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playrh8r
08-01-05, 05:33 PM
With all the advacements in displays and graphics cards, who here still plays at 1024x768, and why?

I'm running a athlon 64 3700+ and a 6800 GT, and I still play at 1024x768. For some reason my aim is better with fps games, and it feels like I can turn around faster. I find myself turning up the details levels, and cranking the AA/AF, but leaving the resolution at 1024. I'm gaming on a 19" Dell p991 Trinitron CRT.

For non fps games like World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3, and other games, I actually prefer running 1280x960. With FPS games i cant find myself changing anytime soon.

thoughts?

jeff

crainger
08-01-05, 05:38 PM
With all the advacements in displays and graphics cards, who here still plays at 1024x768, and why?

I'm running a athlon 64 3700+ and a 6800 GT, and I still play at 1024x768. For some reason my aim is better with fps games, and it feels like I can turn around faster. I find myself turning up the details levels, and cranking the AA/AF, but leaving the resolution at 1024. I'm gaming on a 19" Dell p991 Trinitron CRT.

For non fps games like World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3, and other games, I actually prefer running 1280x960. With FPS games i cant find myself changing anytime soon.

thoughts?

jeff


I prob would, but my LCD's home res is 1280x1024. Which is the main reason I got a 6800GT. Otherwise I'd still be with my 9800XT at 1024x768.

DoomUK
08-01-05, 06:05 PM
I prob would, but my LCD's home res is 1280x1024.

Ditto.

Although certain older games refuse to run @ a higher res than 1024*768 by default (haven't bothered with any tweaks, but never noticed any considerable loss of image quality- other than the loss of pixels that is).

Edge
08-01-05, 06:45 PM
I usually play at 1024x768, since right now that's the highest my monitor can run at a decent refresh rate (85hz). 1152x864 at 75 is good enough for most games (especially strategy or adventure games), but a few FPS games and such I prefer to play at the higher refresh rate of 1024x768 and get the extra framerate to boot. If I had the option, I'm not sure if I would bump the res up to 1600x1200 and give up AA or just keep it at what I currently play at, since even at high res jaggies are pretty visible. Although, you'd be able to make out a lot more details at the higher resolutions too, so that may be a better option in FPS games with large environments where your enemy will only take up a small part of the screen.

ricercar
08-01-05, 06:46 PM
Dual 1024768 LCDs have served on each of my two main machines for three years, and I've never seen a reason to upgrade playing Doom3, UT200x, and Far Cry. I'm well-content using my SLI 6800U to drive 1024768 at higher quality with more FPS, instead of buying higher resolution LCDs.

NightFire
08-01-05, 06:49 PM
I play at 1024x768 for the same reason Edge does. My monitor doesn't have good refresh rates for anything above 1024x768, and I do find that my system stutters at anything above that resolution when playing newer games.

anzak
08-01-05, 06:56 PM
I sometimes use 1024x768 w/ higher level AA just to take advantage of the 100hz refresh rate at that res. :D

ChrisRay
08-01-05, 07:11 PM
I just use whatever I can get away with. I have no problem turning down the resolution if I think it'll buy me better framerates and a more consistent gaming experience. If I get a better experience @ 1600x1200 then I'll use that.

Acid Rain
08-01-05, 07:12 PM
On my favorite rig, I use an LCD with 1280x1024 as native, and it's definitely the sweet spot for a 6800GT, though I used to run 1024x768 in Far Cry with 4xAA on the CRT, which still looks remarkably good. Too bad this LCD kicks the pants off of it, because sometimes being forced to use 1280x1024 is a drawback.

5150 Joker
08-01-05, 07:26 PM
I'm so used to 1680x1050 now that I'd never go lower resolution again. Once you've experienced a widescreen display nothing else compares. For a CRT I'd say 1280x1024 is the sweet spot.

jAkUp
08-01-05, 07:33 PM
I cannot stand anything below 1280x1024

GamerGuyX
08-01-05, 07:40 PM
I cannot stand anything below 1280x1024

I agree.

zoomy942
08-01-05, 07:41 PM
i play at 1280x1024 cause of my lcd. call me nuts, but if a game doesnt support that res, i wont play it. :) its the sweet spot for 6600gt sli and 6800gt

OWA
08-01-05, 07:45 PM
Right now, I mostly use 1600x1200 and I try to never go lower than 1280x1024.

brady
08-01-05, 07:47 PM
i mostly play at 12x10 cuz thats what my 27" lcdtv nativly supports. its awesome.

Acid Rain
08-02-05, 05:27 AM
I cannot stand anything below 1280x1024With twin GTXs, if you didn't say that, I'd have to pop ya one! :D I'd also hope that at 1280x1024, you're using some serious AA. I can't even play without AA anymore, and to be using 8xS at that res..:drooling:

BrianG
08-02-05, 06:30 AM
I'm so used to 1680x1050 now that I'd never go lower resolution again. Once you've experienced a widescreen display nothing else compares. For a CRT I'd say 1280x1024 is the sweet spot.
Absolutely agree!!!

gram_vaz
08-02-05, 06:36 AM
i wouldn't mind gaming at 1024x768 or even 800x600 if my lcd monitor native res wasn't 1280x1024.

|MaguS|
08-02-05, 06:51 AM
If I still played competitive CS I would be playing at 1024x768 but since I don't my norm res is 1280x1024.

Vapor Trail
08-02-05, 06:55 AM
I'm using a LCD at 1280x1024. As I'm get older my eyesight is getting worse so anything higher is just a waste for me. Even if I had better eyesight I would probably stay at the same res anyway. LCD's with higher native resolutions are just too expensive not to mention how much the new GPU's are going for.

Blacklash
08-02-05, 08:14 AM
Nothing lower than 1280x for me. I dropped 1024x a few years ago.

On older games I can sport 6xAA|16xAF 1280x. Like say SWG. For the latest stuff I may do only 4xAA|8-16xAF depending on what I can get away with.

That will be changing soon. Looking hard at those new Evga 7800GTXs.

Burnt_Ram
08-02-05, 08:49 AM
i run most my game's @ 1280x1024. CODuo, UT 2004, CSS, MOHpa. only game i don't run at 1280 is FarCry ! :(

Ninjaman09
08-02-05, 09:13 AM
i wouldn't mind gaming at 1024x768 or even 800x600 if my lcd monitor native res wasn't 1280x1024.
Same, those resolutions still look good to me. But yeah, 1280x1024 is where it's at for me due to LCD native res.

Zurble
08-02-05, 09:23 AM
1600 1200 is my minimum now, and i am looking for a monitor in the 1920 and 2048 res
the only game i play below 1600 is quake3 where i play minimum 100 Hz

DBThump
08-02-05, 10:16 AM
Right now, I mostly use 1600x1200 and I try to never go lower than 1280x1024.

Suddenly I feel insecure about the "size" of my resolution. :confused:

I use 1024x768, mostly because my old card (5900XT) ran well with this. I just got my 6600GT :D and have yet to go up.