What is the benefit of playing games at 1920x1080?

By cool.dx.rip ยท 53 replies
Mar 19, 2013
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  1. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,041   +678

    PC games not designed for 1600p? Um, the resolution used during development is AT LEAST 1600p, if not higher. I have no idea where you would even get that from tbo.

    Console games are developed on the PC, and current gen consoles are LUCKY to have a game that supports 1080p, so I'm confused how television and console resolutions are even comparable.
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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Don't know where you are getting that from. No game from the last 5+ years should have an issue with 1440p or 1600p. I'm running 1440p with zero issues with "graphics engine". Framerate in some is poor on my rig but running a 1440p monitor at 1080p isn't like running a 1080p display at 768p. Pixel density makes scaling less obvious.

    One thing is certain. You can't run a 1080p display at 1440p/1600p. But you can the other way around so and there aren't too many games around that a sub $400 vid card can't run at native res.
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  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Add a decent texture pack to your games and you'll see it isn't about bragging about pixel counts.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    There is a definative improvement in visuals in 2560x1600 but its not worth the extra 200-300 dollars. A radeon 7950 card will result in a better visual improvement than a 27" 2560x1600 monitor in games.
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  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    And to think that 640 X 480 was sufficient. I don't remember any complaints about it.
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  6. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    It is! It's still beautiful! I have a 800*480 screen on my phone, and while I was searching for a phone I wanted the best, then I remembered my Ipod touch has a pretty decent screen and that's only 320p, so f**k it, why not!
  7. cool.dx.rip

    cool.dx.rip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Thanks guys u r still commenting in my thread:cool:
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I am surprised that no one has said good Ole immersion. It takes up more of your FOV and your brain fills in the rest. The same reason the Omni theater works.
    And its not half bad for a working environment.

    5760 x 1080
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  9. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Yeah, gaming at higher resolutions can lead to a beautiful experience in that world. Higher resolutions add things to games you didn't see before plus they can help you in shooters like Battlefield. I game at 5760x1080 and sniping/ranged fighting has never been better because I can get views of tiny details over far distances.
  10. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    I grabbed an inexpensive 1920x1080 Acer monitor for $100 and have loved it. It's great for gaming, but also been a great resolution for web browsing, software development etc. When watching a youtube video in HD, you can switch to full screen and have the video fit your screen perfectly and enjoy it much more as well. I would definitely go for it if I were you. It's certainly affordable.
  11. cool.dx.rip

    cool.dx.rip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    I wonder my this thread has been visited 9000+.
    Neither its a sticky post or so much important.
    Thanks guys this is all ur loves
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    The title is a pretty common Google search, I'd say. :p
  13. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,041   +678

    Assuming that's true (it's not), the same could be said and was said about 1080p.
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  14. jetkami

    jetkami TS Booster Posts: 100

    I have 2 gtx 670 in sli and I have two 24 inch monitors with a 27 in the middle. I run my games a 5760 x 1080!
  15. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Mmm no I don't agree. There are diminishing returns. I do love 1440p but going to 1080p from lower res for gaming was a much more visually significant step imo.
  16. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Coming from the era of 4:3 CRT monitors 1080 stinks!

    Your vertical (1080 pixel) is so darn tiny that you can't really get a good view of anything. At least get a 16:10 monitor that does 1920x1200. The extra vertical real estate will help out a lot for games and work related things.

    Also the whole 60hz thing, that has nothing to do with the resolution its simply because LCD/LED Panels only support 60hz (unless you buy a fancy 120hz model). Older CRT's supported various refresh rates all the way to 100hz and more.
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  17. BLARG!

    BLARG! TS Rookie

    Don't be fooled by the resolution wars, it's about having a display that can match the output pixels per square inch. People do the higher resolution for usually better image quality but the PPI is what does. You match that with 1080p and things look stunning. Companies can fake high PPI with higher resolutions, but it still makes the image look grainy in ways. 720p can still look better than 1080p, if the 720p monitor has better PPI. Pair that with SMAA and you've got the most stunning non-laggy gaming.
  18. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    PPI must also take into account the distance you are viewing the screen as well. 400PPI at 10m is far less perceptible to 400PPI at bent arms length.
  19. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 128   +19

    Better graphics and details in game.
  20. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    No, its much better for gaming and provides a far superior gaming experience in every way. Especially games like WoW, Reckoning, StarCraft, etc.
    It's also cool to run old games at super high resolutions to see how good they can look.
  21. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Ho does it provide a superior experience, and especially in those games?

    By the way, 2560x1600 isn't the best in class for FPS as those panels are usually IPS 60Hz max with higher response times than TN 1920x1080 '3D' panels.
  22. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    My H-IPS is 7MS with a great response time and runs FPS games smoothly locked at 60hz/60fps. It's not the best out there by any means nowadays but I am very happy with it.
  23. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I have Dell U3011 and yeah it's nice. But I'm still genuinely interested in why it's superior for WoW, Reckoning, StarCraft etc?
  24. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Much more viewable space/resolution compared to 1080p, MUCH more. If you don't understand why then you need to do some research.
  25. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I played games like LoL, Dota2, AoE2, etc. They don't actually give you any more viewable area - it's exactly the same. As it should be, otherwise everyone would be using multi-monitor setups to gain an unfair advantage in these games (seeing more of the map at once).

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