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QOTW: What resolution do you game at?

by Parm Mann on 18 March 2016, 16:31

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), BenQ, Acer (TPE:2353), Iiyama, AOC, Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Samsung (005935.KS), ViewSonic, Philips (AMS:PHIA)

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We have the privilege here at HEXUS HQ of testing the latest and greatest monitors, many of which tout an increasingly diverse range of gamer-friendly features.

Ultra-high resolutions, low refresh rates, adaptive framerate technologies and other goodies have all changed the way we think about gaming screens, and after years of relatively similar displays, we're experiencing a wealth of intriguing upgrade options all arriving in tandem.

But in the grand scheme of things, how important is resolution when it comes to PC gaming? To find out, our Question of the Week is asking: what resolution do you game at? Do you deem your current pixel-count sufficient, and given the choice, would you swap a higher resolution for, say, a lower refresh rate, G-Sync, or some other new feature? Let us know in the comments section below.

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4k. Maybe not the wisest of choices but cant turn back now, just cant.
1080p. More pixels *per second*!
Lovely. :)
3440x1440 @ 75 hertz, nice step up from 1080p @ 60 hertz but pushing my pair of 7970 ghz editions to the limit of what they are capable of.

At 2k I have started to play without anti aliasing as it becoming more redundant at higher resolutions.
1680x1050 on a Samsung SM2233BW

bought the monitor back in march 2009. it still works, 750ti gets 18fps in ultra in witcher 3. whats the point in upgrading?
everything that I own is playable to me at that res and speed. why spend £1500 or so upgrading when everything still works?

sure you get a few more pixels, and its a bit smoother looking. meh, is what I say.

although I am about to spend £500 upgrading the surround sound to Atmos DTS-HD compatible*, NAD amp gave up recently, it doesn't output audio anymore :(

*getting the denon avrx2200w and some ONKYO SKH410, to add to the B&W 603, 601, CC6 ASW600, all S2's for anyone interested :)