|Originally posted by Straegen
UXGA is better?!? Sorry it isn't. The truth is that SXGA+ is faster (less pixels), images appear larger, and less chance for dead pixels. UXGA delivers more deskspace and in this case a wider viewing angle.
You will notice that the vast majority of the 15-19" LCD displays sold for desktops are XGA and SXGA for a reason.
They both have their pluses and minuses. If you have penis envy, go with UXGA. If you have a job that requires large amounts of desktop realestate, go with UXGA. Otherwise save the money and buy SXGA+ or better yet get the 7200RPM HD upgrade which will improve your performance.
Both sides of the argument are true in the first case. SXGA will be faster, FPS wise, when run at standard res (1400x1050 vs. 1600 x 1200), since the lower res is easier on the graphics card.
Im not sure about your second statement though. In general, LCDs and their resolutions are dictated by size, not your first, slighty flawed reason. In general:
15" = 1024x768, XGA
17" = 1280x1024, SXGA
19" = 1280x1024 (SXGA), 1600x1200 (UXGA)
Most of the time, the loser res montiors are cheaper... catch the drift there?
Finally, if you would think about it, UXGA makes much more sence than SXGA. For one, it will scale down, unlike SGXA. Generally, the UXGA on the 5680 should do 1024x768, just as well as 1600x1200, which SXGA cannot do (well). This is a really important thing, especially for games. How many games do you know that come with 1400x1050 on em? Not too many i bet. So you can edit, but some you cant. What then? Play on the ugly looking 1024x768, which the SXGA cant properly do?
Course, i find it so ironic, that you recommed a 7200rpm drive, but thing UXGA is "penis envy..."