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April 8, 2011 3:49:10 AM

i'm looking to buy a new monitor, and i've been looking around the web and found out about the two ratios 16:10 and 16:9.
i currently own a 16:10, 21 inch monitor of some brand called digix (got it for real cheap as a deal with my old computer, its quite bad, no hdcp and all)
so i've recently built myself a new gaming rig for the first time (yay) and now i want a new monitor to go with it.

so i no nothing about monitors really just that i want a tn panel as i'm short on cash and as i live in nz and i have a very small range as to what i can buy, i generally want to use my pc for gaming and have gtx 560ti.

Samsung 2443BW+ is one that i can get, its about $400 nz which is 16:10 with 1920x1200 or a Samsung PX2370 23" which is 16:9 and is 1920x1080 and is led around $420. or i can downgrade and get a 1680x1050 21" monitor which has 120hz around $400.

my question is if i get a 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 will my graphics card be able to run the games i play smoothly, and how much fps will drop with the increase in resolution( right now i use 1680x1050)

and i've heard that 16:10 is better than 16:9 for gaming but i could never find a post that says why it is, other than something about the golden ratio, so is it to do with the resolution games support? do some games not support 16:9 or 16:10?

and of the monitors which will be the best buy or if anyone has any new suggestions as to which will be the best for me.

i really hope to order by the end of the weekend so swift replies will be very much appreciated, thanks

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April 8, 2011 5:28:41 AM

Generally speaking, the lower the resolution, the better the performance. See following review for benchmark results of the GTX 560 Ti:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_5...

I would go with a 1920 x 1200 monitor. It is a matter of preference to choose between 16:10 or 16:9. Since I am used to a 16:10 monitor, that's what I would buy. I have a 16:9 monitor, the Asus VK246H 1920 x 1080 monitor that is connected to my Home Theatre PC which is also connected to my HDTV. The only reason I bought a 16:9 monitor instead of a 16:10 is because HDTVs are 16:9 and I clone desktop onto both displays.
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April 8, 2011 8:04:49 AM

kjs5932 said:
i'm looking to buy a new monitor, and i've been looking around the web and found out about the two ratios 16:10 and 16:9.
i currently own a 16:10, 21 inch monitor of some brand called digix (got it for real cheap as a deal with my old computer, its quite bad, no hdcp and all)
so i've recently built myself a new gaming rig for the first time (yay) and now i want a new monitor to go with it.

so i no nothing about monitors really just that i want a tn panel as i'm short on cash and as i live in nz and i have a very small range as to what i can buy, i generally want to use my pc for gaming and have gtx 560ti.

Samsung 2443BW+ is one that i can get, its about $400 nz which is 16:10 with 1920x1200 or a Samsung PX2370 23" which is 16:9 and is 1920x1080 and is led around $420. or i can downgrade and get a 1680x1050 21" monitor which has 120hz around $400.

my question is if i get a 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 will my graphics card be able to run the games i play smoothly, and how much fps will drop with the increase in resolution( right now i use 1680x1050)

and i've heard that 16:10 is better than 16:9 for gaming but i could never find a post that says why it is, other than something about the golden ratio, so is it to do with the resolution games support? do some games not support 16:9 or 16:10?

and of the monitors which will be the best buy or if anyone has any new suggestions as to which will be the best for me.

i really hope to order by the end of the weekend so swift replies will be very much appreciated, thanks


16:9 is better than 16:10 for gaming 2011 because you get wider field of view. With really old games 16:10 is better but those games a really rare today. so for gaimg you should get 16:9.

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April 8, 2011 2:22:10 PM

16:9 is wider because 80 rows of pixel on top and bottom are cut out. The amount you see left and right are still the same.
April 8, 2011 9:12:58 PM

jaguarskx said:
16:9 is wider because 80 rows of pixel on top and bottom are cut out. The amount you see left and right are still the same.


so in general computing, what are the pros and cons of each resolution, i just want more info on each before i buy,
and if i'm more of a rts or rpg player would i benefit from wider sides or more vertical length?
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