Connecting at native 1440 laptop to a 1080 TV

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#1 evilross
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I was given a gaming level laptop for a gift that’s about 2 years old. The native screen resolution is 1440. It runs great, but I’ve noticed I get some frame drops and studdering running new high end games at 1440. If I drop the resolution to 1080 the games run like butter with all the graphic options cranked up, however they look like garbage on the 1440 display.

I was thinking about running an HDMI from the port on my laptop to my TV, picking up a wireless keyboard and using it through the TV running at 1080.

Would this work, and would I get the same big performance increase without the screen issues?

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Yes, just set the screen to switch off even when open and keep the screen open. My brother had his closed and his screen melted.

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@evilross said:

I was given a gaming level laptop for a gift that’s about 2 years old. The native screen resolution is 1440. It runs great, but I’ve noticed I get some frame drops and studdering running new high end games at 1440. If I drop the resolution to 1080 the games run like butter with all the graphic options cranked up, however they look like garbage on the 1440 display.

I was thinking about running an HDMI from the port on my laptop to my TV, picking up a wireless keyboard and using it through the TV running at 1080.

Would this work, and would I get the same big performance increase without the screen issues?

It would work great.

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#4 evilross
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Hooked it up this morning, games looked and ran great at 1080 60hz. Played some Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus and Pathfinder: Kingmaker.

Thanks for the input.