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Differences between 1080p and 1920x1200 monitor for gaming?

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February 4, 2009 11:38:10 PM

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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February 5, 2009 12:39:42 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2009 12:54:45 AM

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.
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February 5, 2009 10:04:24 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2009 9:19:13 PM

Actually, they're generally not wider, just not as tall. Same horizontal number of pixels.
a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2009 9:31:23 PM

sure? they look slightly wider.
a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2009 9:32:34 PM

1920x1080
1920x1200

Notice a similarity? Physical bezel size might be slightly wider, but the desktop space is still the same.
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February 5, 2009 9:35:48 PM

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.
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February 5, 2009 9:39:53 PM

Well, if you're talking the ratio of width:height then it's "wider" :kaola: 
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February 6, 2009 12:37:33 AM

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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