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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 12:14 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for a new monitor to go with my new cards...

What is better for gaming? 1920 x 1200 vs 1920 x 1080?

Why is 1920x1200 so hard to find?

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Both are good for gaming. There's obviously more viewing space on 1920x1200 but not all games might support that resolution.

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1920x1200 is harder to find because it slipped out of the mainstream market. 1080p is popular since it's somehow the new main format..


Technically, 1080p provides more field of view in games but 1200p has more clarity of image. Also, 1200p is better for desktop work.

Definitely go for 1200p if your budget can allow it... The field of view loss compared to 1080p is small but the added image clarity is quite noticiable.

In windows usage 1200p wins. No arguments there, none.


1080p isn't bad either...

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Both are good for gaming. There's obviously more viewing space on 1920x1200 but not all games might support that resolution.

1080p has more viewing space in games, but it has less image clarity

1200p has more image clarity in games but less viewing space.

In windows 1200p wins every single time
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1920x1200 is harder to find because it slipped out of the mainstream market. 1080p is popular since it's somehow the new main format..


Technically, 1080p provides more field of view in games but 1200p has more clarity of image. Also, 1200p is better for desktop work.

Definitely go for 1200p if your budget can allow it... The field of view loss compared to 1080p is small but the added image clarity is quite noticiable.

In windows usage 1200p wins. No arguments there, none.


1080p isn't bad either...




1080p has more viewing space in games, but it has less image clarity

1200p has more image clarity in games but less viewing space.

In windows 1200p wins every single time


what about videos most of them support 1080P not 1200

1200 will stretch the image and the 1080 will give you a normal image size...
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what about videos most of them support 1080P not 1200

1200 will stretch the image and the 1080 will give you a normal image size...

Letterboxing.


Only get 1080p if you're on a tight budget or if you absolutely hate black bars in videos. I don't know why anyone would hate black bars though...

1200p displays won't stretch the image when watching movies (although this might depend on the software, but 99% of the softwares out there will letterbox instead of stretching), but letterbox it. Letterboxing = putting black bars on the top and bottom of the image so that you will have a 16:9 image without any stretching
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personal preference.
i like 1920x1080 because it's 16:9.
some people can't stand it.
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How are games "clearer" with 1200p?

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1920x1200 is harder to find because it slipped out of the mainstream market. 1080p is popular since it's somehow the new main format..


Technically, 1080p provides more field of view in games but 1200p has more clarity of image. Also, 1200p is better for desktop work.

Definitely go for 1200p if your budget can allow it... The field of view loss compared to 1080p is small but the added image clarity is quite noticiable.

In windows usage 1200p wins. No arguments there, none.


1080p isn't bad either...




1080p has more viewing space in games, but it has less image clarity

1200p has more image clarity in games but less viewing space.


In windows 1200p wins every single time

this isn't true.
1920x1200 is just 1920x1080 with 120 extra pixels on top.
so you just more vertical visibility
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this isn't true.
1920x1200 is just 1920x1080 with 120 extra pixels on top.
so you just more vertical visibility

Your aspect ratio still changes. You will see a slight difference in horizontal view range with a 1920 x 1200 from a 1920 x 1080. You'd be an idiot to keep a 16:10 monitor at 16:9.

Totally borked it...

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this isn't true.
1920x1200 is just 1920x1080 with 120 extra pixels on top.
so you just more vertical visibility

But within the same space ie 24". So the pixel per inch ratio is better = better clarity or shaper image.

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