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Gaming on a monitor with a resolution higher than 1280x1024

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March 7, 2007 4:16:29 PM

I've been doing all my gaming on a 1280x1024 19" low response LCD monitor. I have no complaints, but I was planning to upgrade or add another monitor soon and I have a few questions.

I have a second monitor I use primarily for work related jobs, a 20.1" 1600x1200 LCD. Gaming on that monitor doesn't work very well. Most games don't seem to support 1600x1200, so with 1:1 scaling, most of the screen real estate isn't being used. A lot of games seem to max out at 1280x1024.

If I get a 24" widescreen with a 1920x1200 resolution, will I have the same problem?

Is 1:1 scaling essential for gaming? Can the monitor enlarge the image while maintaining the proper aspect ratio?

Do a lot of games support widescreen aspect ratios natively now?
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March 7, 2007 5:19:04 PM

>If I get a 24" widescreen with a 1920x1200 resolution, will I have the same problem?
Yes

>Is 1:1 scaling essential for gaming? Can the monitor enlarge the image while maintaining the proper aspect ratio?
No, scaling actually isn't that bad for some games

>Do a lot of games support widescreen aspect ratios natively now?
Maybe... not sure; it's likely that quite a few of the new games are able to used widescreen. You can find out more info on the net. There's a site with info about games and widescreen somewhere.
March 7, 2007 10:57:00 PM

most games that come out after now will most liely be GAMES FOR WINDOWS
one of the req's is that they need to support widescreen formats
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