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Unread 5th March 2009, 11:14 PM
jeena1 jeena1 is offline
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Question about native resolution quality on pc for gaming?

my question is if you take someone who has a 22 inch monitor with 1680 x 1050 native resolution and someone who has 24 inch monitor with 1900 x 1200 resolution. What if the person with 24 inch lowers resolution to 1680 x 1050 for better frame rates. will the person with 22 inch who has that as his natural native resolution look better then the 24 lowering it to the same?
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Unread 6th March 2009, 06:15 AM
Olle P Olle P is offline
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It depends on how it is done.

For full screen view it's always advisable to use the native resolution. If that's not possible then it's better to go way down in resolution than just reduce it a little.

The other option is to use some sort of windowed view, with the monitor still using the native resolution and the action taking part in a smaller portion of the screen.
This can be achieved either by simply running the game in a window on the desktop background, or (as I often use myself since it's a native feature of my monitor) have the game presented in the centre of the screen and the rest of the screen blacked out.

I have a monitor with 1680x1050 native resolution, and a couple of the games i play won't go above 1280x1024 (and definitely not go widescreen). These games are presented with a thin (13 pixels thick) black line above and below, with wider black margins at the sides.

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Unread 27th March 2009, 02:11 PM
rockinchops rockinchops is offline
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I run my current rig thru a 26" Vizio the res thru the rgb is set at [email protected]
Now when I get my upgraded rig together with a much better video solution I plan on going thru one of the hdmi ports on the tv what kind of res can I expect from that any idea? should i start shopping for a monitor as well as a video card?
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Unread 27th March 2009, 03:37 PM
Mathew Thompson Mathew Thompson is offline
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rockinchops, if your 26" Vizio is like most I've seen, its resolution should be 1366x768 and should operate at 60hz. On top of which, your RGB connection should be able to facilitate the above resolution and refresh rate. Unlike CRTs, you don't need to use a refresh rate greater than 60hz, especially considering the monitor doesn't refresh any faster than 60hz, regardless of what you specify.

Also, if/when you use HDMI, you'll find that you'll get the exact same video resolution through HDMI as you can get through RGB.

Jeena, the resize artifacts that occur by displaying a non-native resolution on an LCD vary based on how great a difference the displayed and native resolutions are and by what is going on on the screen. If you plan on doing work, 1680x1050 displayed on a 1920x1200 monitor will be very noticeable. If you plan on playing a game, it will be less noticeable. This is due to the rapid movement and changes that occur in video games obfuscating the resize artifacts caused by the monitor. It usually requires a still image with lots of fine lines and points to make such noticeable.
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Unread 27th March 2009, 03:53 PM
rockinchops rockinchops is offline
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Thank you Mathew

i dug around a bit and your right
1366x768 is the highest
also i found out vizio released a monitor recently
also 26" located the cheapest one at sams club for $348
Height adjustable stand extends effortlessly more than 4" high
Detachable stand allows for wall mounting in your favorite den or dorm room location
Four total USB inputs and outputs allow for superior connectivity of all USB devices
All glass panel cover renders images with crisp and clean detail
Side access HD game port including HDMI allows simple connectivity of gaming or other devices
Headphone jack - perfect for late night gaming
Cables Included: Power cord, VGA cable, DVI cable, audio cable, USB upstream cable
Panel Type: 26" diagonal (25.5" viewable), 16:10 wide screen, color TFT active matrix LCD
Monitor Surface Treatment: Covered glass and high polish rear cover
Supported PC Formats: 1080p (FHD)
Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Supported PC Resolutions: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200 via VGA/HDMI
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.2865mm (H) x 0.2865mm (V)
Display Compatibility: FHD (1080p)
Signal Compatibility: 480i, 480P, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
TV Tuner: No
Response Time: 3 ms (typical)
Colors: 16.7 million
Brightness: 300 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 (w/DCR) - Dynamic
Viewable Angle: 170/ 160 (horizontal and vertical)
Advanced Power Saving Management
Color Temperature: 6500K (warm) and 9300K (cool)
Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
Audio: Built-in 3W x 2
Lamp (LCD) Life: 50,000 hours
Power: IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range: 100v~264vac @ 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: 160W average
Inputs: 2 HDMI (v1.2a) - 1 rear, 1 side; DVI: 1 rear; VGA: 1 rear; USB 2.0 Upstream: 1 rear; Stereo Audio: 1 rear
Outputs: 4 USB Down Stream: 3 rear, 1 side; Headphone (Stereo Mini-Jack): 1
Tilt: -5/+20
Height Adjust: 0-110mm (4.3")
Swivel: 120/120
Certifications: FCC, UL/cUL, CB, CCC
Energy Star Qualified
Wall Mounting Specifications: Hole Pattern: 100mm x 100mm; screw size: M4; screw length: 20mm; screw pitch: 1.25 Dimensions and Weight:
Dimensions w/ Stand: 24.9"W x 18.6"H x 9.3"D
Dimensions w/out Stand: 24.9"W x 17.7"H x 4.2"D
Weight w/ Stand: 25.9 lbs.
Weight w/out Stand: 21.3 lbs
Also i compared it to the asus 25" at newegg for $349
ModelBrandASUSModelVK266HCabinet ColorBlackDisplayScreen Size25.5"WidescreenYesMaximum Resolution1920 x 1200Recommended Resolution1920 x 1200Viewing Angle170(H) / 160(V)Pixel Pitch0.287mmDisplay Colors16.7 MillionBrightness300 cd/m2Contrast Ratio1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1)Response Time2ms(GTG)Display TypeWUXGAConnectivityInput Video CompatibilityAnalog RGB, DigitalConnectorsD-Sub, DVI, HDMI, Component, SPDIF outD-Sub1DVI1VideoComponentHDMI1PowerComplies withEnergy StarPower Supply100 - 240 VAC, 50/60HzPower Consumption<60W
<2WConvenienceUser ControlsRegulatory ApprovalsUL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEEStand AdjustmentsTiltBuilt in TV TunerNoBuilt in Speakers2 x 3WBuilt in WebcamYesHDCP SupportYesFeaturesMounting (VESA Standard): 100mm
USB2.0: 1 port(s) (upstream for webcam)
Kensngton lock
3.5mm Mini jack
Trace Free Technology:Yes
SPLENDID Video Intelligence Tech.:Yes
DCDi Technology
SPLENDID Video Preset Mode:5 modes
Skin-Tone Selection:3 modes
Color Temperature Selection:5 modesDimensionsDimensions (WHD)23.5" x 18.19" x 9.06"Weight17.42 lbs.
Which one is looking better?
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Unread 31st March 2009, 07:25 AM
Mathew Thompson Mathew Thompson is offline
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Keep in mind both are for different uses. What do you plan on using it for? TV or monitor?
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Unread 31st March 2009, 10:34 AM
rockinchops rockinchops is offline
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monitor i have the 26" tv im using for a monitor now
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