answer those questions
 


As one who has plenty of gaming time in the past on both resolutions, I thought I answered your questions which included a link on that game's performance settings per resolution. No, there is not a big difference in graphics quality. Is it noticeable? Yes, but again, it's not a big jump. As the other person said, your eye may notice more, or less, than someone else. It's a subjective question what is "noticeable." I'm a graphics snob, so I notice minute details down to leaves in trees and texture quality of a road in a sim racing game.

Please see the link I posted. You will *not* be able to run with a GTX 960 at high quality settings and get 50+ FPS at 1080p. You'll need to move up to a 970 to make that happen. Also note that that test used a much higher CPU than what you have (they overclocked an i7 5930K to 4.2GHz for their tests, so your i5 @3.1GHz will be lower with your 960 than these benchmarks).
 
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