Gaming Monitors

A display resolution refers to the distinct
number of pixels that can be displayed on a screen.

HD TVs are common in homes, these generally utilise 1080p, a resolution that is defined by a horizontal display of 1920 pixels and a vertical display of 1080 pixels. Higher number of pixels in a screen can result in better clarity of the displayed image. The relationship between screen size and screen resolution is referred to as pixel density, measured in Pixels per Inch (PPI). As the screen sizes become smaller and/or the number of pixels increase the visibility of individual pixels reduces resulting in a higher PPI.

Common resolutions in gaming are:

1920x1080 - 1080p (HD)

Is one of the most common resolutions used currently, it’s commonly found in TV’s (the p refers to the progressive scan method of displaying an image) and is supported by the vastly common connectivity type HDMI, again a cable type commonly found in most households now.

2560x1440 - 1440p (WQHD)

Is the real next step up from 1080p. It’s not commonly used, but it becoming more common in gaming monitors.

4096x2160 - 4K (UHD)

4K is the next big step up, and is available on quite a lot of televisions. Although in many homes there’s still a lack of media that displays in 4K, Gaming PC’s can adequately render games in 4K for use on high-end gaming monitors.