would playing on a more square monitor give you an advatange in online multiplayer

Naer

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regardless, does anyone use a more square monitor in general? Like a 5:4?

Is widescreen always better?
 

Craig234

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The eyes best fit 4:3 naturally IIRC. For advantage, seeing more is usually the biggest advantage, so resolution matters. Widescreen adding real estate gives advantage.

You can't seen the edges as well as with 4:3 all the time, you have to look to the sides, it's peripheral vision, but it's more info. So, I think the widescreens usually help.
 

mnewsham

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There are some counter strike pros who play in 5:4 or 4:3. But it is generally because they have 10-20,000 hours of practice at that resolution because they started playing back in 1998/99 and haven't stopped. Most younger pros who started later use normal 16:9.
 

Ackmed

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^ It is also about FPS when playing for money. WS is harder on than regular. Although today that is a pretty moot topic.

I always edited my .ini (when I could) to 110 or so depending. It does give you more that you can see. This was a huge debate when monitors like the Dell 2005FPW came out. There were some articles at the time that showed with pictures the more real estate that you could see.

Back when it was harder and not very common to use widescreen for gaming I used a forums dedicated just for this. To force games to run at WS and to compare them. I have been there almost as long as I have been here! There are many articles there to explain anything to you. You can even search by game.

http://www.wsgf.org/
 

Midwayman

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Any game I've seen that constrains the FOV typically does it vertically these days. So going square loses you horizontal FOV.
 

skipsneeky2

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Till earlier this week,i had been using a 15'' 1024x768 monitor for the last few months.Kind of fun to play some old games like Q3A like they are mean't to be played.My 770 is of course overkill for everything but Crysis 3 and GTA V at 768p.

Honestly i have enjoyed gaming on smaller screens,good performance usually and my attention span can be focused all in one area without much spanning about like on bigger panels.

Got myself sitting in front of a 19'' 16:10 t.v right now lol.I had no idea they made 16:10 televisions.My neighbor may give it to me or sell it for cheap like $20 cheap.
 

DigDog

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depends on the game. Xfov and Yfov are the two settings, most games only allow one of the two. Xfov stretches the angles horizontally, Yfov vertically. assuming a game where you have both options, it's your choice whether you want to see more of what's happening left/right, or over/under.
most modern games have little vertical play, so generally X is better. and widescreen.
 

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