1080p vs 900p vs 720p Screenshot Comparison

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#1 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

So there you go...

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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (36675 posts) -

Still on DC mode?

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#3 Posted by gameofthering (11088 posts) -

I tend to notice a resolution difference when it's displayed on a TV.

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#4 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Yes, we all know that 1080p looks better

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#5 Posted by NFJSupreme (6470 posts) -

Screenshots are dumb. Games are played in motion. Performance is just as important as fidelity. Still photos are kinda pointless.

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#6 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

you can see a big difference if you open them up in a new tab each for full screen.

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#7 Posted by topgunmv (10743 posts) -

320x240 will look good if the pictures are small enough.

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#8 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2764 posts) -

https://imageshack.com/a/img547/1681/cxu.gif (link for higher quality)

I made this myself - 1280 x 720 at ultra settings vs 1920 x 1080 at medium settings. Clearly, the 1080 looks better even though it is set to a lower graphical setting. This is especially so at longer distances.

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#9 Posted by PinkieWinkie (1454 posts) -

http://www.hdtvsolutions.com/images/articles/Luther-Resolution-Large.jpg

How about this one? No difference right lems? Someone post please, on mobile.

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#10 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@bloodlust_101 said:

https://imageshack.com/a/img547/1681/cxu.gif (link for higher quality)

I made this myself - 1280 x 720 at ultra settings vs 1920 x 1080 at medium settings. Clearly, the 1080 looks better even though it is set to a lower graphical setting. This is especially so at longer distances.

Lol just look at the lights on the sign

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#11 Edited by gameofthering (11088 posts) -

I decided to try it just now on my PC at 1080P & 720P.
There is a noticeable difference while in game, but looking at these screens makes it hard to tell much of a difference.

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#12 Posted by Wasdie (53438 posts) -

Why do people willfully stay ignorant about this subject? The more pixels rendered the better the image quality is. That is fact. There is no way around that.

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#13 Edited by tyloss (846 posts) -

Strong DC.

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#14 Posted by tormentos (26627 posts) -

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#15 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Even from those small pictures I can still tell which is running at a lower resolution, especially with 720p.

But we don't play games in small windows usually, most of us game in full screen. Especially with console games, If you can't see a difference then you are plain lying to yourself.

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#16 Posted by stereointegrity (11536 posts) -

please dont use gamespots shitty image compression to show this off....use a better website that will give us the full pictures please

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#17 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2764 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

https://imageshack.com/a/img547/1681/cxu.gif (link for higher quality)

I made this myself - 1280 x 720 at ultra settings vs 1920 x 1080 at medium settings. Clearly, the 1080 looks better even though it is set to a lower graphical setting. This is especially so at longer distances.

Lol just look at the lights on the sign

If I ever have frame rate issues I reduce graphical quality - I have yet to reduce resolution. Why would I want to view something so blurry that you can't even see the high resolution models or textures? 1080p at medium is better than 720p at ultra. Since I repurchased my PS3 a few years ago it has been difficult to play the games after I played on my PC - and I attribute it to the very low image quality.

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#18 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

is this comparison legit? Because you can see clear differences here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-assassins-creed-4-next-gen-face-off

Even when I play on PCSX2 I can clearly see a pretty huge difference between 1280x720 vs 1920x1080.

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#19 Edited by glez13 (9745 posts) -

@PinkieWinkie said:

http://www.hdtvsolutions.com/images/articles/Luther-Resolution-Large.jpg

How about this one? No difference right lems? Someone post please, on mobile.

That's a bad comparison, since it destroys the quality of the lower ones.

The only good way to compare different resolutions is by having different displays of said resolutions and comparing them one after the other on your PC. Or even better side by side if possible.

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#20 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@bloodlust_101 said:

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

https://imageshack.com/a/img547/1681/cxu.gif (link for higher quality)

I made this myself - 1280 x 720 at ultra settings vs 1920 x 1080 at medium settings. Clearly, the 1080 looks better even though it is set to a lower graphical setting. This is especially so at longer distances.

Lol just look at the lights on the sign

If I ever have frame rate issues I reduce graphical quality - I have yet to reduce resolution. Why would I want to view something so blurry that you can't even see the high resolution models or textures? 1080p at medium is better than 720p at ultra. Since I repurchased my PS3 a few years ago it has been difficult to play the games after I played on my PC - and I attribute it to the very low image quality.

I know the feeling, I picked up a PS3 at Black Friday and yeah some of the games are pretty rough looking, most recently being RDR

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#21 Posted by Pedro (27880 posts) -

1080p is only meaningful on a 1080p display. If you are still rocking a 720p display there is no visual discernment. However, on 1080p display the difference is noticeable.

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#22 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2764 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

is this comparison legit? Because you can see clear differences here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-assassins-creed-4-next-gen-face-off

Even when I play on PCSX2 I can clearly see a pretty huge difference between 1280x720 vs 1920x1080.

Strangely - there is no AO on the necklace in the 'PC' picture OP has posted. It is also a bit blurrier. Either this is a botched comparison or a biased edit. Lems are just losing it over being forced in to 720p again for another 5 years.

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#23 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (3707 posts) -

Once you make the images in the OP full size and even sitting 4 feet back, I can still see the 1080p one is sharper (on a 22" monitor).

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#24 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2764 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

https://imageshack.com/a/img547/1681/cxu.gif (link for higher quality)

I made this myself - 1280 x 720 at ultra settings vs 1920 x 1080 at medium settings. Clearly, the 1080 looks better even though it is set to a lower graphical setting. This is especially so at longer distances.

Lol just look at the lights on the sign

If I ever have frame rate issues I reduce graphical quality - I have yet to reduce resolution. Why would I want to view something so blurry that you can't even see the high resolution models or textures? 1080p at medium is better than 720p at ultra. Since I repurchased my PS3 a few years ago it has been difficult to play the games after I played on my PC - and I attribute it to the very low image quality.

I know the feeling, I picked up a PS3 at Black Friday and yeah some of the games are pretty rough looking, most recently being RDR

I was sickened at what I saw playing Black Ops 2 and TLOU. I am glad some developers are putting a priority on resolution this time around. I can only hope that Sony applies a rule that no game can render under 900p.

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#25 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12217 posts) -

1080p looks better than 720p. If you're having trouble with that notion, then there's really no helping you.

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#26 Posted by glez13 (9745 posts) -

@gameofthering: That's because when you run it with the same monitor the game will instantly upscale the smaller resolution and that degrades the image quality. Play it in a window and you will notice it will have a sharper image even if only using around half the screen, since it should be displaying it "natively". When you take screenshots it should capture something similar to the that windowed version instead of the upscaled version.

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#27 Edited by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

@Wasdie: Because their system cannot achieve 1080p so they need to find ways to prove that 1080p isn't important. This is the primary reason and no way around. For example, X1 will have more 720p titles in 2014 than 1080p ones, you think he isn't pissed? He's annoyed as fk but can't do anything about it, so lets just pretend that 1080p is nothing special and 720p is so close to it that 1080p is simply not need.

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#28 Posted by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

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#29 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44831 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

Why do people willfully stay ignorant about this subject? The more pixels rendered the better the image quality is. That is fact. There is no way around that.

Loyalty to inanimate objects, obviously.

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#30 Edited by GTSaiyanjin2 (6018 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

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#31 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

@bloodlust_101 said:

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

https://imageshack.com/a/img547/1681/cxu.gif (link for higher quality)

I made this myself - 1280 x 720 at ultra settings vs 1920 x 1080 at medium settings. Clearly, the 1080 looks better even though it is set to a lower graphical setting. This is especially so at longer distances.

Lol just look at the lights on the sign

If I ever have frame rate issues I reduce graphical quality - I have yet to reduce resolution. Why would I want to view something so blurry that you can't even see the high resolution models or textures? 1080p at medium is better than 720p at ultra. Since I repurchased my PS3 a few years ago it has been difficult to play the games after I played on my PC - and I attribute it to the very low image quality.

I know the feeling, I picked up a PS3 at Black Friday and yeah some of the games are pretty rough looking, most recently being RDR

I was sickened at what I saw playing Black Ops 2 and TLOU. I am glad some developers are putting a priority on resolution this time around. I can only hope that Sony applies a rule that no game can render under 900p.

Have fun playing with sub-par framerates then.

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#32 Posted by glez13 (9745 posts) -
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

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#33 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

Dat damage control. Even with shitty GS image compression I can still see the difference.

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#34 Posted by Cubs360 (3771 posts) -

@bloodlust_101:

I can barley see a difference, it's not "clearly", as you state.

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#35 Edited by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

I did do that... All 3 images are 1600x900 upscaled to 1080. Once it is open, you right click and inspect element and it tells you the source resolution...

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#36 Edited by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

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#37 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2764 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

@lostrib said:

@bloodlust_101 said:

https://imageshack.com/a/img547/1681/cxu.gif (link for higher quality)

I made this myself - 1280 x 720 at ultra settings vs 1920 x 1080 at medium settings. Clearly, the 1080 looks better even though it is set to a lower graphical setting. This is especially so at longer distances.

Lol just look at the lights on the sign

If I ever have frame rate issues I reduce graphical quality - I have yet to reduce resolution. Why would I want to view something so blurry that you can't even see the high resolution models or textures? 1080p at medium is better than 720p at ultra. Since I repurchased my PS3 a few years ago it has been difficult to play the games after I played on my PC - and I attribute it to the very low image quality.

I know the feeling, I picked up a PS3 at Black Friday and yeah some of the games are pretty rough looking, most recently being RDR

I was sickened at what I saw playing Black Ops 2 and TLOU. I am glad some developers are putting a priority on resolution this time around. I can only hope that Sony applies a rule that no game can render under 900p.

Have fun playing with sub-par framerates then.

Alternatively the developers can reduce the quality of the game - it ends up looking better than 720p at ultra quality anyways. 900p 30fps should be the minimum this gen.

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#38 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2764 posts) -

@Cubs360 said:

@bloodlust_101:

I can barley see a difference, it's not "clearly", as you state.

Open the full size and make the image full screen (f11) to simulate how it would look on your screen. Even though the textures are on medium, at 1080p they appear much higher than the ultra textures on 720p. The finer details, such as the lights at the top of the screen are a blurry mess on the 720p image. If you can't see a clear image quality difference..

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#39 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

Those pictures were all in original size, and then upscaled to 1080(LIKE ALL CONSOLE GAMES ARE).

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#40 Posted by MonsieurX (36675 posts) -
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

Those pictures were all in original size, and then upscaled to 1080(LIKE ALL CONSOLE GAMES ARE).

Pointless comparison then

Using upscaled 1080p images LOL

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#41 Edited by Dreams-Visions (26578 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

Why do people willfully stay ignorant about this subject? The more pixels rendered the better the image quality is. That is fact. There is no way around that.

I wish I knew.

It's like people are willfully walking into arguments they can't win, and staking out a position that is untenable. People are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

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#42 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

Those pictures were all in original size, and then upscaled to 1080(LIKE ALL CONSOLE GAMES ARE).

Pointless comparison then

Using upscaled 1080p images LOL

Because all console games are upscaled from 720p, 900p and 1080p to 1080p. EVERY SINGLE GAME

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#43 Edited by glez13 (9745 posts) -
@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

I checked again right now, and you read it wrong. The source is 1080p and only scaled to almost 900p (it's in parenthesis like this statement :P) when in the initial screen. In that screen click when the cursor becomes a + and check the info again. 1080p but this time no parenthesis telling you it's scaled to X resolution.

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#44 Edited by bloodlust_101 (2764 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@MonsieurX said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

Those pictures were all in original size, and then upscaled to 1080(LIKE ALL CONSOLE GAMES ARE).

Pointless comparison then

Using upscaled 1080p images LOL

Because all console games are upscaled from 720p, 900p and 1080p to 1080p. EVERY SINGLE GAME

Heard it here first people - 1080p gets upscaled to 1080p!

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#45 Edited by Dreams-Visions (26578 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

Those pictures were all in original size, and then upscaled to 1080(LIKE ALL CONSOLE GAMES ARE).

Wait, what? Why would you scale images that are native 1080p? And why would you suggest "all console games are [upscaled]"? The first doesn't make sense, and the second isn't true anyway. Lots of games are native 1080p on consoles, and everyone knows that native resolution on a 1080p or better display looks better than an upscaled non-native resolution. And everyone should know that being able to downsample from a higher resolution looks even better than native resolution because of the reduced presence of jaggies.

There really isn't anything else to say on the subject. You just need to accept it and move on to other arguments. You embarass yourself when you do this and give Cows and Hermits a reason to point and laugh at lemmings. You can't in one thread ask people to stop talking about resolution, then make threads like this.

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#46 Edited by MonsieurX (36675 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@MonsieurX said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

Those pictures were all in original size, and then upscaled to 1080(LIKE ALL CONSOLE GAMES ARE).

Pointless comparison then

Using upscaled 1080p images LOL

Because all console games are upscaled from 720p, 900p and 1080p to 1080p. EVERY SINGLE GAME

Yeah,and you need to compare actual native pictures,not upscaled ones

@FreedomFreeLife said:
This thread is pointless. MOD LOCK THIS THREAD
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#47 Posted by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

@glez13 said:
@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

I checked again right now, and you read it wrong. The source is 1080p and only scaled to almost 900p (it's in parenthesis like this statement :P) when in the initial screen. In that screen click when the cursor becomes a + and check the info again. 1080p but this time no parenthesis telling you it's scaled to X resolution.

I stand corrected.

My apologies.

Even so though, comparing upscaled shots is not how it should be done, as Monsieur has already mentioned.

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#48 Edited by MonsieurX (36675 posts) -

@bloodlust_101 said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@MonsieurX said:
@FreedomFreeLife said:

@_Matt_ said:

@glez13 said:
@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

@_Matt_ said:

Why are all those images 1600x900?

Aaaand comparison already ruined.

you have to open the image on a new tab... all of them are really downscaled and look the same if you dont open and see them in a new tab.

Actually all of them are upscaled to 1080p when you open them full size. That's also why you get that kind of color dithering effect on the lower resolution ones.

They are... but upscaled from 1600x900 which means the original 1080 image has lost a lot of details in the process from being downscaled to upscaled...

Those pictures were all in original size, and then upscaled to 1080(LIKE ALL CONSOLE GAMES ARE).

Pointless comparison then

Using upscaled 1080p images LOL

Because all console games are upscaled from 720p, 900p and 1080p to 1080p. EVERY SINGLE GAME

Heard it here first people - 1080p gets upscaled to 1080p!

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#49 Posted by D4RKL1NG (278 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

So there you go...

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#50 Edited by Jebus213 (10007 posts) -
@Wasdie said:

Why do people willfully stay ignorant about this subject?

Any sane individual would lock this thread call OP a ****.