I'm building a new rig, and it's going to be for gaming. I'll be getting a 5770. I want to play games at the native resolution, and not have blurry gaming. Will the 5770 handle games like in CoD, Battlefield in 1920x1080? If not, I'll go down to 22" 1680x1050. I'm fine with either, and the 22" would be cheaper, but if the 5770 can handle it, then I'll get 1920x1080.
Video Card: ATI HD 5770
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE(OVERCLOCKED WITH A HYPER 212+)
Ram: g.skill 2x2gb CL9 RAM.
Yeah, it kinda depends on what playable framerates means to you. That 5770 might be able to do 1920 ok, hell my 8800GTX handles 1680x1050 on almost all of the new games, minus that one game. I play BFBC2 at max around 40FPS usually.
Oh... if you mean in work space, yes it does make it bigger. I was referring to gaming where the scene you see is the same as long as it is in the same aspect ratio... the aspect ratio will dictate whether you see a bit taller or a bit wider.
Well in any case, the pixels for 1920x1080 is only 17% more than 1680x1050.
@yadumadoda, what is the difference in price between 23" 1920x1080 and the 22" 1680x1050?
If you plan to watch movies in this monitor too and you plan on getting Blue Ray in the future, I think its better to go 1920x1080 route. The $50 premium will be worth it. But if not, then 1680x1050 is good enough and will offer a little better gameplay.