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  1. Josiah23's Avatar
    Just wondering about what the people of Windows Central game at! For me it'll be primarily 1080p on my TV because... that's all it can handle, lol. Occasionally I'll do 1440p on my two monitors, it feels smoother and looks sharp. 4K? Forget about it, lol.

    Does anyone game at a different resolution? Feel free to share!

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    03-21-2017 05:35 PM
  2. TheDarkSide1's Avatar
    I've been gaming on just plain ol' 1920x1080p resolution! I'm fine with it... Plus I can't go higher, my PC probably won't like it and that's the resolution of my monitor. I'll try 4K one day to see what all the hype is about, lmao... maybe one day.
    03-21-2017 05:59 PM
  3. Josiah23's Avatar
    @TheDarkSide1 4K is meh, it's nice to look at but so is 1440p and in most cases 1080p! I'm sticking to what already works for me!

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    03-21-2017 06:12 PM
  4. gedzum's Avatar
    I'm gaming at 1920x1200. I think it's the Dell U2412M. Works well enough for me and looks great too. I'm satisfied for now. I am curious to experience 4K gaming since we have a 4K TV and the 4K content on it looks fab, but I'll need to upgrade my PC in order to achieve anything decent
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    03-22-2017 11:44 AM
  5. Josiah23's Avatar
    @gedzum, Nice! I still remember 2ish - 3 years ago, I was Gaming on a 1650x1050 monitor, I always though it was 1080p until I searched up the model number... lol. I can probably game @ 4K but probably won't get stable 60FPS... might need to get a 1080ti instead of my 980ti

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    03-22-2017 11:58 AM
  6. gedzum's Avatar
    Ah yes I know what you mean! I remember gaming on an older LG monitor. I can't even remember the resolution! Maybe 1280x768.. but it was back when I didn't really understand much about tech and FPS etc. Used to think that worked fine as well. Just played Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 anyway.. no matter how old that game was lol
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    03-22-2017 12:07 PM
  7. ads13's Avatar
    I'm gaming at 1366x768 resolution with Med/High Settings..
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    03-22-2017 01:19 PM
  8. Josiah23's Avatar
    Ah yes I know what you mean! I remember gaming on an older LG monitor. I can't even remember the resolution! Maybe 1280x768.. but it was back when I didn't really understand much about tech and FPS etc. Used to think that worked fine as well. Just played Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 anyway.. no matter how old that game was lol

    Woah! We're bringing it back almost two decades with that game, lol! Nice! Then again, I have played the original "Doom" game back from 1993. Games like those bring back some great memories!
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    03-22-2017 02:09 PM
  9. Josiah23's Avatar
    I'm gaming at 1366x768 resolution with Med/High Settings..
    Nice! What type of games do you play? (If you don't mind me asking)
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    03-22-2017 02:12 PM
  10. ads13's Avatar
    Originally posted by Josiah23

    Nice! What type of games do you play? (If you don't mind me asking)
    I'm playing DmC , Outlast whenever i stuck on my busy coding work at home OR use to play any in free time which is hard to get except the Sundays.
    Last edited by ads13; 03-22-2017 at 03:47 PM.
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    03-22-2017 03:34 PM
  11. Josiah23's Avatar
    Nice! I have no idea why I haven't played either of those two games yet! I might give it a try... eventually, lol.
    Last edited by Josiah23; 03-23-2017 at 05:29 AM.
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    03-22-2017 05:14 PM
  12. ads13's Avatar
    Great! I hope you'll like the both. Especially Outlast 1 🙂
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    03-22-2017 10:26 PM
  13. gedzum's Avatar
    Woah! We're bringing it back almost two decades with that game, lol! Nice! Then again, I have played the original "Doom" game back from 1993. Games like those bring back some great memories!
    Absolutely! I could really get lost in those games. Not too hard to run either. I've had my eye on the new Doom game. Might consider picking it up sometime this year
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    03-23-2017 12:18 PM
  14. Josiah23's Avatar
    Absolutely! I could really get lost in those games. Not too hard to run either. I've had my eye on the new Doom game. Might consider picking it up sometime this year
    The new Doom is pretty good and looks amazing, I had it for a few months. I never had a chance to beat it yet but I'm slowly getting there, lol. It's still $60 on Steam but you can find it for $30-$40 online like Newegg, target, etc... I recommend it!
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    03-23-2017 12:22 PM
  15. gedzum's Avatar
    The new Doom is pretty good and looks amazing, I had it for a few months. I never had a chance to beat it yet but I'm slowly getting there, lol. It's still $60 on Steam but you can find it for $30-$40 online like Newegg, target, etc... I recommend it!
    Indeed it does. It's gotten a lot of great feedback. Good to hear you're progressing well in the game :D I saw it during the steam sale but hesitated to pull the trigger. Next time it goes on sale I'll try again. I'll look around for some deals too
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    03-23-2017 12:27 PM
  16. Josiah23's Avatar
    Nice!!

    I hesitated during the 2K games sale. They had games like Bioshock 1, 2, and infinite, Mafia 3, Civilization Vi, Borderlands, etc on a crazy sale like last week or so. Not sure why I didn't get anything but I'll wait for the next big Steam sale! They always have one every once in a while!
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    03-23-2017 12:55 PM
  17. Paul May's Avatar
    I've been doing much more PC gaming and streaming since I upgraded from my GTX 560ti to the GTX 1070 Seahawk X. I have been gaming at 1080p on my 144mhz gaming monitor. I could push 4K to my TV but i really enjoy the higher frame rates. Games I have been playing recently are Doom, Mafia 3, and Mass Effect Andromeda.
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    03-23-2017 05:11 PM
  18. sd4f's Avatar
    I'm on 1920x1200 (16:10 FTW). I'd really love to get a newer higher res monitor, with much higher pixel density, but I just can't go to 16:9 as it just looks too wide, and I want more vertical space. If only I could get a 3840x2400 display resolution rather than the regular 4k 3820x2160.

    Also, since 3:2 is a bit of a thing with MS, I would go for that as well. I would really go for something like a surface studio if it was a monitor only. I wonder why no one is making something like that.

    My problem with resolution is, I don't like odd sizes. Since a lot of content is 1080p, it's better to have some multiple of that rather than weird numbers so that you don't get weird pixel splitting to fill it out. I also don't mind black bars, so getting more vertical space is always a plus.

    There's a 30 inch dell monitor I'm looking at on ebay atm, so might go for that to get 2560x1600. Might be a good upgrade, as I'm constantly battling out screen real estate, and haven't got room to go dual monitor, not to mention my current panel is a rather old TFT which doesn't look all that good.
    03-23-2017 06:19 PM
  19. Josiah23's Avatar
    I've been doing much more PC gaming and streaming since I upgraded from my GTX 560ti to the GTX 1070 Seahawk X. I have been gaming at 1080p on my 144mhz gaming monitor. I could push 4K to my TV but i really enjoy the higher frame rates. Games I have been playing recently are Doom, Mafia 3, and Mass Effect Andromeda.
    Nice!!

    144Hz! Who says you can stop at 60FPS? Lol, I love getting crazy frame rates! Something about it gives me a sense of... comfort or happiness, I guess lol.

    I don't know if I want to go into the 10 series like a 1070 or 1080 yet... I'll keep what I got until this MSI 980Ti dies on me!

    I absolutely love Doom and Mafia 3 both are great games to play and maybe even a little addictive. I haven't got to Mass Effect quite yet but I'll check it out!




    I'm on 1920x1200 (16:10 FTW). I'd really love to get a newer higher res monitor, with much higher pixel density, but I just can't go to 16:9 as it just looks too wide, and I want more vertical space. If only I could get a 3840x2400 display resolution rather than the regular 4k 3820x2160.

    Also, since 3:2 is a bit of a thing with MS, I would go for that as well. I would really go for something like a surface studio if it was a monitor only. I wonder why no one is making something like that.

    My problem with resolution is, I don't like odd sizes. Since a lot of content is 1080p, it's better to have some multiple of that rather than weird numbers so that you don't get weird pixel splitting to fill it out. I also don't mind black bars, so getting more vertical space is always a plus.

    There's a 30 inch dell monitor I'm looking at on ebay atm, so might go for that to get 2560x1600. Might be a good upgrade, as I'm constantly battling out screen real estate, and haven't got room to go dual monitor, not to mention my current panel is a rather old TFT which doesn't look all that good.

    Nice !

    I'm liking all the details in your writing!

    I'll occasionally switch between dual 1440p Acer monitors and just my one 1080p Sharp TV, both for different occasions and different working styles.

    I can't seem to remember if I'm on 16:9 or 16:10, I think one looks off or weird to me when I first started messing around with this tv so I just keep it on one and left it there.

    I'm currently looking through my display setting on Windows 10 and realizing that there's some weird resolution above 1920x1080, it shows that 2715x1527 is available... which to me is an odd resolution... hmm. Have you ever tried this resolution?
    Last edited by Josiah23; 03-25-2017 at 02:08 PM.
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    03-23-2017 07:10 PM
  20. FXi2's Avatar
    2560x1440 atm
    4K next

    For someone wishing on the Studio monitor check the 32UD99 LG. Visual TV Size Comparison : Display Wars will show you that it's pretty much like the studio monitor with wings. You get a lower DPI, granted, but you do get 10 bit color/HDR gamuts and most of what the Studio monitor gets you into. Just look into it and see if it fits, or at least realize that 32" 4K monitors are in right size range to give a similar experience. Personally I'm waiting for DP 1.3 to come in more of the 32's before leaping but everyone has different needs.
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    03-25-2017 01:34 PM
  21. sd4f's Avatar
    I'm currently looking through my display setting on Windows 10 and realizing that there's some weird resolution above 1920x1080, it shows that 2715x1527 is available... which to me is an odd resolution... hmm. Have you ever tried this resolution?
    I believe that's an nvidia thing for supersampling. It's basically anti-aliasing.
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    03-26-2017 05:32 PM
  22. Josiah23's Avatar
    I believe that's an nvidia thing for supersampling. It's basically anti-aliasing.
    Ahhhh, alright. Thank you, that resolution threw me off when I first seen it.
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    03-26-2017 06:58 PM
  23. Jez Corden's Avatar
    Just wondering about what the people of Windows Central game at! For me it'll be primarily 1080p on my TV because... that's all it can handle, lol. Occasionally I'll do 1440p on my two monitors, it feels smoother and looks sharp. 4K? Forget about it, lol.

    Does anyone game at a different resolution? Feel free to share!

    Playing at 1080p myself on a GTX 1060 Razer Blade. But I haven't been playing the most optimized games yet. Need to try some others.
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    03-28-2017 09:31 AM
  24. davo_svk's Avatar
    PC/ On most games I use native resolution of monitor (1440x900), but on CS:GO I need best performance and bigger hitboxes so I use 1024x768 STRETCHED
    And on Surface Pro 3 I had to create custom resolution, cuz in 3:2 there is only native resolution.
    So I created 1624x1080; 1440x960 and 1152x768, it depends how high are HW requirements :-)
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    03-28-2017 09:42 AM
  25. N8tiveT3ch's Avatar
    I like 1024x768 but really my gaming laptop is like 5 years old and can only handle games at 720p. I really don't use my PC for gaming. I'm more of a Nintendo Console gamer.
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    03-28-2017 09:48 AM
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