My Graphics Card's maximum resolution is

  wee eddie 16:28 26 Mar 2010

1680 x 1050, otherwise it's performance has never caused me a problem.

Now I am wishing to replace my 15" Flat Panel by a 22" job. Most, but not all, of those on the market seem to have a native resolution of 1920 x 1080.

The Question: Should I stick with my current Card and get(say) the Samsung SM2243W or should I replace my Card and get a slightly cheaper Monitor?

  Diemmess 17:47 26 Mar 2010

I am running a Samsung Syncmaster 226BW on a Nvidia GForce 8500 and the 1680 x 1050 resolution seems needle sharp and trouble free.

The new monitor will surely behave using the old card i.e. unless it is really old and primitive.

I would risk it to have a top spec monitor and be prepared to buy a new graphics card later, though I don't think you will need it.

If you do much publishing, with the new monitor you will be able to run two applications or documents side by side and easily read both!

  Diemmess 19:46 26 Mar 2010

For the record, my configuration (above) has a top limit of 1680 x 1950 for the 22" widescreen monitor.

  Diemmess 21:01 26 Mar 2010

1680 x 1050 it is! - an unforgivable typo.

My point was that even at this lowish resolution there is no sign of jaggies or distortion.

  wee eddie 03:49 27 Mar 2010

1680 x 1050. There are several 22" Screens that have that as their Native Resolution. In fact the second in our Over £200 Chart is one of them as is the fifth in the Under £200 Chart.

The Card is a Sapphire ATI 1300, elderly but it does my business at the moment, thing is that it's only running a 15" Screen.

  sunnystaines 08:04 27 Mar 2010

if your new monitor is HD then get an ATI HD graphics card.

  wee eddie 13:44 27 Mar 2010

On a 22" Screen, what is the visual difference between 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1080?

Assuming the same Refresh Rate.

Why is one Resolution preferable to the other?

Apart from 'more pixels' of course.

  sunnystaines 14:51 27 Mar 2010

a better sharper picture

  wee eddie 14:56 27 Mar 2010

the text is smaller or something.

  sunnystaines 15:16 27 Mar 2010

the text is smaller but increase the view to that you are happy with.

  Rigga 23:03 29 Mar 2010

Everything I can find on the ATI 1300 suggests a max resolution of 2560x1600.

Where are you finding the specified max resolution from?


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