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"High Density" (2048 x 1152) monitors good for gaming??

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December 9, 2009 8:05:22 PM

Im going to get a new DX11 graphics card after the new year( either a 5970 or whatever Nvidea has coming out) so i started to look at getting a 23" to 26" 1080p or 1920 x 1200 monitor when i came a cross a samsung with a resolution of 2048x1152. Since this monitor will be used just for heavy gaming(seriously nothing else) i was considering the high density over a 1920x1200 monitor but i am worried about its 5ms response time(over a 2ms).

here is a link to the high density monitor-------->
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im also worried that this monitor will not be so great as it sells for onmly $219, as other 23" 1920x1200 monitors sell for much more. In the end i want a monitor that will give me the best visual gaming experience possible.

If anyone has any imput on this monitor or other a different monitor i should be looking at i would really apreciate any help. Thanks

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December 9, 2009 11:34:35 PM

To be honest, that monitor resolution is best suited for desktop operation. The point of a 2048 width is to allow for perfect side by side 1024 resolution windows.

Also note that because of the pixel density, fonts will appear incredibly tiny. You will also need to hack the .ini files of many games to force them to run at that resolution.
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December 10, 2009 12:33:32 AM

well if thats true ill steer clear of that resolution. Thanks a bunch.

On a side note, you mentioned hacking a game's files to force a resolution. if i get a 1920 x 1200 monitor will i need to hack files or will the game support it. if not ill just go for a 1080p monitor. Thanks again
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December 10, 2009 12:36:25 AM

The 1200p resolution is far more supported in most games than the 1152p resolution.
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December 10, 2009 12:51:15 AM

well thats good to know. thanks. This helps narrow down my search for a good gaming monitor. Thanks again.
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December 10, 2009 6:46:12 PM

It's great as long as the games support it. Some older games have limited resolution options, but for newer games, the 2048x1152 looks great.

As for 1920x1200, it's my preferred resolution (outside of 2560x1600, which is only in REALLY expensive monitors). I like the additional height, and it has plenty of resolution for gaming and HD video.
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December 11, 2009 5:11:41 AM

cjl said:
It's great as long as the games support it. Some older games have limited resolution options, but for newer games, the 2048x1152 looks great.

As for 1920x1200, it's my preferred resolution (outside of 2560x1600, which is only in REALLY expensive monitors). I like the additional height, and it has plenty of resolution for gaming and HD video.


the only problem i have with 1920x1200 monitors are the 5 ms responce time. I want a high quality(right now i use samsung) monitor with 2 ms.since i play a bunch of fast paced games i prefer the 2 ms. if i found a good high quality 1920x1200 monitor with 2 ms i would be all over it
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December 11, 2009 11:28:28 PM

The difference between 5ms and 2ms is advertising. I've tested the actual response time on my "5ms" and my "2ms" monitor, and the "5ms" is faster. This won't always be the case of course, but the response time is so heavily dependent on the method of measurement that you can't really go off the advertised values.

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December 13, 2009 11:36:44 PM

ya, ive been readin up on that and that seems to be the way it is. i still ahve no idea what what i should be looking for. ive been looking at an asus 25.5 in 1920x1200 and a few samsung modles with similar resolutions. sadly im not a LCD gugu......
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December 30, 2010 10:38:39 AM

I've had this monitor for over a year now and it's just beautiful, and I haven't had problems with any games running on it, really -- just the opposite. Games generally look VERY smooth and delicious with this type of high density resolution. 2048x1152 is noticeably better than 1920x1200 in a 23" monitor. I should also mention that the fonts don't appear to be tiny.

Besides gaming, this monitor excels with applications such as Lightwave 3D.
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