Changing resolution from 1440p to 1080p possible for gaming?

EzTec

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Hey everyone so I was just was just wondering what type of benefits or maybe what would be wrong with doing this?

Thinking between a mid-range card the Rx 480 or the GTX FE 1070 which is double the price I am just trying to determine if I bring my resolution down how would that affect my gaming?

thanks in advance for the tips I am currently leaning towards the 1070 but if lowering my res. would be a good idea not sure if it is then I could save some money,.
 
You thinking should include the 1060 which is expected to launch Thursday.

You can play at any resolution which the game supports. Optimal image quality will be at the monitor's native resolution.

Please do not by a FE or any AMD reference card. The FE cards throttle / the reference 480 is deficiently designed. Non reference 10xx series are fine ... non-reference 480s will be fine.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-480-polaris-10,4616-9.html
https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Power-Consumption-Concerns-Radeon-RX-480
https://community.amd.com/thread/202410

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1070/28.html

During gaming, the [nVidia FE] card goes above 82°C, [83C] which results in lower clocks due to Boost 3.0.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1070_Gaming_X/28.html

During gaming, the [non reference] card also runs much cooler [71C] than the reference design, which avoids clock throttling above 82°C.
 
You thinking should include the 1060 which is expected to launch Thursday.

You can play at any resolution which the game supports. Optimal image quality will be at the monitor's native resolution.

Please do not by a FE or any AMD reference card. The FE cards throttle / the reference 480 is deficiently designed. Non reference 10xx series are fine ... non-reference 480s will be fine.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-480-polaris-10,4616-9.html
https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Power-Consumption-Concerns-Radeon-RX-480
https://community.amd.com/thread/202410

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1070/28.html

During gaming, the [nVidia FE] card goes above 82°C, [83C] which results in lower clocks due to Boost 3.0.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1070_Gaming_X/28.html

During gaming, the [non reference] card also runs much cooler [71C] than the reference design, which avoids clock throttling above 82°C.
 

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If you have a 1440p monitor and downscale to 1080p you would either get black bars around the screen or a very nasty scaling. Both of which are pretty bad. In the second scenario you would get a large amount of distortion, meaning the image wont be what the developer intended. I'd either go for a dual 480 or a 1070 strictly aftermarket (not FE).

If you don't have the monitor buy it depending the card.
 

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