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is 1600x1200 better than 1920x1080?

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June 17, 2013 2:24:20 PM

Hey, i am a first time pc builder and i am purchasing a EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC and im looking at the benchmarks and there is 1600x1200, 1920x1200, and 2560x1600 and i was planning to play on 1920x1080 and i was wondering if those displays were better than 1920x1080 or if they were worse?

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June 17, 2013 2:29:40 PM

1600x1200, 1920x1200, and 2560x1600 = all resolutions. Small Medium Large. Multiply the first number by the second number, that equals the amount of pixels.

More pixels = better.
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June 17, 2013 2:35:05 PM

festerovic said:
1600x1200, 1920x1200, and 2560x1600 = all resolutions. Small Medium Large. Multiply the first number by the second number, that equals the amount of pixels.

More pixels = better.

ok thanks dude xD

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June 17, 2013 2:37:24 PM

Personally, I like the width of 3 1600x1200 screens side by side, and not having a break in the center compared to 2 16x9 or 16x10 screens. However, you're going to pay a lot more to obtain a 1600x1200 screen these days. a 20" 1600x1200 works perfect in portrait mode at 1200x1600 for a side monitor next to a 30" 2560x1600 display as well.

If you just play games or watch movies, 1920x1080 will be fine for the majority of them. For me, x1080 is not sufficient for all the UI elements I wanted in MMO play. For getting any productive tasks done using the computer, more resolution will always help.
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June 17, 2013 2:45:32 PM

1600X1200 is an old 4:3 display standard. New displays are mostly 16:9 or 16:10, though we have some exotic displays coming out now that are much wider.

Basically, the more pixels, the better. 1920X1080 is the standard and 16:9 ratio. I happen to prefer the 16:10 display, 1920X1200, I like that extra height, better for reading text.

For the best gaming, the large 27 and 30 inch displays are really nice, 2560X1440 (16:9 27 inch) and 2560X1600 (16:10 30 inch). Some like to go even further with a triple display setup (note, don't go with two displays for gaming for you end up with a black bar right in the middle of your view).

The problem with the bigger/multiple displays is cost. Not only to the displays cost more, but you need at least twice the graphics processing power and RAM to run them. I recently bought a nice 30 inch display, 2650X1600, and am using a GTX Titan to drive it.
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