PC gaming is all about customization, and having the choice to tailor your setup to how you want. We also each have different computer specs, which means a wide range of hardware configurations that affect what graphics settings we should choose. But with the power of community, we can help some fellow gamers out there stuck on those decisions.
Recently, we asked you guys whether you thought a 4K fullscreen or a 1440p ultrawide monitor was a better choice for gamers, so now we’re doing something a little similar: what is a better choice for gamers? Higher resolution, or higher graphics settings?
Let’s say you have a 4K monitor, and you want to run Cyberpunk 2077 on it. This is a pretty demanding game even on modern hardware, so you probably won’t be able to run everything on Max graphics settings with ray tracing enabled at full 4K. Then again, you could probably bring some of those settings down in order to up the resolution a little.
Let’s cast the use of DLSS aside, which although is a fantastic piece of technology to get the best of both worlds, is kind of cheating in this scenario. So, what would be the better option here: go with a higher resolution for crisper textures and models, or crank up those graphics settings and live at a lower resolution?
What do you think? What would you suggest to a fellow gamer? Would you prioritize higher resolution? Or would you prioritize higher graphics settings instead? Or would you strike a perfect balance between the two? Let’s debate!