Man the 1440p has to be the best upgrade I have made. Finally something for my 690 to do and not just sit at around 50% usage. Now I'm hitting upper 80% on both GPUs with my temps staying around 31. So far i'm impressed.
I kept my eye on MicroCenters website for open boxes on these. One showed up and boom picked it right up.
My build is complete.
Thanks for the welcome
We always upgrade our GPUs and be happy with GPU usage but what really really shows the beauty of those GPUs are the MONITORS we game on. 1440p + IPS panel is one of the best gaming setups in our genre. It will not be outdated soon as well so we are safe for the next 2-3 years for sure. Probably even further.
And the GPU usage rise in your situation seems just about right. Switching to 1440p from 1080p made me lose FPS about 30-40% depending on the game.
Well some games I play are stable 60 fps in 1080p or 1440p, but in 1440p the GPU usage increased roughly 30-40% as well.
1440p screen is an eye candy.
I was a sucker for 120hz gaming and I still admit that 120hz gaming is smoother than 60hz. But 1440p looks so much better than 1080p so I can not see myself downgrading to 1080p again.
However I am thinking of getting a 3D monitor to enjoy 3Dvision as well.
It has so many issues but still some games are fun with it.