1920 X 1080 good for gaming?

#1 Posted by Jman522 (401 posts) -

whats your opinion?

Aiming for a 24" display widescreen

#2 Posted by Lashe (1258 posts) -

For that size of screen it's pretty great. I have a nice 1080p 20" and it looks fantastic

#3 Posted by Hamst3r (4530 posts) -

Yup, sounds good.

#4 Posted by Jman522 (401 posts) -

nice nice, yea I think 24" would be just right, I was also looking at the 1920 X 1200 but I haven't got to see them both side by side to compare and if its worth the extra cost.

buying larger monitors make me feel manly lol just kidding.^^
#5 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

I play at 1920 x 1200, and it plays great!

#6 Posted by blackbeard (309 posts) -

I have a 24'' 1080p benq monitor on my desk... its the perfect size.

#7 Posted by Jman522 (401 posts) -

do you know if its a significant jump from 1920 X 1080?
#8 Posted by rateoforange (403 posts) -

Hard to run games at 1920. I run them at 1650 on my 30'' monitor, they look and run great. Most games are not designed to be run that high even if you have the horsepower--the ui starts to get tiny and the field of view is a little too large.

#9 Posted by Hamst3r (4530 posts) -
@Jman522: 1920x1080 to 1920x1200? No, not really. It's just a different aspect ratio. 16:9 vs. 16:10. I wouldn't worry about that.
#10 Posted by Jman522 (401 posts) -

okie dokie, just saved me some money woo! thanks^^

money is the root of all evil @_@.................................................................in some cultures...
#11 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Difference is well 120 more vertical lines. Worth it to me.

#12 Posted by SaucySala (346 posts) -

I just downgraded back to my 20 inch 1440x900 monitor. I have a pretty good rig (Geforce 8800, 3 Gigs RAM, AMD Dual 5600+)

I was having trouble running games that looked good with that high of a resolution. If I downgraded the bigger monitor to a smaller resolution it didn't look as good as the smaller monitor running in that resolution.

That's just my two cents... but if you can run all the games smoothly in that high of a resolution, go for it man!

#13 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

1080p native resolution might not be such a great idea.  Even if you get some kind of SLi or crossfire setup, you'll be constantly upgrading your PC to run at native res with nice settings.

#14 Posted by rokkis (74 posts) -

I've got a 1920x1200 24" monitor, and I would like to say that even though I don't run games at that resolution (depends on the game, some I can), having that extra space is great when you're just browsing the web, watching movies or <insert other activity>.

#15 Posted by boatorious (67 posts) -

It's surprising going to a widescreen monitor that many indie games don't support widescreen (PvZ and Hinterland, for example), but it's still very nice for the games that do, provided you have a video card that can keep up.

#16 Posted by Maru (286 posts) -

Yes, your games will look amazing, but be prepare to spend extra on your video card.

#17 Posted by Jman522 (401 posts) -
I'm gonna be goin for the XFX HD4890 that supports up to 2560 X 1600
#18 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -
Will this 21" Asus look nice?

Oh, and while we're on the subject of computer stuff, I'm looking for a good gaming mouse and a cheap keyboard. I was thinking the razer diamondback, but will it work on my mac?
#19 Posted by Maru (286 posts) -
@Jman522 said:
"@Maru: I'm gonna be goin for the XFX HD4890 that supports up to 2560 X 1600"

That will work perfectly :)
#20 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Most video cards support up to 2560x1600; however its more taxing on a system to display graphics at 1920x1080 compared to 1440x900 and while you may get 50 FPS on 1440x900 you may only get 35 on 1920.

About to upgrade to a 23" LG Monitor and a GTX280 from a 19" HannsG and a 8800GTS G92 (Will become a Physx Card)

#21 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

It's fantastic, all your pc games will be rendered at that resolution. Way sharper than consoles 720p, you will notice a difference.

#22 Posted by Eric5676 (36 posts) -


1920X1200 is 16:10 resolution and 1920X1080 is native 1080p 16:9 resolution.

#23 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -
#24 Posted by pause422 (6201 posts) -

I got a 1920x1200 for all the games I play, and it looks absolutely amazing. Its like night and day when looking at a game on a console and that. You should be very satisfied with that kind of setup :)

#25 Posted by Jman522 (401 posts) -

I think I have decided!! DUN DUN DUHHHH!!! @_@

I will probably end up going with the 1920 X 1080 24"
-Cheaper for me
-I'm a big FPS fan so I enjoy the slight increase in width for peripheral vision over vertical sight.
-will work with most modern media
-can use it with my consoles nicely if I want^^

not against 1920X1200, 1080 just suits my needs a bit better.

I would have gone the other way around if I were hardcore into RTS games and the like.

#26 Posted by GiantBomber (352 posts) -

Currently on a 1920x1080 22" View Sonic..... ITS EPIC

#27 Posted by _Phara0h_ (889 posts) -

1920X1200 is the maximum resolution I can use with my video-card and 24inch screen from samsung

#28 Posted by darkgoth678 (295 posts) -

yeah that should be good. 

#29 Posted by Snail (8623 posts) -

You could create a poll next time you have a question like this. That way you instantly know how many people think it's k or sux without having to read through all the posts.

#30 Edited by Insectecutor (1200 posts) -

Screen resolution isn't much of a problem with modern graphics cards. The only issues you're likely to see is with very intensive full screen effects like motion blur.

I prefer 16:10 (1920x1200) for a computer monitor: it offers more vertical space documents. Gaming is great at 16:9 (1920x1080), but if you're on PC and have a 16:10 monitor you might as well use all the pixels your monitor has.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.