View Full Version : What Resolution Do You Run?

05-13-2003, 06:02 AM
I keep meeting people who use their PCs extensively and still insist on using 800 x 600 pixel res!
self sabotaging ludites using product like photoshop/illustrator and protools which have way too many tool palets
i run 1280 x 1024 on a crap sampo alphascan 17 inch [i'd run higher on a better display]
and use up to 1600 x 1200 + 1024 x 768 on Mac using quark and BBedit
i of course design with 800 X 600 or less in mind for http, which is a real drag [but good for bandwidth]

what res do you run?
if 800 X 600 or less why?
do you know that you can see more information on screen in a higher res?

05-13-2003, 08:36 AM
i use 1024x768. it's nice. 800 is too small and any bigger res is well too big, i cant see what it says on the screen! :P :D

05-13-2003, 08:41 AM
i run 1024*768, on my laptop. my brothers desktop is set at 800*600

05-13-2003, 08:43 AM
1280 x 1024
My gfx card cant handle anymore or the monitor, at one of my friends I switch to 1600 x 1200

05-13-2003, 08:55 AM
1024x768 so i can spot anything on my screen without using binoculars... :lol:

vivitron 15
05-13-2003, 09:09 AM
only 1024x768...till i get a bigger monitor, then i plan to go to 1280x1024 Seen a nice 19" monitor....hmm..

05-13-2003, 09:22 AM
my desktop is running 2 x 1280*1024, my laptop is at 1024*768

05-13-2003, 10:20 AM
Im using 17 inch and one of my friends has 19 inch, use 1600 x 1200 on 19, looks like 1280 x 1024 on 17

05-13-2003, 10:31 AM
i'm running 1600x1200x32 on my 22" flatscreen crt moniter, and i'm running 1280x1024x32 on my 19" lcd moniter. both hooked up to my pc. I use the crt moniter when i'm gaming, and i use the lcd moniter for everything else. while there both hooked up at the same time. i have it as a single moniter hook up. basically what displays on one moniter displays on the other moniter.

05-13-2003, 10:51 AM
I use 1024 x 768, 800 x 600 is a no go for me at all.

05-13-2003, 12:02 PM
1024*768 @ 85Hz. It's a comfortable res for people who are using 17" monitors, which i would say is the most popular size atm.

05-13-2003, 03:43 PM
I use 1152x864 @ 100hz on a 19" most of the time.

05-13-2003, 03:51 PM
im on 1024x768 :)

05-13-2003, 04:03 PM

1024x768 for most games, assuming they run fine, (ie, not doom3 alpha),

and for counter strike, i use 800x600, because its better for sniping!

05-13-2003, 04:04 PM
I'm running 800 X 600 SVGA resolution, because my monitor is particularly old and it's maximum resolution would be XGA :(.

And I think it runs at something ridiculous like 60Hz :lol:.

05-13-2003, 04:06 PM
Whats any higher then 1024x768 like?

It must be amazingly small coz I can just about see on this res.

05-18-2003, 02:01 PM
bigger than 1024*768 can look like this (http://www.sigup.com/sigs/hugedesk01.gif) (but not on i86! :D )
[don't let IE6 resize the image to fit the window, hover your cursor over the bottom left of the image and use this buttonhttp://sigup.com/sigs/IE6_image_expand_button.gif
it toggles the image between 'fit in window'/'real size']

@AmarjitSingh :: good luck to you that sounds rough beg-borrow-steal :ph34r: :lol: :D

Darth Sushi
05-18-2003, 02:06 PM
1280 x 1024 @ 85 Hz on a 19" CRT

05-18-2003, 02:25 PM
1152*864 on a 17" @75hz

i think its the best size for 17"

15" -> 800*600 looks like 1024* on a 17"
17" -> 1024* looks like 1152*864 on a 19"

so for a 15" 1024 i reckon is the best
17" no less than 1152*864 for me

any higher is just stupid


05-18-2003, 02:31 PM
1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz on a 17" LCD

05-18-2003, 02:38 PM
1152x864/17" CRT

05-18-2003, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Xanex
so for a 15" 1024 i reckon is the best
17" no less than 1152*864 for me

any higher is just stupid
it all depends upon how many pixels and how big they are doesn't it
that's what you seemed to have been saying

05-18-2003, 02:48 PM
i use 1280*960 on 17" CRT

it wont do 1152*864 4 some reason and i dont think 1280*1024 works 2 well either :P

o well........... this is xactly twice as big as 640*480 LMAO

i wouldnt run higher unless my screen was bigger........

05-18-2003, 03:19 PM
I run 1024x768 on a 17" moniter

,but my graphics card supports up to a 1280x1024 (man it's tiny on that though)

05-19-2003, 06:44 PM

yea basically, the size of the screen has a certain ammount of pixels (x,y) so some res' work better than others , some divide equally into 4:3 which is the best.

you have to try to find out how many pixels ur monitor has then choose the best res, more pixels then res and then 2 monitor pixels share 1 res pixel. more res than pixels then u loose info as 1 monitor pixel trys to display 2 res pixels, if that makes sense.

as far as i know 800*600 = 4:3 and so does 1024* , they are the best res' for 15"

1024* and 1152*864 and one other ?? are the best for 17", even tho 1152 doesnt break into 4:3 it breaks quite well, eg there is the same diff on both the 4 and the 3 parts so it does fit, others are 5:3 modes and 14:9 and 16:9 and some other weird ratios

The Knife Thrower
05-19-2003, 08:25 PM
I run 1280x1024x32@70Hz on a 19" monitor (it's f***ing massiv).

05-21-2003, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by Wolfmight@18 May 2003 - 07:19
I run 1024x768 on a 17" moniter

,but my graphics card supports up to a 1280x1024 (man it's tiny on that though)
Ditto ;)

05-21-2003, 03:17 AM
i run mine at 1920*1200 64bit colour rate on my plasma tv or projector
(no need to make vcds then) :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

05-21-2003, 11:58 AM
1024x768 all my TFT can go upto with a 75htz refresh rate