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Best res for gaming?


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#1 yayhey

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:02 AM

My current monitor handles big enough res that variety of options isn't a problem. Looking at %age of Steam users, should I avoid using certain res based on that due to lesser support for those res, e.g. 0.94% UXGA?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_resolution

Also, the image is sharper if native res is used, right?

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:42 PM

a lot depends on the hardware your using. If your monitor can handle say, 1920 x 1080, but your computer cant push a high enough framerate to make the game playable at that res, then you will need to use a lower resolution. The native resolution on a monitor does usually look best-but whether its a good res for gaming is dependent on the game and the computer. The best way to find a good res is to download a good frame rate tool such as fraps and run it while running your game, at different resolutions, till you find one that works for you. 30 FPS is typically considered minimal playable framerate, with 50-60+ being preferable I like to find a good balance between eye candy and framerate, personally. Dont buy into all those people who say you need 100+ fps-your naked eye cant tell the difference between about 85 FPS and 150, its just the way it is. if you can get between 60-85 fps Id say that would be the resolution I would play at.

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