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16:9 or 16:10 for gaming?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
December 1, 2008 7:34:46 PM

Does it even make a difference? the two monitors I'm looking at both have the same resolution but one is 16:9 and the other is 16:10 I use the computer mostly for web browsing and gaming.


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December 1, 2008 8:32:04 PM

uh, that's not possible. the ratios talk about the ratio between the number of vertical pixels and the number of horizontal pictures. they aren't the same resolution.
a b 4 Gaming
a c 195 C Monitor
December 1, 2008 8:35:17 PM

The difference between the two is 10% less pixels so you may get a 5% - 8% increase in gaming performance.

You do loose 120 rows of pixels on a 16:9 monitor as opposed to 16:10, so potentially you will need to scroll down more often.
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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
December 2, 2008 5:53:01 AM

Those are both 16x10.
December 2, 2008 8:12:44 AM

16x10 is used for pc monitors and 16x9 is used for cinematic displays such as tv's....wsxga=widescreen xtended graphics array +
December 2, 2008 3:38:53 PM

16x10 is better suited for computer tasks and for games. Many games are still made with 4:3 in mind and then are adopted for other ratios. Because of it usually 16:9 is visually worse. For example, in most RTS, that have controls at the bottom, those control take so much space on 16:9, that you can see only very narrow strip of the actual field.

But in any case, those two monitors are 16:10. They both good. (I have one of those)
December 6, 2008 3:36:18 AM

I ended up going with the T220 Thanks everyone for the advice.