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Poll Results: 4k or a 980ti

 
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    4k with my 970?
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    1080 with a 980ti
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We have no idea when new GPU will come. Also GTX980 Ti while a very good card I would not buy it now. If you must spend get a monitor. GTX970 can play many games at 4K just not many AAA games.
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Monitor now, GPU later.
     
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If you have an OPPO and picture quality is your bag you might consider a 21:9 1440p monitor instead of 4k.

With newer titles calling for a 980ti for 60fps at 1440p I imagine it'll be awhile before you can comfortably max out a newer title and sub-$1000 GPU setup at 4k.
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I would probably stick to what you have now, and save money for next gen GPU and a decent monitor.

I play at 3k resolution with a 970 and have decent results when MSAA is off. But I just dont feel 4k being that good right now when there isn't any capable GPUs that can put out >60fps across many games without sacrifices. I personally dont get wowed by 4k so crippling performance for a single 16:9 monitor isnt worth it to me. I would wait to see what pascal and polaris brings to see if 4k will be worth it.

If you dont feel like waiting, 1440p or 21:9 monitor would me my choice right now and would be decent on a 970.

Thats the one thing im worried about honestly. Been reading alot and its showing that a single 970 rynning 4k will need alot if sacrifice. So lets say this then whats a good 1440p monitor to grab then. My real goal was to just go bigger. 23 inch is nice but i need bigger like a 27. Would 400 be enough for 1440 or do i need more

Usually I can run games at 5760 x 1080 (3K) on Ultra with MSAA off for >60FPS. Sometimes you also need to lower post processing effects or set shadows to high and disable those special game exclusive settings that tank FPS. But games like Fallout 4 and Shadow of Morder cant even run a playable FPS at any settings. Because of this, I wont bother going to 4k until GPUs are over twice the performance of a 980ti without SLI.

I think 1440p is the king of 27" monitors where pixel density is good without killing FPS. I don't have a whole lot of experience with various monitors, so making a new thread suggesting 1440p monitors would be more beneficial. I would try to aim for low latency and higher than 60Hz because the 970 and future GPUs will handle 1440p no problem. Maybe even consider a 21:9 1440p monitor.
Edited by Shaded War - 1/26/16 at 4:50pm
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I am a little concerned now going 4k after much reading. Seems that at 4K with my single 970 im going to have to really dum down settings in games & some AAA games might not even be playable. I am not sure I like that idea. I play alot of Witcher 3 and now tomorrow Tomb Raider. I think I will keep my 970 but grab a bigger 1440p monitor for now and call it a day since 23 inches is getting old.

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If going 4k and a larger screen, 40"+ then you can easily make custom res/aspect ratios and play at lower res.

You can make a full sized 34" 1440p UW, or, 27" 16:9 1440p monitor inside of a 40" 4k display. Of course, that's a pretty big monitor or TV on your desk. I'm hunting around for a 43" 4k tv now. I tested out doing an UW 1080p res on my current 1440p screen and it worked perfectly.

Normal 1440p




1080p UW (A 1080p UW fits inside of a normal 1440p screen, however, on a 27" it's pretty small)


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If going 4k and a larger screen, 40"+ then you can easily make custom res/aspect ratios and play at lower res.

You can make a full sized 34" 1440p UW, or, 27" 16:9 1440p monitor inside of a 40" 4k display. Of course, that's a pretty big monitor or TV on your desk. I'm hunting around for a 43" 4k tv now. I tested out doing an UW 1080p res on my current 1440p screen and it worked perfectly.

Normal 1440p




1080p UW (A 1080p UW fits inside of a normal 1440p screen, however, on a 27" it's pretty small)


There is a problem with those images. If you put them to scale everyone would pick 16:9.
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There is a problem with those images. If you put them to scale everyone would pick 16:9.

If you look at where I circled on the two pictures you can see where the extra side view is added in the second one. If anything, it added width to the viewable image on screen. The size of the pictures being different is a steam thing I guess. Everything was in correct proportions.




     
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If you look at where I circled on the two pictures you can see where the extra side view is added in the second one. If anything, it added width to the viewable image on screen. The size of the pictures being different is a steam thing I guess. Everything was in correct proportions.





I tried to play games 3840x1600p but always go back to 3840x2160p. There is already enough info in 16:9.
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I tried to play games 3840x1600p but always go back to 3840x2160p. There is already enough info in 16:9.

Mainly pointing it out so that the OP knows it's possible to make other res on 4k screens. For games that give issues it's an option. Still want a large screen so that the custom res are good sizes.

Too bad you don't live in my area OP. I'd let you take a look at my 1440p Gsync XB270HU. I'd sell the thing for $400 cash giving you a 27" 1440p and $100 extra. tongue.gif
     
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G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB @ 3600 Samsung 960 evo 500gb m.2 Samsung 850 evo 500GB 1Tb HDD 
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Win 10 pro Acer Predator X34 (34" 21:9 Gsync) DAS Keyboard 4 Professional SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3)  
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Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout with Window Logitech G700s ONKYO TX-NR525 (Receiver) Polk Audio CS2 Series II (Center) 
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Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II (x4) Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 (12" Sub) 
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i5 4790k MSI Z97A Gaming 6 EVGA 1050 Ti Corsair Vegence Pro 16gb (2400) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V300 (OS) Seagate 1tb hybrid hdd Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
XB270HU (1440p/144Hz/Gsync) RM850 Rosewill R5 
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