For starters I would like to mention my PC's specs:
- OS: Windows 7 64 bit
- CPU: AMD FX 6350 3.9GHz
- RAM: Dual Channel 6GB 1333MHz
- HDD: 500GB SATA III
- MOBO: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
- GPU: Radeon HD 6750
I have always had to play modern games in the lowest/low settings to get a moderate (not high) performance. What modern games? Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm, ArmA 2, Natural Selection 2 and most recently Payday 2.
My Monitor is a Viewsonic VG930m. Commonly running at 1280x1024, however, when I want to play games I usually have to lower my resolution to 1024x768 and graphics to lowest settings (this is the case with Payday 2 and I feel like going 800x600 because it still kinda slows).
I asked my friend how his laptop performs with Payday 2 and he says it performs just fine with the default settings. His laptop has Intel HD Graphics and I'm really wondering how my PC is performing lower even having a dedicated GPU and much better CPU.
And so I was thinking that perhaps modern games are coded and optimized for today's standard aspect ratio 16:9 and perform worse when having to adjust to my monitors' aspect ratio. Could this be the case? Am I missing something else here? Any information is appreciated.
Thanks for reading and looking forward to your answers.