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Running a 3440 x 1440.

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by n3wbi379, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. n3wbi379

    n3wbi379 Member

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    Hello fellow members... been a awhile since iv posted.

    Need some help fron those who are still in the game.

    Bought my son a new monitor running a res of 3440 x 1440.
    My current gtx680 wont run that res..... what are my best options with out killing the piggy bank.

    Cheers
     
  2. vitagen

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    I just sold my 1080ti... regret it as I got a 1070ti now and it's ok definately passable.

    Helps if you got g sync. I would go for a 1080 or a 1080ti if you can stretch it.

    But I guess even a 1070 will be a massive upgrade from your 680
     
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    I was thinking of running 1070 in sli?
     
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    1060/RX580 tbh. If you can afford more, just hold out for next month and get a discounted 1080Ti.
     
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    I'm looking at second hand atm. Won't be going new.
    1080ti won't drop that much straight away !!!!!
    Not to sure I ca n wait a month.
     
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    Yeah, maybe some simple games, and still good for browsing or watching movies.
    This looks like a 4K screen, probably need at least GTX1070Ti/1080... ideally GTX1080Ti...
    There should be some reviews on YT of SLI, not sure if it's worth it.
     
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    It'd help in knowing what your son will be doing with the screen.

    i.e. Youtube, Netflix

    or Gaming, in which case which ones?
     
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    Do you want higher details in newer games? Just go for a 1080TI. I've gone 980, 1070, 1080, 1080ti.... lol
     
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    Yep it mostly depends on the games your son is playing (or looking forward to playing)

    The 680 Will probably smash put mine craft. But battle field 5 on ultra... not so much.

    Aim for a 1070 or 1070ti and see how you go, might just have to turn some settings down. I would avoid SLI if you can (coming from someone with an SLI setup)

    You would be better off with a single 1080 or 1080ti then 1070’s in SLI

    But again this is all depending on what games he wants to play
     
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    Depends on refresh rate and if it has G-Sync (because fps drops less annoying with G-Sync)

    If its 60hz a 1070 will do job very nicely, if its 100hz id go a 1080ti. If it has G-Sync you might get away with 1080.

    Avoid SLI and the very low percentage of games that support it well (if at all).
     
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    Cool.. Thanks guys.

    It's a 100hz monitor that supports G Sync.

    He wants to play most common 1st player shooter. Counter strike, Doom etc.

    Since its getting set up I might start playing some battlefield too.
     
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    If possible a 1080 as a minimum for a little future proofing. But even a 1080ti will struggle on some games at that Res.
     
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    Yep 1070 as an absolute minimum, 1080 to make sure you’re always hitting that 100fps at high settings, you might battle with ultra in some games
     
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    mat eeven my 1080 2ghz oc wont run 3k res
    your better off just getting a 1080ti cheap they about $500usd now
     
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    Ok looks like a 1080ti it is or should I just wait for the new Nvidia cards to come out. Not sure I wanna spend that kind of cash tho.

    Also what's the best way to run it... HDMI???
    Been out of the game that long lol.

    Appreciate all the help.
     
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    HDMI wont run that res/refresh, have to be displayport.

    is 1080ti's on FS section here quite often now, seen as low as $700.. non ray-tracing performance of 20 series will determine how hard 1080ti drop but I have a feeling the 2080 wont be much quicker so 1080ti might still be in high demand.
     
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    I'd push for a 1080ti for that res/100hz/gsync. I run a 3440x1440 100hz gsync, 1080ti still struggles at higher detail settings. If it were me, I'd wait until the 20 series hits local retail stores, should be able to get a 1080ti a bit cheaper than current prices.
     
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    the beauty of 3440x1440 is you can also run 2560x1440 with 1:1 pixel mapping and not lose any clarity, just makes it 16:9 with black bars instead of 21:9 and a nice FPS boost.
     
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