Differences between 1080p and 1920x1200 monitor for gaming?

Hello,

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 1920x1080 monitors are just simple wider but not as tall as the 1920x1200 monitors. i like it wider it just person opinion go to your nearest bestbuy or something and check it out yourself.
    =]
  4. Actually, they're generally not wider, just not as tall. Same horizontal number of pixels.
  5. sure? they look slightly wider.
  6. 1920x1080
    1920x1200

    Notice a similarity? Physical bezel size might be slightly wider, but the desktop space is still the same.
  7. maybe its just my imagination but the screen looks slightly wider or maybe it is the bezel but ya i run my monitor at 1920x1080 doesnt require more gpu power to run so more fps.
    =]
  8. Well, if you're talking the ratio of width:height then it's "wider" :kaola:
  9. It looks wider because it is narrower than a standard 16:10 monitor.

    Because of the lower resolution in a 16:9 monitor, First Person Shooters may experience experience anywhere from 5% - 10% increased performance compared to a 16:10 monitor.
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