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#1 Jan 31 2011 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I currently play on a 16" monitor with a 1400 x 900 resolution with no problems "exsept slight lag in the cities when its loading new players on my screen". I am thinking about buying a 24" monitor that has 1920 x 1080 resolution. Will changing my resolution from 1400 x 900 to 1920 x 1080 effect my fps much? Or should it play about the same? If for some reason it does lag it can I keep playing the 1400 x 900 or some equivalent setting on the 1920x1080 native monitor? I'm getting old "30 lol" and my eyes are starting to have problems seeing some of the stuff on the smaller monitor. I just hope it doesn't cost me much in performance.
#2 Jan 31 2011 at 7:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yes, increasing your resolution will cause a drop in performance.

You -can- still get a new monitor that supports 1920x1080 and play the game in 1400x900 though.
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#3 Jan 31 2011 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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He's right. Unless you have a pretty pimped out machine, you notice a difference in how smooth the game runs on a lower resolution. I know of people who have a potential resolution of 1080p, but are choosing to run at 720 because the game is much more playable. If you computer is new and built for ffxiv, then you should be able to run at 1080p either without problems, or fixing the problems with config adjustments such as shadows and rendering. Some of the options are pretty confusing whether one should raise or lower them, but I remember SE released an 'ask the developers' or something like that where they explianed how each option affected performance. It will really depend on you video card, and maybe ram. I have an ATI 5850 with 8gb of ram and it runs at 1080p fine.
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#4 Feb 01 2011 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks, would 1400 x 900 or 1366 x 768 work better on 1920 x 1080?
#5 Feb 01 2011 at 10:45 PM Rating: Default
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What are your system specs? including video card model and the amount of ram it has.

Resulution depends on video card not monitors.
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#6 Feb 02 2011 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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elijul wrote:
Thanks, would 1400 x 900 or 1366 x 768 work better on 1920 x 1080?


I'm pretty sure you will find the 1366 x 768 will work the best for you. It should be proportional to the 1920 x 1080, where the other resolution is more for square shaped monitors (letterbox and not widescreen). From what I understand, 1366 x 768 is basically the 'optimized' 720, thye just put some extra pixils in to help ensure nothing gets cut off around the edges. If you had a 720p TV, your 1366 x 768 would likely show up as a native resolution, where the 1400 x 900 will be forced and it will look stretched/squished.
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