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Poll Results: What resolution do you play your games at?

 
  • 1% (6)
    1280 x 960 and below
  • 2% (14)
    1280 x 1024
  • 3% (17)
    1400 x 900
  • 1% (6)
    1600 x 1200
  • 13% (66)
    1680 x 1050
  • 47% (237)
    1920 x 1080
  • 14% (71)
    1920 x 1200
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    2560 x 1440
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    2560 x 1560
  • 0% (2)
    3 x 19" and under surround/eyefinity
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    3 x 20-22" surround/eyefinity
  • 3% (18)
    3 x 24" surround/eyefinity
  • 0% (1)
    3 x 27" surround/eyefinity
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post #81 of 161
1920 x 1200 > 1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080 users always complain about tabs in their browsers because they actually have little vertical resolution. You are paying less for less usable screen resolution. A 24" 1080p screen has the vertical usable space of a 20" 1200p monitor.
Edited by Riou - 5/28/11 at 10:28pm
post #82 of 161
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
It's simple, they didn't give it up. Most of the people on 1920x1080 didn't come from 1920x1200, rather probably 1280x1024 LCDs or CRTs or something. 1920x1080 more closely replaced 1680x1050 when it came to how it was priced, so in that regard, it was getting more, not giving up.

Going with 1920x1200 versus 1920x1080, now, is more left only to those who really need it. Why? Well, 16:10 nets you less FOV in games. It is much more expensive, and is also more scarce too. 1920x1200 does have the advantage of more vertical estate, but it's generally not worth it when it means less FOV in games and a bigger disproportionate cost. That's why 1920x1080 took over. Oh, and they wanted to standardize everything to 16:9. From what I've read/imagine, 16:10 was introduced with the plans of just being a temporary transition from our then common 4:3 and 5:4 anyway. Suddenly going to 16:9 was too big of a hurt on vertical estate. It's not until ~1080p that it becomes acceptable enough.This reminds me of a really long and in depth discussion about aspect ratios and resolutions we had on another forum I'm on. As a CRT user, it was quite surprising, comical even, how many LCD owners, especially 16:10 users, didn't understand alot of this, while yet I did (and I don't generally follow LCD and aspect ratio stuff).

They (the 16:10 users) kept thinking their games should see the same as 16:9, only with more vertical view, since that's how the resolutions fall (1920x1200 is everything 1920x1080 is, only more vertically), but they didn't seem to understand that resolution does not equal aspect ratio.

I mean, I see how you can easily make that misconception. When we went from 4:3 to 16:10, we added space to existing resolutions. 1680x1050 came from 1400x1050, and 1920x1200 came from 1600x1200. With 16:10 to 16:9, we sort of did the opposite, at least with 1920. 1980x1080 was just 1920x1200 with vertical space shaved off. However, it's still a wider FOV so still sees more space in games. Resolution does not equal aspect ratio or FOV.

Then again, the issue gets further muddied when you bring into the equation raising FOV values for games (which someone in that thread did), but then you're essentially "zooming out" and losing detail.

Mostly true yes. However, back when CRT monitors were the norm, they used another FOV scaling method, that saw the most on 4:3 and 5:4 (not sure which saw the most). When they switched to widescreen, the current method got popular. These days every single game without exception uses it.

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1920 x 1200 > 1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080 users always complain about tabs in their browsers because they actually have little vertical resolution. You are paying less for less usable screen resolution. A 24" 1080p screen has the vertical usable space of a 20" 1200p monitor.
Shut the heck up already. You're being elitist for no apparent reason. 1920x1080 and 1920x1200. Whoo. There's such a small freaking difference that it doesn't even matter at all. Only 120 freaking pathetic pixels and you make such a mess out of it

If space is what you're after, 1920x1200 sucks.

Don't complain about budget. I know most of you have hundreds of dollars worth of GPUs and watercooling and such.
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post #83 of 161
Currently running a 1920x1080 monitor next to a 1920x1200 and while I missed the extra vertical space initially, I honestly don't really care anymore. I've yet to run into any situation where the extra real estate made any significant improvement on my workflow. Ideally I'd either sell or re-purpose my Asus and pickup another Dell or 2 for uniformity and a higher quality panel.

As for gaming more and more games are being optimized for 16:9 resolutions anyway, so that's another point in the Dell's favor.
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post #84 of 161
1920x1080. I occasionally set it to 1280x720 with 1:1 pixel mapping if I'm stuck sitting too close to the TV.
post #85 of 161
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post

Don't complain about budget. I know most of you have hundreds of dollars worth of GPUs and watercooling and such.
But having money for the WC and the GPUs doesn't mean that you still have a 1000$ to blow on monitor(s)...

If don't understand why people spend so much on GPUs and watercooling instead of peripherals or monitors etc. then maybe you should check the name of this site.

E: oh and 1920x1200 for me
 
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post #86 of 161
1920 x 1200.

1920 x 1080 if I'm on my TV.
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1920 X 1200 16:10 xD
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post #88 of 161
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But having money for the WC and the GPUs doesn't mean that you still have a 1000$ to blow on monitor(s)...

If don't understand why people spend so much on GPUs and watercooling instead of peripherals or monitors etc. then maybe you should check the name of this site.

E: oh and 1920x1200 for me
You can get decent 2560x1600 monitors for 600 dollars used if you can find a good deal.
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You can get decent 2560x1600 monitors for 600 dollars used if you can find a good deal.
and you bloody well know that there are almost no good deals in Finland... and even in the states it's far from guaranteed.

Besides if you have a 1000$ spend for GPUs WC and a monitor then I'd much rather take a 300$ monitor, 200$ WC setup and a 500$ GPU than a 600$ monitor.
 
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post #90 of 161
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and you bloody well know that there are almost no good deals in Finland... and even in the states it's far from guaranteed.
Out of the roughly 10k active members on OCN, only 6 live in finland.

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Besides if you have a 1000$ spend for GPUs WC and a monitor then I'd much rather take a 300$ monitor, 200$ WC setup and a 500$ GPU than a 600$ monitor.
Well that's interesting. But sure, go ahead.
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