Card for 1980 x 1200 Resoltuion

what card works best with 1980 x 1200 resolution? i also have a couple of questions....

If a card works best at 1980 x 1200 res, does it mean it'll do worse on other resolutions lower?

If a moniter works best at 1980 x 1200 res, will anything lower mean that the moniter will have to stretch out the picture?
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  1. 1. Depends on the game.

    2. Yes, generally speaking. However, there have been benchmarks that showed while Card #1 performed better than Card #2 in a specific game @ 1920 x 1200, both cards may perform about the same at 1680 x 1050.

    3. You can play at less than native resolution on a 1920 x 1200 resolution monitor. But images will not be as sharp because of interpolation. CRT do not have this issue because they do not have a fixed number of pixels on the screen. For example, you can play games @ 1680 x 1050 resolution and while it will still look nice, images will not be as sharp as if you were to play at native resolution of 1920 x 1200.


    Click below links for some benchmarks that will help you decide.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-hd4890.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3539
  2. mind i ask, what is CRT
  3. all games seem run better on a 1280x1024, smaller moniter = more quality?
  4. i was also looking at this article for a game i like, supreme commander

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-core-216,review-31481-4.html

    so everything runs better at 1280x1024? is it because the screen does get stretched out? whats the point of getting anything higher then? :P
  5. CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube, it is the name of the technology for old fashioned TV's, computer monitors, etc.

    1280*1024 doesn't look as good as 1920*1600 is why people won't play at it. It has nothing to do with performance.

    There are many more pixels to drive in the higher resolution. While it looks far better to most of us it does take much more graphics power to produce the image.
  6. ahh i see, so i guess ill have to decide for which resolution ill have to stick with, although the 1920x1200 seems convincing, two GTX 285 SLI cards should be more than enough for most average games? would crysis run smoothly with 2 gtx 285's with 1920x1200 res?
  7. oh yes, sorry for triple posting x.x when you do change a computers resolution, such as its set to 1920 x 1200, when you start up games the screen is fit so the outline of your desktop can still be seen in the back ground correct?
  8. computernewbie said:
    ahh i see, so i guess ill have to decide for which resolution ill have to stick with, although the 1920x1200 seems convincing, two GTX 285 SLI cards should be more than enough for most average games? would crysis run smoothly with 2 gtx 285's with 1920x1200 res?


    Probably as long as you do not max out graphics settings. Below benchmark uses max out graphic options.



    Note that you are unlikely to hit those benchmarks unless your system is similar to the one used by Xbitlabs.com, namely the Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition processor (3.2GHz). See testbed and testing methods:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/gtx285sli-hd4890cf_8.html#sect0
  9. i see...clears up alot for me, since ive never really studied up on these things and have absolutely no experience :P
  10. so the smaller the resolution the "better" the fraps as it seems
  11. Any high end GPU can do 1900ish

    GTX260, GTX275, GTX285
    HD4850, HD4870, HD4890

    With the "smallest one" youll not be able to play on MAXX AA and everything ... but youll be able to prety max everything. ( depand on your CPU+MOBO+RAM+PSU )

    GTX285, HD4870 can both do a VERY nice job at this rez.

    Something good can be CF-SLI (GTX260 or HD4870) with games that work well with it for not that much money !
  12. oh i see, well now it makes more sense -.- if i havent been using crappy computers my whole life this would make much more easier sense...
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