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Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:18 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
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JustAnEngineer wrote:
1080p.

Argh. Please use the full resolution. 1080p mean nothing anymore.

Most people don't refer to Ultrawide 2560x1080 as 1080p, so I don't see there being much of a confusion here.


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Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:26 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
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JustAnEngineer wrote:
1080p.

Argh. Please use the full resolution. 1080p mean nothing anymore.

Most people don't refer to Ultrawide 2560x1080 as 1080p, so I don't see there being much of a confusion here.

Yeah, I thought 720p, 1080p etc were 16:9 HDTV standards. It's not an HDTV if it's not capable of displaying a 16:9 broadcast at that vertical resolution.

Whether I would call 2560x1080 '1080p' is a tough one. Technically there are 1080 vertical pixels and it's a progressive scan rather an interlaced scan, but it's going to play 1080p content without distorting (stretching) the image, or cropping it to 1920x1080 anyway.
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Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:42 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:
End User wrote:
Argh. Please use the full resolution. 1080p mean nothing anymore.

Most people don't refer to Ultrawide 2560x1080 as 1080p, so I don't see there being much of a confusion here.

Yeah, I thought 720p, 1080p etc were 16:9 HDTV standards. It's not an HDTV if it's not capable of displaying a 16:9 broadcast at that vertical resolution.

Whether I would call 2560x1080 '1080p' is a tough one. Technically there are 1080 vertical pixels and it's a progressive scan rather an interlaced scan, but it's going to play 1080p content without distorting (stretching) the image, or cropping it to 1920x1080 anyway.


Despite what some pedants might say, in common usage (not common mis-usage), 1080p would refer to 1920x1080 progressive scan formated video. In referencing a display as 1080p, the common interpretation would be said display has the same physical resolution as 1080p content -- 1920x1080.

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Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:22 am

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The big seller for me on adaptive sync and it's worth was a reviewer (WFCCTech surprisingly) who got another Nixeus higher refresh monitor. He noted that it was such a huge difference in even day to day tasks or OS functions that if given the option to only choose between giving up his high refresh rate monitor or giving up his SSD to go back to mechanical, he would have to seriously think about it. It made that large of a difference to him even on things like web surfing apparently, and he had nice LG IPS displays before, just not high refresh rate.


I'm running at 165Hz on my main desktop, and I love it- but my other three displays are all 60Hz.

It's noticeable, but not a necessity, on desktop apps.

But for gaming? Whoa.

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Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:38 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
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JustAnEngineer wrote:
1080p.

Argh. Please use the full resolution. 1080p mean nothing anymore.

Most people don't refer to Ultrawide 2560x1080 as 1080p, so I don't see there being much of a confusion here.

Vertical resolution means nothing anymore. No matter how you slice it.
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Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:53 pm

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Vertical resolution means nothing anymore. No matter how you slice it.

Try telling that to application software devs!
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Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:55 pm

Topinio wrote:
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Vertical resolution means nothing anymore. No matter how you slice it.

Try telling that to application software devs!

Exactly! Vertical only means nothing!
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