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AMD Radeon HD 6850 with AOC i2352vh?

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April 2, 2012 6:35:00 PM

Before today I had no clue whatsoever when it came to PC monitors and I'm still no expert but I've nearly decided to purchase the 23 inch 16:9 AOC i2352vh with LED backlight and IPS technology.

It's a little bigger than what I started out looking for but it's got brilliant reviews on both PC Pro and Techradar and apparently it's shockingly good value.

My computer isn't ready for pick up yet but it's going to have an AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB graphics card. On the AMD website, concerning the various display interfaces it supports, it says:

DisplayPort 1.2
Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
Multi-Stream Transport
21.6 Gbps bandwidth
High bit-rate audio
HDMI® (With 3D, Deep Color and x.v.Color™)
Max resolution: 1920x1200
Dual-link DVI with HDCP
Max resolution: 2560x1600
VGA
Max resolution: 2048x1536

I remember reading somewhere that your monitor can only support the resolution of your graphics card, or something like that. I've no idea what that means.
The AOC i2352vh has a native resolution of 1920x1080. I want to connect it to my computer via HDMI for the best picture quality. But it says on the AMD website that HDMI max resolution is 1920x1200. What does this all mean? Will my monitor work with my computer or not at all or not as optimally as it could?

Many thanks in advance.
April 2, 2012 8:46:34 PM

I've just worked out that, 1920x1200 expressed as a ratio 1920:1200 is equivalent to 16:10 which is a popular screen size. 1920x1080 expressed as a ratio 1920:1080 is equivalent to 16:9.

Does this mean the AMD Radeon HD 6850 is optimized for 16:10 screen sizes? Should I get a 16:10 monitor instead then? What resolution will be displayed if I get a 1920x1080 16:9 monitor like the AOC above?
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April 3, 2012 8:03:41 PM

Any help greatly appreciated!!!
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April 3, 2012 8:35:00 PM

Well BadBanshee, I hope you read my post/thread.

I bought a new 23" IPS LG monitor and it's great. However, I can't get my HD6850 to work just yet. If I do, I'll let you know.

b.t.w. Although I can't run games just now, the original set-up of 1080p monitor and HD6850 was superb. Regardless of 16:9 or 16:10, the actual desktop looked awesome. There was no funny business, windows just set it by default to the exact correct ratio.
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April 3, 2012 9:32:03 PM

Hi davidjuk just replied to your thread. I think I understand now the graphics card can support 1920x1080. I was worried beforehand that it would somehow stretch 1920x1200 onto a 1920x1080 screen and that it would look weird. Is your monitor a 16:9 then?

I've heard that IPS screens have a slower response time and that's why they are better suited for graphics designers rather than games and videos with fast moving images. But I've noticed that you actually play games on your monitor. Thing is response time is dependent on so many factors that it's not worth deliberating over. Reviews look good for the monitor I want and it's pretty cheap so might aswell make the splash.
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April 3, 2012 10:17:21 PM

BadBanshee said:
Hi davidjuk just replied to your thread. I think I understand now the graphics card can support 1920x1080. I was worried beforehand that it would somehow stretch 1920x1200 onto a 1920x1080 screen and that it would look weird. Is your monitor a 16:9 then?

I've heard that IPS screens have a slower response time and that's why they are better suited for graphics designers rather than games and videos with fast moving images. But I've noticed that you actually play games on your monitor. Thing is response time is dependent on so many factors that it's not worth deliberating over. Reviews look good for the monitor I want and it's pretty cheap so might aswell make the splash.


OK. Yes, although the HD6850 is out of the PC, it worked fine for the desktop straight out-the-box.

IPS are not rated for gaming, but the one I got is 5ms and seems good. However, I'm not into new games at all and since the radeon card doesn't want to play ball, I can't advise you. Maybe if I can get the card sorted and load up a new-ish game then I can be of some help.
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