Monitor question for gaming

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by coolwalker, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    I have been thinking about getting a widescreen monitor but I don't know what it will do when I play Call of Duty (any version). Will I lose anything top and bottom or will I have dark areas on the sides or will it simply be perfect.
     
  2. bambara

    bambara MDL Junior Member

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    In short, it depends on the resolution. If you set the game to the monitor's native resolution, then it will be perfect (no dark areas). But if you set a resolution in the game lower that your screen's resolution, you may get dark areas.

    If you're getting a widescreen monitor, you should have a pretty darn good graphic card that can handle that high resolution.
     
  3. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    A GeForceĀ® 9800 GT (1GB) should handle that I would imagine, along w/4GB of Dedicated Ram. I usually set it to 1024x768 but of course that is with a regular monitor. I haven't yet gotten the hang of the dimensions of wide screens yet. Do you know of a decent monitor that doesn't cost more than $125 but is @ least 1000x1?
     
  4. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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  5. bambara

    bambara MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, I would imagine that a 9800 GT is very well capable of handling Call of Duty at high res with highest settings.
     
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