23" Monitor and resolution

By JamesPromIII ยท 15 replies
Aug 25, 2009
  1. I'm just wondering what resolution I'll be able to run games at on a 23" monitor. I have a 9600gt, with a Core 2 Duo E7300 and 2 gigs of RAM.
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    You still will have to provide your monitor brand name and model name to allows us to provide you the answer.
  3. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Posts: 207

    not too high,

    and probably medium settings for current games.
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Depends a lot more on games considering monitors are so generic now o.o.
  5. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Generally speaking, I'm talking about viewing anything on the monitor itself, meant to be anything from games to programs, like movies or reading online. Something like that.
  6. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    many 23" nowadays comes with 1920x1080 or 1920x1200. im afraid 9600GT might not be able to catchup in demanding games... what resolution are you on now?
  7. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    +1 nismo91
  8. JamesPromIII

    JamesPromIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 130

  9. JamesPromIII

    JamesPromIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 130

    bump ^^^^^
  10. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Well that card performs similarly to a 9800GTX, but what is the resolution you intend to use? You could play CoD WaW fine at high resolutions, but if you try Crysis or another intensive game....
  11. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    a radeon 4850 or 4870/90 (compare with geforce gtx260) would be ideal for a widescreen monitor that exceeds 21 inches, 4870 or 4890 for high-end gaming. the 9600GT would run that resolution fine, but you're not gonna get great performance in games, as previously stated. if you have at least 512MB of onboard vRAM you might be able to get away with it in some titles, otherwise you'll be looking for a GPU upgrade.
  12. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    well, lets assume if you upgrade to 23" monitor, you will be upgrading to 1920x1200 resolution, from 1024x768. in my opinion, this is hefty upgrade in resolution. in COD5, 9600GT may still do fine, but when it comes to games like Crysis or GTA IV, it will struggle.

    so my suggestion is, if you would like to upgrade both graphic card and monitor, get the LCD monitor first. so that measuring with your 9600GT, you can make a good choice on what to replace your 9600GT with...

    hope this helps.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Just for accuracy's sake this is not exactly true. Many of the newest monitors are 1920 X 1080 resolution, (full hi-def spec), with 16;9 aspect ratio, instead of 16:10. Actually, Newegg does not show a 23" or 23.6" monitor with 1920 X 1200 resolution

    This almost goes without saying, save for the fact I'm uncertain as to how you measure a better card's performance, with a lesser one.
  14. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    oops, i thought many would be 1200 instead of 1080.

    and as for the thing, what i meant is if he bought the gts250 and then get the full hd monitor, maybe he'd like to get a stronger card, if he play heavy games. if he bought the LCD first, he can plan his future graphic card based from the current one.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    1920 X 1200 happens at 24". Even at 24" many monitors are now 1080 in height. The 23" monitors are all new issues, and the manufacturers are pandering to the hi-def TV spec. Since most 22' screens are 1680 X 1050, that could have been a reasonable guess also.

    There is also a "High Density" resolution spec 2048 X 1152 these are quite recent; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...190020 1309821326 1106246724&name=2048 x 1152
    If you do the math, these are also 16:9 and not 16:10 like the good old days

    I think I know what you're trying to say about the graphics card, It makes some sense, but I doubt you can really judge what card you need, by which card you have. A better approach might be to read a goodly number of reviews, benchmark articles, the experiences of people here at Techspot with any given card, and balance all that with what your performance expectations are of a new video card.
  16. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    haha so now the 16:9 is taking over the old 16:10 huh? i personally prefer 16:10 because some games looks too wide in 16:9.

    anyway thanks for your information, really helpful. :)
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