Originally Posted by Anoxy
1440p is higher pixel density than 1200p. Not by a whole lot, but it should still require less AA
actually... typical monitors uses 96DPI as established by windows ages ago so "density" wise they are the same "density" whether you have a 20 inch or a 30 inch monitor. the difference is with larger screens, you have ALOT more pixels to work with. a 1440P monitor is 2560 pixels across and 1440 pixels tall which makes a total of 3,686,400 pixels where as a 1080p monitor is 1920 pixels across and 1080 pixels tall which makes a total of 2,073,600 pixels. since the game renders both with the same aspect ratio, the 1440P monitor has about 1.6 million more pixels to work with to render the same image. the result is it's a MUCH sharper image requiring little to no anti-aliasing.
however, both uses the same density of 96 pixels per inch.
this will NOT be true when 4k monitors come on the market since 4k monitor uses 140DPI instead of 96DPI so the image is naturally going to be MUCH sharper.
edit: doh hehe got the wrong resolution there
the panel in discussion is 1200P not 1080P
1200P is 1920x1200 for a total of 2,304,000 pixels which means the 1440P still has 1.38 million more pixels to work with. as opposed to the 1.6 million pixels of the 1080P. same results tho. MUCH sharper image requiring little to no anti-aliasing
1200P and 1080P shares the same width of 1920 pixels. whereas 1440P shares the same width as 1600P of 2560 pixels. this is why there is such a HUGE jump in image quality going from 1200P to 1440PEdited by psyclum - 8/2/13 at 1:53am