Differences between 1080p and 1920x1200 monitor for gaming?
I dont know if this is in the right forum or not but I didnt know where else to put it.
My question is what is the differences between a 1920 x 1080p monitor and 1920 x 1200 monitor? Does the 1080p look better? Is one monitor better than the other for gaming? or are thy just different resolutions and 1080p is just a marketing tactic when they advertise it all over the box, because If I am not mistaken isnt a DVI cable and HDMI cable have the same picture quality, except the DVI cable doesnt transfer sound?
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1080p is 1920x1080. Therefore, 1920x1200 is a higher resolution. It is also a 16:10 aspect ratio, more standard for PCs, and therefore, supported in more games. Basically, go for 1920x1200.
Most games support 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios (the latter two are "suported" to different degrees). 16:9 is a little less common although a 16:9 resolution shouldn't be a problem. It's all about Field Of View. Some games just stretch a 4:3 FOV over a widescreen aspect ratio making it feel like you're looking through a lens. Others decrease vertical FOV to make it appear better. The best ones adjust FOV correctly and actually increase the amount of viewable area on the sides.
16:9 monitors won't have black bars on the top and bottom when viewing 1080p movies.