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View Poll Results: What resolution do you game at?
1280x1024 7 16.28%
1600x1200 6 13.95%
1920x1200 24 55.81%
Higher 3 6.98%
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Old 01-22-09, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default What resolution do you game at?

Ok here's the rub, my main rig i use an Acer 24" monitor & run all my games @ 1920x1200, my secondary game rig which runs next to the 1st on a panasonic 19" monitor runs games @ 1280x1024.

Me & a buddy were lanning last night with FSX & i noticed a huge difference in image quality on the 19" monitor, it looked far better & sharper with better textures & more detail, the only diff with the 2 FSX settings was the resolutions, 1920x1200 on the 24" & 1280x1024 on the 19" all other settings were identical.

I'm seriously considering going back to the smaller monitor for gaming, thoughts?
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Old 01-22-09, 03:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: What resolution do you game at?

The 19" is also LCD?
maybe you see a difference as the pixel size on the 19" is smaller?
Other then that only color/contrast should differ.
It could also be that your bigger screen is a 6bit display and the older a true 8bit per pixel. (cheap big TFT's are often 6bit)
What this means is if your monitor is 6bit each pixel can display 64x64x64 colors where on the 8bit each pixel is 256x256x256 colors. It's a huge difference so on the 6bit one you may see "banding" or color dithering.

I game at 1680x1050 and would never go back to the old 19" crt, even though my monitor is a 6bit one.
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Old 01-22-09, 03:50 AM   #3
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Ah, i see, thank you for the input, yes they are both LCD, the 24 is only 6 months old but the 19 is about 3 years+.

Thanks.
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Old 01-22-09, 04:01 AM   #4
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1920x1080. There's no option for me in the pole, though

I've found this TV produces better colours with more adjustment then any monitor I've had. It also does a better job of making the picture look good when running out of navite res.

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Old 01-22-09, 04:36 AM   #5
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1920x1080 on a 40" TV.
I like it, I like it alot.
Could use a higher end GPU since I got the TV though, for newer stuff.
But WOW and L4D works fine.
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Old 01-22-09, 05:13 AM   #6
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1920x1200 on my 24" Samsung
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Old 01-22-09, 08:37 AM   #8
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Old 01-22-09, 10:48 AM   #9
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1280x1024, soon to be 1440x900, I plan on upgrading to a widescreen LCD my next pay check. I wanna keep the resolution low though, don't want my 4830 to start choking already haha ):
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1920x1200, 4AA, 16AF.
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1680x1050 w16xCSAA, 16xAF

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