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Is it the monitors that allow these resolutions or is it the graphics card/settings that determine the resolution.
    
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The monitor has a max resolution that it supports, some of which being 2560x1600, so that determines it.
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah View Post
The monitor has a max resolution that it supports, some of which being 2560x1600, so that determines it.
Also depends on the video port. DVI Single Link for instance will only support 1920x1200 @60hz.
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The monitor
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Also depends on the video port. DVI Single Link for instance will only support 1920x1200 @60hz.
Yupp, it all starts with the monitor but there are more limitations down the line.
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Ahh what are the advantages this resolution. I thought the human eye can't see better then 1920 x 1200
    
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Ahh what are the advantages this resolution. I thought the human eye can't see better then 1920 x 1200
Who told you that?

The higher the pixel density on the screen, the crisper the image will look. Pixel density is a ratio derived from the pixel count and the screen area.

If there is a practical limit to this phenomenon based on human physiology, I'm sure it doesn't come into play until a much higher pixel density than what you find on a 30" monitor at 2560x1600.

So the advantage is ... the image quality on 30" monitors at 2560x1600 resolution looks totally badass. It's really huge, and really crisp at the same time.

Also all 30" monitors I've ever seen use higher-quality panels (i.e. they're not your typical consumer-grade TN panels), which is part of why they cost so much ... and look so good.
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post #8 of 11
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Ahh what are the advantages this resolution. I thought the human eye can't see better then 1920 x 1200
I can tell you that Real life, the resolution is in the millions
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I can tell you that Real life, the resolution is in the millions
I think he may have been thinking of the limit of angular resolution of the human eye, as after a certain distance from a monitor it becomes hard to tell the diff between 1080p and 720p for example.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
I think he may have been thinking of the limit of angular resolution of the human eye, as after a certain distance from a monitor it becomes hard to tell the diff between 1080p and 720p for example.
Yes, it is all about the eyes seeing a certain size monitor with a certain resolution at a certain distance.

So, for an example, given the resolution of 1080p, there is a general formula relating the 'recommended' size of a HDTV based on the viewing distance.
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