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How much am I missing gaming at 1680 x 1050 instead of 1920 x 1080?

I love the performance I am getting now with my 22" 1680 x 1050 max monitor. But, I do keep on wondering if I am missing out by not having the larger area. I mostly play FPS'ers at the 1680 x 1050 resolution with everything maxed out.

Your thoughts?
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  1. I'd say you aren't missing much. I find that I don't really notice the resolution unless I'm looking at both of the monitors at the same time. I had a 1600x900 and now I have 1920x1080.
  2. chiptouz said:
    I love the performance I am getting now with my 22" 1680 x 1050 max monitor. But, I do keep on wondering if I am missing out by not having the larger area. I mostly play FPS'ers at the 1680 x 1050 resolution with everything maxed out.

    Your thoughts?


    what exactly do you mean by that?
  3. 374400 pixels.
    So yes, you are missing out.

    Renz - as you get more pixels, you get a bigger picture, no?
  4. I've been gaming at 1440x900 for years now, it doesn't bother me.
    Just make sure everything is in proportion. Ya know, things that are circles aren't ovals. Squares don't become rectangles. Objects aren't stretched beyond recognition. That sort of thing.
    But if your graphics card can handle it without causing nuclear fission, then by all means go with the larger resolution.
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    Bigger monitor/pixels well change the way it looks... 27' at 1440x900 doesn't looks good as 17" 1440x900... Between the resolution of 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, you ain't missing anything, but compare to 1920x1200 you see differences so your missing it...
  6. renz496 said:
    what exactly do you mean by that?


    Renz,

    What I mean is am I missing out on the additional viewable area. For example when you go from 1680 x 1050 to the larger area you can see more in your field of view in most games. I noticed a huge improvement in viewable area going from 1280 x 1024 to 1680 x 1050 about 3 years ago. I could never really go back now to a lower resolution. So, since I dont know what I am missing using a smaller resolution I am asking those that have made the change if I am missing anything.

    Chip
  7. I suspect it will depend on the game, and its mechanics. If there are many display elements, then the larger display will let you arrange them in a manner that still allows a good field of view.
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