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I feel like its obviously true but how much different is 720p power usage compared to 1080p?

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It wouldn't be different unless your computer is being stressed harder and thus using more power when it is displaying 1080p. That's pretty unlikely though, because computers usually just go 100% to put out as many frames as possible regardless of resolution.

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It wouldn't be different unless your computer is being stressed harder and thus using more power when it is displaying 1080p. That's pretty unlikely though, because computers usually just go 100% to put out as many frames as possible regardless of resolution.

depending on the program that would be true, but some programs don't effectively use 100% of your hardware

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Still the same, cause your screen uses more pixels for what would normally be only 1 pixel. Therefore, exactly the same power consumption.

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You mean the monitor itself? It always displays the same amount of pixels so whatever you throw at it doesn't really matter. In fact, I guess a 1080p monitor possibly consumes more trying to display 720p since it has to scale the signal.

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You mean the monitor itself? It always displays the same amount of pixels so whatever you throw at it doesn't really matter. In fact, I guess a 1080p monitor possibly consumes more trying to display 720p since it has to scale the signal.

 

 

I think it would too, but it would be insignificant.

it still has to run the cathode lamps at the same power no matter what resolution.

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