Go big or go home

Subject: Displays | September 16, 2008 - 03:38 PM |
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If you are setting up a killer gaming rig, with multiple graphics cards and a gig or more of video memory then you won't be getting your moneys worth unless you play at very high resolutions.  If you stay with 1680x1050 you won't be much better off than with a single card.  If you go big, like 2560 x 1600, then you will be using the graphics power to it's utmost.  To be able to run those resolutions you will need a 30" monitor, like the

Source: Phoronix

Overkill for gamers

Subject: Displays | August 21, 2008 - 03:12 PM |
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Samsung's $4000 SyncMaster XL30 LED Backlit LCDis a little much for your average gamer, as not too many people care to ensure that the blood flying from their opponents is a perfectly accurate shade of red.  On the other hand, those who make their living through graphical design have to have accurate colour depiction.  That is exactly what the XL30 provide,

Source: bit-tech

Aspect rational

Subject: Displays | July 28, 2008 - 02:54 PM |
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Does keeping up with the recommended refresh in ms on a TFT LCD give you OCD?  Take a quick drop by Hardware Secrets for an overview of the LCD market.  Without delving too deep into the technical aspects, you can get a good idea of what aspect ratios are available as well as other features that are a must for the gamer or movie fan.

Widen your horizons

Subject: Displays | July 18, 2008 - 12:11 PM |
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Are you still stuck on an old CRT or regular ratio LCD screen?  Does the price, quality or just the sheer amount of choice of widescreen monitors
have you holding off on your upgrade?  Check out X-Bit Labs, who have gathered together ten 19" widescreen LCDs from seven different manufacturers.  See if one of these might convince you to take the step and widen your world.

Source: X-Bit Labs

HD so real you can touch it

Subject: Displays | July 10, 2008 - 02:47 PM |
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OrigenAE has come up with a very interesting idea, the T12 Touch Screen.  It is a 12" widescreen display capable of 1920x1080 and as the name implies, it is a touch screen.  TechPowerUp loved everything about the monitor but the price, though inexpensive touchscreens are few and far between.  Take a look at the review, it may give you a lot of ideas as to how this display could be used.

Source: techPowerUp!

X-bit Labs ever expanding monitor roundup

Subject: Displays | June 23, 2008 - 03:29 PM |
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X-bit Labs have been doing a yeoman's job at trying to compile a huge list of monitors for you to compare.  They are continually expanding the number of round-ups they have for monitors of various sizes, the newest of which is the sixth installment of their look at 20" monitors.  This installment comes with some rather serious warnings about the models from NEC and ViewSonic.

Source: X-Bit Labs

The best monitor for play and productivity?

Subject: Displays | June 12, 2008 - 03:22 PM |
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The ASUS MK241 is 1920x1200
24" monitor with a claimed 2ms (gray to gray)
response time, 3000:1 contrast ratio and a 130% colour gamut.  They also claim that this monitor will be perfect for both gamers and graphics pros, a serious achievement if it is true.  ExtremeTech has some positive things to say, but can't call the monitor perfect.

Source: Extremetech

Post-Computex 2008: Zalman shows 3D display and new mouse

Subject: Displays | June 10, 2008 - 03:06 AM |
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At the show last week Zalman continued to show off their monitor that supports 3D technology from NVIDIA. 


Finally, a use for quad SLI

Subject: Displays | June 4, 2008 - 06:15 PM |
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HEXUS has spotted a Sapphire monitor that is worth showing off!  A native resolution of 3,840x2,160 (16:9) will pretty much cripple any graphics card if you could find a game that supported it, and your system might actually need this fan if you actually managed it.

Source: Hexus

A quick primer on resolution

Subject: Displays | May 23, 2008 - 03:31 PM |
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Shopping for a new monitor, and are getting frustrated by the enormous amount of choice you have in native resolutions?  Trying to figure out if scrimping enough for a 24" monitor is worth it, or if you are fine with a 22" display?  Drop by Techware Labs for an overview of the current standard resolutions, and how they compare to HDTV resolutions and other handy tips.