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16:10 resolutions work on a 16:9

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Hi,

 

My Asus mother board has inbuilt video at a maximum 16:10 aspect ratios for DP, DVI and HDMI mode (RBG at 4:3 / 16:9)

and I'll be setting it up with dual screen operation.

 

If I purchased a 16:9 monitor (seems like it cheaper than 16:10), can I operate on a 16:10 ratio ?

 

I assume "yes" you can but you will get black strip on the top and bottom of screen.

Eg: 1920 x 1200 resolution on a 16:9 monitor

 

Thanks

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No.

 

You cannot.

 

You would need to either buy a 16:10 monitor to run the 16:10 res, or buy a 16:9 monitor and run the 16:9 res.

 

I think you have it backwards, if you were to buy a 16:10 monitor, you could run a 16:9 res and you would get black bars, you try to run a 16:10 res on a 16:9 monitor and it simply wont work, if it could, it would be missing up to an inch of picture at the top and bottom.

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Theoretically it's possible but the black bars would at least be at the left and right, not necessarily at the top and bottom.

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Theoretically it's possible but the black bars would at least be at the left and right, not necessarily at the top and bottom.

and you would have to run a custom res something like 1800x1080 at a guess

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I used a 1920x1080 monitor after using my 1920x1200 16:10.....

I felt like I lost 5 inches of screen.....

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It can output at upto 16:10, but if you're only going to buy a 16:9 monitor because it's cheaper, your video will also be output at that.

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Theoretically it's possible but the black bars would at least be at the left and right, not necessarily at the top and bottom.

Thats only if he were to run a lower 16:10 res like 1680x1050.

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Sweet thanks

 

Therefore if I purchased a 1980 x 1680 16:9 monitor and the maximum resolution on the DVI and HDMI is 1920 x 1200,

I would need to set the resolution on the video card below 1920 x 1200 to fit into a 16:9

 

Eg: In this case 1600 x 900 assuming the inbuilt card can do this

 

Cheers

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Sweet thanks

 

Therefore if I purchased a 1980 x 1680 16:9 monitor and the maximum resolution on the DVI and HDMI is 1920 x 1200,

I would need to set the resolution on the video card below 1920 x 1200 to fit into a 16:9

 

Eg: In this case 1600 x 900 assuming the inbuilt card can do this

 

Cheers

There's no such thing as a 1980 x 1680 16:9 monitor.

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If your GPU can output a maximum of 1200p, it means it can do that resolution and all resolutions inbetween, from 640x480 right up to 1920x1200.

 

Now, the difference between 16:10 and 16:9 is the pixel count, a 16:10 ratio screen has a higher vertical resolution and as such, more vertical pixels, than a 1920x1080 screen. They both have the same Horizontal resolution, at 1920px. Now I think where you are getting confused, is that you think that its only capable of a 16:10 resolution, it isn't. If you want to run 1200p, you need to buy a monitor that is specced to do that resolution. Likewise, if you want to do 1080p, then you buy a monitor specced in that resolution. Each monitor you come across will have what they call a "Native Resolution" this is the resolution the monitor is designed to run at, be it 1920x1080, 1680x1050, 1440x900, 1280x720 etc. etc. With LCD monitors, they are not capable of running a resolution higher than their native resolution and any resolutions below its native resolution will look blurry and be very hard to look at.

 

Now, depending on what you do with your PC, you may want to consider your options, for example, if you're running an onboard GPU and you want to play games, you will want to be playing at a maximum of roughly 720p, to ensure that you can run games at that resolution above 30fps. If you were to buy a 1080p monitor, while it would look nicer and most likely be bigger, games would run worse due to the increased resolution.

 

TL;DR - Your GPU is capable of putting out a maximum of 1920x1200 and generally a minimum of 640x480 depending on the application. It is also capable of every resolution inbetween. This means you do not necessarily need to buy a 1920x1200 monitor, you could buy a 1280x720 res monitor, or 1680x1050 etc. etc. and your GPU is capable of doing it. However, a monitor is not capable of going above its native resolution.

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