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Resolution Question.

by pablonava / February 27, 2006 2:31 AM PST

My comp is not a gaming rig, not even close to being one. I can still play some games but at a slow framerate pase. What I want to know is. When you lower the resolution in the game, it shows improvement in every aspect except picture quality, but on mine if I lower the resolution in windows and the game is shows dramatic improvement. Is this just a thing in my head or does this happen in everyone elses comps? When computers get tested for benchemarks Frame Rates do they do this or what?

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This will vary with all factors
by Ray Harinec / February 27, 2006 3:52 AM PST
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the game, the monitor, the video card. No standard effect.

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It would make since.
by strickjh2005 / February 27, 2006 9:43 AM PST
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at 800x600 the video processor must process 480,000 separate pixels.

At 1024x768 you get 786,432 pixels. That is almost double the number of pixels.

But the only thing I couldn't figure out was why the performance wasn't along the same lines as the number of pixels..

How can my friend run at 1600x1200 with only a 20FPS difference?

The effect is negated by the number of textures, the number of objects and the number of polygons in the game. Since these are a constant that take up a majority of the processing power, the number of pixels has a smaller but still noticeable effect.

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