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what kind of gpu set up for 1440p?

#1Rodders_Posted 3/25/2014 12:21:46 PM
I've just ordered a new monitor that can display 1440p I was just wondering what kind of set up I will need to play games in 1440p I don't mind the frame rate dropping to 40fps at the minimum.

At the moment I have a 4670k and a gtx 680 2gb. Will sli be enough or will y he vram hold me back??
#2smelly_boobPosted 3/25/2014 12:25:24 PM
If you want to attempt to max settings with a 4k display, you'll need 780 ti sli.... if you are going 4k, you may as well "go all in" and get the proper video cards too... otherwise why only get half of the equation right?
#3CELTEKKPosted 3/25/2014 12:26:31 PM
smelly_boob posted...
If you want to attempt to max settings with a 4k display, you'll need 780 ti sli.... if you are going 4k, you may as well "go all in" and get the proper video cards too... otherwise why only get half of the equation right?


he didn't say 4k

anyways, i'd think a single 680 would be good for at least 40 fps, i'd say SLI would be plenty.
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#4Rodders_(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2014 3:52:00 PM
smelly_boob posted...
If you want to attempt to max settings with a 4k display, you'll need 780 ti sli.... if you are going 4k, you may as well "go all in" and get the proper video cards too... otherwise why only get half of the equation right?


This has confused me? I have money to buy a 680 for fairly cheap off of a friend but would I be better off holding onto my cash until the 800 series come out? Ot should I just buy it in hope that it will improve with sli on 1440p?
#5Master_BassPosted 3/25/2014 4:00:15 PM
A 780 or 780 Ti would be a good choice. If you're ok with waiting, the 800 series will be even better.
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#6GalaxyNexusPosted 3/25/2014 4:02:14 PM
I have the 680 with 1440p. It's great, but I am going to upgrade to the 800 series because it's not enough, really. For AAA games, it gets 40-60FPS. Skyrim still gets 60FPS after modding it and maxing it out.
#7cuteboi100Posted 3/25/2014 4:08:47 PM
It is a gamble to wait for the 800 series or any new generation; we do not know how much more powerful they will be.

Your old cards will still have value, you can sell those and buy a new one if you want to then.

The jump will never be that large, as shown from previous new releases and it will not displace any current kings in price-performance due to increased price due to demand in the first few months. So if you wanted to wait for the 800 series, not only will you have to wait the 6-8 months for it to come but you will have to wait at least a few more months for it to be worthwhile. Get what you feel is a good card that will make you happy now and don't look back.
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#8Rodders_(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2014 4:20:00 PM
I understand the prices are a joke when new hardware comes out, with that in mind I think it would be a good idea to go sli just to get me through that extra period before the prices level out on the 800 series. I actually thought to do 1440p I was going to need 2x 780ti
#9Dollarman_2005Posted 3/25/2014 4:26:11 PM
I run a single 770 2gb on a 2500k with a 1440p monitor. Pending what's in the background, can vary from 40-60 on mostly high with some medium settings. What's worth noting is the lack of a necessity for anything over 2x AA, so you can still crank up settings for the most part and get good FPS.

That being said, I wish I had another card.
#10SlaynPosted 3/25/2014 4:44:13 PM
I have a GTX660 SLI and it runs 1440p decently. I can usually run games at 2-4x AA and at high. I don't really need ultra, 1440p is so smooth anyway. It is comparable to a GTX680. Vram certainly isn't a limiting factor IMO.
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