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1600x900 possible over D-SUB ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 24, 2009 3:06:42 PM

I plan on buying a new lcd display to upgrade my current CRT so I finaly need to choose between 2 resolutions: 1360x768 and 1600x900. Now I'd want to be using this monitor for gaming, too so it's recommened that I play on the recommended resolution. Now the 1360x768 in a pretty supported resolution, while 1600x900 i newer. I have a radeon 5850. Now the question:

Most monitors with 1600x900 res have D-SUB (analog) interface and I heard you can't run resolutions that are indivisible by 8 (900/8=11,25). Is that true ?
Also you could tell your opinion on the 1360x768 resolution, how do things look in games on a 18,5 monitor ?

PS Sorry if I made some language mistakes, english is not my primary language

More about : 1600x900

a c 1406 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
December 24, 2009 3:19:07 PM

With a HD5850 I recommend at least a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 to utilize the power of the card. A lot lesser card would drive the lower resolutions you are thinking about.
December 24, 2009 4:33:41 PM

It is just the video card I have was given to me as a present, and really my current system is quite a bottleneck for such a card. I plan o upgrading but not very soon. And again I am also thinking about long term, I'd like this pc to be good for 3 more years or so..

But anyway, what I was more interested in was the resolution question. I can't seem to find a definitive answer on the internet. And it would seem quite stupid for the firms to sell monitors with recommended resolutions that someone can never achieve with the given connector.
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December 25, 2009 7:38:19 PM

So can anybody give me a defenitive answer ?
a c 1406 U Graphics card
a c 103 C Monitor
December 25, 2009 7:56:42 PM

My best guess is that it is supported by your card. I know that 1440 x 900 is.
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2009 8:04:55 PM

I've run a 20" LCD at 1600x900 using analog and it worked well. I was using a 4890.
December 25, 2009 8:05:04 PM

Are you using DVI-D or analog vga connector ?
December 25, 2009 8:17:07 PM

Thanks, i needed to know this for sure from someone.
Now with my current monitor this resolution isn't available, but I guess after intalling the monitor drivers it should appear.
a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2009 2:51:20 AM

Install the video card and monitor drivers. If you're having trouble, you can check the video card support. But any video card made in the last 3 years should support that resolution.

I was using analog VGA, but I've never heard of DVI and VGA supporting different resolutions.