Best monitor resolution for SC2?

Q. I read your blog and it looks like you and I share a common interest in Starcraft 2. Can you recommend which is the best resolution for SC2 from a competitive point of view? -Elly Edge

A. For maximum Starcraft 2 competitive advantage, you will definitely want a monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio* as that aspect ratio lets you see the largest amount of terrain. 🙂

Here is an imagine that illustrates the difference between 16:9, 16:10 and 4:3
Starcraft 2 Resolution Aspect Ratio View Comparison

It will be up to you to determine what monitor size and resolution are best for your setup. (1280×720, 1920×1080, 2560×1440 are some common true 16:9 ratio resolutions with 1366×768 and 1600×900 rounding to 16:9). For screen size, I recommend somewhere between 20″ and 27″ with the 23″ to 24″ range probably being tops in bang-for-the-buck. Likewise, the very common 1920×1080 (often listed as 1080p) is my favorite Starcraft 2 resolution with 1600×900 coming in a close second.

Of course, if you plan on additionally using your monitor for things OTHER than Starcraft 2 then there are definitely advantages to other sizes/resolutions. 😉

I hope this helps and I wish you happy gaming Elly!

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