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So like the title says I got a Asus 670 gtx 4gb direct cu II And now that samsung have the cheap Ultra HD U28D590 I am thinking about getting one in the next few months or so on my 'new rig' in my signature. The specs for the card do say up to above the UHD rez. But I am wondering how its going to do with games at this rez ? Anyone had any experience or know of anyone that's played with this sort of thing yet?

I guess I could go for a SLI 2nd card set up but its still £300 for one of these cards so not exactly cheap! Not got allot of spare cash after buying the monitor so cant buy a mega new card...any thoughts? thanks.
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You could compromise and go 2560x1440.

What games do you play?
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for the price of that mediocre Samsung 4k, you could a top of the range 1440p monitor, or a high end one+ a second 670. 4K with no budget for an appropriate gpu wouldn't make any sense anyway.
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So like the title says I got a Asus 670 gtx 4gb direct cu II And now that samsung have the cheap Ultra HD U28D590 I am thinking about getting one in the next few months or so on my 'new rig' in my signature. The specs for the card do say up to above the UHD rez. But I am wondering how its going to do with games at this rez ? Anyone had any experience or know of anyone that's played with this sort of thing yet?

I guess I could go for a SLI 2nd card set up but its still £300 for one of these cards so not exactly cheap! Not got allot of spare cash after buying the monitor so cant buy a mega new card...any thoughts? thanks.

4gb on a 256 bit memory bus you wont get more than 2.3gb vram

sli the cards to use the 4gb properly or invest in a 780 or r9 290
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So like the title says I got a Asus 670 gtx 4gb direct cu II And now that samsung have the cheap Ultra HD U28D590 I am thinking about getting one in the next few months or so on my 'new rig' in my signature. The specs for the card do say up to above the UHD rez. But I am wondering how its going to do with games at this rez ? Anyone had any experience or know of anyone that's played with this sort of thing yet?

I guess I could go for a SLI 2nd card set up but its still £300 for one of these cards so not exactly cheap! Not got allot of spare cash after buying the monitor so cant buy a mega new card...any thoughts? thanks.

4gb on a 256 bit memory bus you wont get more than 2.3gb vram

What?
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You could compromise and go 2560x1440.

What games do you play?

Possibly its just the samsung seems like the best monitor at the moment...like the looks of alien isolation coming in october I will try some 4k video of course and older games but yer would be nice to play some new games at playable FPS obviously im not expecting ultra settings or anything!

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for the price of that mediocre Samsung 4k, you could a top of the range 1440p monitor, or a high end one+ a second 670. 4K with no budget for an appropriate gpu wouldn't make any sense anyway.

Is it mediocre? I have not seen a proper review yet. Here is the monitor : http://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/faith/samsung-unloads-60hz-4k-tv-through-ocuk-at-499/ People are saying it very good in forums. Trouble is as well I cant get to look at any monitors above the normal 1920 x 1080 yet as well so I cant see what the difference is yet frown.gif . So your thinking the 670 even with its 4GB Vram wont do well at all even mid settings at 4k on new ish games? Thanks
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4gb on a 256 bit memory bus you wont get more than 2.3gb vram

sli the cards to use the 4gb properly or invest in a 780 or r9 290

so I would have 8GB VRAM total and only 4.6 working in SLI?
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I wouldn't go 4k yet. The GTX 670 does not have to power to run heavy games at that resolution and good detail. Also there is the issue with 30Hz cap. Currently the only way to get 4k 60Hz is to use diplayport MST and that form a driver perspective works like two monitor surround which means it has lots of compatibility issues with games.

So IMO this is not a good time to go for 4k. If you get an 4k monitor now you will hate your self when GPU's/monitors with HDMI 2.0 and Displayport 1.3 support roll out.
    
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I wouldn't go 4k yet. The GTX 670 does not have to power to run heavy games at that resolution and good detail. Also there is the issue with 30Hz cap. Currently the only way to get 4k 60Hz is to use diplayport MST and that form a driver perspective works like two monitor surround which means it has lots of compatibility issues with games.

So IMO this is not a good time to go for 4k. If you get an 4k monitor now you will hate your self when GPU's/monitors with HDMI 2.0 and Displayport 1.3 support roll out.
The Sammy 4k uses SST....
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You could compromise and go 2560x1440.

What games do you play?

Possibly its just the samsung seems like the best monitor at the moment...like the looks of alien isolation coming in october I will try some 4k video of course and older games but yer would be nice to play some new games at playable FPS obviously im not expecting ultra settings or anything!

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Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post

for the price of that mediocre Samsung 4k, you could a top of the range 1440p monitor, or a high end one+ a second 670. 4K with no budget for an appropriate gpu wouldn't make any sense anyway.

Is it mediocre? I have not seen a proper review yet. Here is the monitor : http://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/faith/samsung-unloads-60hz-4k-tv-through-ocuk-at-499/ People are saying it very good in forums. Trouble is as well I cant get to look at any monitors above the normal 1920 x 1080 yet as well so I cant see what the difference is yet frown.gif . So your thinking the 670 even with its 4GB Vram wont do well at all even mid settings at 4k on new ish games? Thanks

Mid settings would be fine, OCNers have a bad habit of overestimating the graphics power you really need. I can't speak for 4k, but I ran 2560x1440 on a single 1GB 6850 for a short time, and it was fine. You just can't be OCD, and have to pick your settings intelligently... Use SMAA instead of MSAA, turn off taxing settings while leaving textures maxed, tweak ini files, etc.

The Samsung 4k display certainly isn't "mediocre", but it is a TN display. I'd rather have 1440p IPS/96hz for $350 than 4k TN/60hz for $700, but there's nothing wrong with the Samsung.
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