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I have a new build with only room for one GPU. The desktop is going in my living room with the intent of being a console replacement. I'm buying a new tv soon and intend on getting a 4k tv.

What card should I get?

I was thinking about a GTX 770 with 4GB of memory. From what I have read around, it will not be able to handle 4k. IF I was to buy a card that can handle 4k, what options do I have?

If I get a card that can handle 4k, what performance should I expect?

If I choose not to get a card that can not handle 4k, it would clearly be able to handle 1080p with anything I throw at it. Would I be able to up the resolution to 4k for less intense games and and then lower it back to 1080p for more intense games? (Assuming I have the 770 I previously mentioned?

Overall, what would look better, a game running at 1080 at the highest settings, or 4k running at lower settings ( I assume 1080 at high settings)

Anything else I should weigh into this decision?

Also note It till be cooled with a 240x30mm water-cooling radiator with dual gentle typhoon AP-14 fans in a push configuration.
post #2 of 21
If you have the cash then a 780Ti, but considering the price difference, the 290X does pretty darn well in the 4k benchmarks http://www.legitreviews.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-amd-radeon-r9-290x-at-4k-ultra-hd_130055
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post #3 of 21
I say 290 or 290x.
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post #4 of 21
I definitely wouldn't go the 770 route. I'd go with either a 290 or 780 as a minimum.

Personally going with a couple of 290s...that will oddly enough likely make it here before my monitor does. lol.
 
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post #5 of 21
The r9 290 there is a his r9 290 for 399usd(non ref)
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If I was to throw a curve ball in here and say the entire system needs to run on a 520w gold Platinum psu? Originally I was trying to build an energy efficient build so was trying to see what I could do with a small psu. Which is why I settled on the 770. And why I'm interested in the quality differences and such. So I'm still not sure which way to go... But for sure getting a 4k tv either way
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A 770gtx 4gb is a joke it has a price very near to the r9 290 and there is a 21% diff in performance at 1080(dont remember at 4k) plus you would be using a 256bits bus which loaded in a certain quantity of vram there would be a bit lower performance than a 384bits bus or a 512 bits bus
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Wait for new gpus that supports hdmi 2.0 till that time just get a cheap gpu for now
Since today's gpus dosen't support hdmi 2.0 so young be able to get 60 FPS and u will be kept at 30 FPS using today's gpus because of lack of hdmi
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Originally Posted by TAr View Post

Wait for new gpus that supports hdmi 2.0 till that time just get a cheap gpu for now
Since today's gpus dosen't support hdmi 2.0 so young be able to get 60 FPS and u will be kept at 30 FPS using today's gpus because of lack of hdmi

anything with display port can push 4k @ 60fps. Depends on the card(s) if it actually has the horsepower to do so though.
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post #10 of 21
A 770 although a very good card, will struggle to sustain playable frames at 4k ~8.25 million pixels.

770 is a great card for 1080p resolution. If I were looking at 4k monitor, I'd start at 780 SLI/R9 290 Crossfire at the least.

Right now I run a single 770 at 1440p, and can run games at decent setting/fps, but some games like AC4, MLL, could really use more gpu horsepower.
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