Maybe I am not understanding or not explaining myself well.
Here is an example of what resolutions mean(at least to me) I am a long time gamer, but I do golf also. Back when, when running a sub standard GPU, I used to run most games at 1024x768 and the games would run fine. At some point during the game, due do a lot going on, on the screen, because of the sub standard card, I would encounter quite abit of stutter. 1024x768 gave me more ingame detail, when the stuttering started, I would change the game to 800x600, less detail but smoother game play, once beyond the stuttering area of the game, I could change it back to 1024x768 and be fine.
Years later now running better GPU's and run everything 1920x1080 and have the detail and no stutter at any time.
Makes me think the people having meter stutter and not running a decent GPU or very good onboard graphics are trying to run at too high of a resolution, if I go back to what I used to see.