Question regarding monitor resolution and frame rates

I am considering to buy this monitor in the future.

Hanns·G HH-221HPB Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail

However, its recommended resolution is 1920 x 1080. This would put more stress on a gfx card and give lower frame rates while gaming. So, my question is if I reduce the resolution on the monitor to 1680 x 1050, will I get the same frame rates as playing an actual 1680 x 1050 monitor? Will the gfx be distored? Am I better off buying a 1680 x 1050 monitor?
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  1. What graphics card do you have? You cannot reduce the resolution to 1680x1050 from 1920x1080, as the first is 16:10 and the latter is 16:9, if you set it to 1680x975 it should give you the same frame rates with no issue. Or you could just drop the settings a slight bit and get your frame rates back up to playable levels.
  2. I don't have a gfx card yet, I plan on buying parts for a gaming rig on black friday or cyber monday...and I am thinking of getting a XFX 4890 along with the monitor I listed above.

    Since you said I can drop the resolution of the monitor to 1680x975, will the video become distorted or blurry?
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    Nope, that resolution maintains the aspect ratio so it wont get distorted, a 4890 would be able to handle 1920x1080 quite well, you wont even need to reduce the resolution.
  4. I see. Thank you very much for your advice Hunter ^_^
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