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What resolution do you game at? "2011"

What resolution do you game at?


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#1
I am curious to see how things are trending from the last time a poll like this was done here a few years ago now. ( What resolution do you game at?)

There are four things that I'm interested in finding out:

How much of an increase there has been in gaming resolution?
How much of an increase there has been to 16:9 monitors?
How much the 1080p resolution has increased?
How many people game at 2560x1600?
 
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I game at 1080P
 

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1. I went from 1280x1024 in 2006, to 1440x900 in 2007, to 1680x1050 in 2008, to 1920x1080 in 2009, and been there ever since.

My Asus VW246H 1920x1080 is my first 16:9 monitor, back when I got it, the 16:9 and 16:10 were still in a battle where it was still just as common to see both. Now 16:9 seem dominant in the market.
 
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I think you should've made this thread with a poll to better gauge how many people game at which resolutions nowadays.
Me personally, I switched to a 1920x1080 monitor when I built my rig back in 2008. Its pretty crazy how much of a performance hit you get when you switch to a higher resolution.
 

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1080p..

period
 
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1920x1080 only cause can't afford 2560x1600 (and the gpu's to drive it) and 1920*1200 is getting rare as hens teeth now. Upgraded from 1680x1050
 
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I really like 1080p, it's nice having so many things fill your screen natively without black bars. I just wish way back when they made the spec it had been just a little higher like 1400p. Now it'd suck to intro a new standard cause everything would need to be upscaled. 2560 is just way too high, not to mention expensive, isn't even 16:9 aspect.
 
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2048x1152 list please :p
 
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1920x1080
 

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1080p = 1920 x 1080 right?

Anyway, I'm still on a 1280 x 1024 monitor. I did have a modern WS monitor but I sold it for some reasons. Currently looking to buy a 20 inch 1600 x 1200 monitor I've got in my sights.
 
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Still game at 1680x1050 :(
 
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1920x1200. But monitors this size seem to be going extinct. :(
 

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But for titles like CoD4 I play with 3x 21" CRTs at 1600x1200 each, so 4800x1200 total. Negligible input lag; decent color, resolution, screen area, and field of view; and the monitors cost $10 each. :laugh:
I want pictures of that setup, seriously. What monitors are they?
 
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1080p here too:toast:
 

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It's nothing special but the CRTs are beasts (as in physically hefty, ~70lbs each). Dell P1130s. Still, at that resolution even CoD4 takes a bit of graphics horsepower to run at acceptable frame rates. For me that means 85fps (the P1130s are set to an 85hz refresh rate).
I've used some 22-23 inch CRT's before and they ARE huge, it would be interesting to see how it looks in real world use. Still, they seems to be "modern" monitors so the bezel doesn't look to thick. Last year when I ditched my TN WS monitor I was on a 20' CRT for some time and my desk got pretty overloaded. :laugh:

EDIT: And my hate resolutions are 1366 x 768 and 1600x900. The first one because the numbers just look ... annoying to me, and the fact that laptops are still at low resolutions. 1600 x 900 because it's retarded.

In fact, I'm not really a fan of widescreen at all, but what are you gonna do. :(
 
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I was at 1280x1024, but last year got a 24" 1080P from here. I haven't actually used it for PC gaming yet. Don't have a rig and won't have one for some time. Using the monitor for the 360...such a waste:(
 
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1680x1050.......
 

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I use a 19" HDTV as my monitor. 1440x900 is the native PC resolution.
 
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1920x1200 for the last 4+ years. Samsung SyncMaster 245B, the PSU in it died but a few new resistors did the trick. Why is it that 1920x1200 monitors are rare to find theses days?
 
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Oh yeah I game at 1080p on the HTPC..but only 1680x1050 on my main gaming rig....
 

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1920x1200. 16:10 is the perfect ratio for me.
 
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1920x1080.
 

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1024*768. waiting for this crt to break down..... it wont dieeee!!!!!
and im too poor to get a more expensive GPU :(
 
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1600*1200 im old school :p
 

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I game at 7680x1600.