I have a Sparkle SA6200256D2HPP AGP Card I am using with a Samsung 2220WM Monitor. The computer is an AMD 1.6GHz Processor with a Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M (Rev 1.x) Motherboard. In the past I was able to get much better imaging at 1920 x 1200 dpi resolution even though the monitor resolution is 1680 x 1050 dpi resolution. At that time I had an Intel based computer and I used an Intel Developer Graphics application. Now I get a pan & scan display 1t 1920 x 1200dpi and I'm not sure and haven't successfully found a driver or application that really changes this.
Does anyone have an idea other than a new monitor or a better computer? Perhaps a better graphics card? I've already put in a 680 Watt Power Supply.
You can't go higher than the monitor's 1680x1050 resolution without panning. Anything higher than that is simulated and not actual resolution. New drivers typically don't go higher than available resolutions, although I do have this cheap "1080" TV at home that actually maxes out at 720 and allows me to go to 1080 anyways--but it's not clear because the pixels aren't actually all there to display 1080 resolution.
You'd do best getting a true 1920x1200 monitor. Tiger Direct has a 28" 1920x1200 for $249.
Actuallys I said I was getting better images, such as on my Excel background colors, when I last was running this monitor at 1920 x 1200. an AB switching back and forth verified this to my eyes. Currently I can drive 1080P HD with stretching distortion with better color backgrounds. Since I have successfully done this for a couple of years, I know that the images are better than the native resolution and that good on pictures and terrible on fonts.
Eventually I would like to get a large 1.5K monitor [2560 x 1600] resolution monitor, I just recently took notice of them. So yes, when I can afford it I will. I have good close up vision had being aple to see the dots on my screen as I use it is annoying. A 0.4mm dot pitch is what I need, also.
Meanwhile, I am still looking for a video card and or drivers that will make this work at 1920 x 1200 dpi or HDTV extended to 1920 x 1200. Thanks for your thoughts and information just the same.
Let me requalify a few of points I did not perhaps make well enough.
1. I have in the past with Developer Intel Graphics Drivers on an Intel processor based computer succeeded in my quest.
2. The computer that I have to replace it is an AMD processor and motherboard.
3. I added a Sparkle Video card [Noted above in my opening thread] that can provide 1920 x 1200 resolutions.
4. I was able to work around over scanning on the previous system, but I have not found any developer drivers for the Sparkle card.
5. No matter rather it is technically correct or not, the monitor looks and views superbly when driven with 1920 x 1200 dpi and looks lousy at 1680 x 1050 dpi.
6. In my previous 2nd response I misquoted the dot pitch with respect to my desire to buy a better monitor in the future: I can see the dots easily down to a 0.25mm dot pitch and I would prefer a dot pitch of less than 0.24mm.