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HD PC gaming?

By Alster37
Apr 4, 2009
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  1. can you have a pc hd gaming experience? do you need a perticular monitor?
    can games like gears of war be ran in hd?
    help!!!!!!!!!!
  2. redk

    redk Newcomer, in training Posts: 135

    Almost any new game can be run in HD.
    To run a game in HD, you need a monitor with a resolution of 1280 x 720 or better (1920 x 1080 would be full HD). You also need a graphics card capable of those resolutions.
  3. Alster37

    Alster37 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 324

    so does it have to be a widescreen then?
  4. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd Newcomer, in training Posts: 238

    not Necessarily but it does look better, 1920 x 1080 would be widescreen
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 900   +52

    Computer monitors have had progressive (HD) screens for over a decade.
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    1920x1200 is the standard resolution for a 24" computer monitor. 1080p on HDTVs is 1920x1080. So the PC resolution is bigger, but with a different aspect ratio (16:10 instead of 16:9).

    But unlike HDTVs, PC screens (30") go up to 2560x1600, which in terms of pure pixel count, is nearly twice as large as 1920x1080.
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,362   +122

    Don't worry about HD, HD just means the resolution and image quality is high, just run games at the highest setting your computer is comfortable with.
  8. Alster37

    Alster37 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 324

    well i have a gts 250 512mb so could that still easily run games on high quality with 1920x1080 resolution with a decent fps?
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I'm gonna say yes, but you wont be able to turn on all those extra things, like AA, and shader effects.
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 900   +52

    You should run the video card at the monitors native resolution for best picture.
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