I have a 1280 x 1024 (4:3) resolution monitor. However, because my graphics card is absolutely horrible I have to play every game with the lowest possible settings.
Even then games barely run at more than 10fps. To increase this, I always use a 800 x 600 full-screen resolution So the game is actually stretched to my screen.
Assume now a player with a certain amount of skill in a first person shooter who has 2 setups:
- game running at 1280 x 1024 resolution with a 1280 x 1024 resolution monitor
- game running at 800 x 600 resolution with a 1280 x 1024 resolution monitor
In what setup would the player achieve the best performance?
I was thinking setup 2 because the same amount of content is stretched to a bigger surface, however reasoning further makes my brain hurt...
Note: there are similar questions about stretching resolutions on Arqade but unlike those I'm not interested in the effects on the graphics card.