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Heyo,

So I think that I'm getting a 28" LCD for my birthday. It's recommended resolution is 1900x1200 (I think). I believe that my X1650pro can handle only up to 1200x1024.

Question: what res would be best for a 28"? And will my eyes explode if I'm forced to run at 1200x1024 until I get a new card?

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Are you sure about the maximum resolution of the X1650pro? Single Linked DVI should be able to support your resolution fine. Cards that could support only 1280x1024 are like 5+ years old.
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the best res is always native, so 1900 1200. spend $50 on an old 5 or 6 series from nvidia, they all support that res.

here's a nvidia 8400 for $50
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If you have to run at a non-native resolution so your framerates stay playable, I would recommend 1440x900. The 1280x1024 is not widescreen, so it'll screw up the appearance. I run my 28" at 1440x900 when I'm too lazy to change the settings... (my other monitor is 1440x900 native).
    
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http://www.productshub.com/VisionTek...P-8x/features/

Graphics Resolution: 640 x 480 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 800 x 600 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 1024 x 768 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 1152 x 864 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 1280 x 1024 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 1920 x 1440 Analog/Digital Maximum
Graphics Resolution: 2048 x 1536 Analog/Digital Maximum
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Thanks ducky. I guess my max res is limited by my monitor.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
will my eyes explode if I'm forced to run at 1200x1024
yes, they really will. in actuality if you're planning on using a 28" monitor for work (word processing, spreadsheets, etc), even 1920x1200 will strain your eyes. 1920x1200 is the perfect resolution for a 24" monitor so going up to a 28 and keeping the same resolution is less than ideal
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