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So I'm running this monitor off an ancient GTX 580 at 30fps. With every passing day it gets harder to tolerate when pretty much any GPU can run Windows at 60 fps. Since there is support for Freesync, I've been waiting for AMD Vega. From what I've seen the RX 480 just isn't good enough for this monitor (although it's better than what I have currently.) Should I give in to Nvidia Pascal or is Freesync worth the wait?
FreeSync is definitely not worth waiting for 6+ months, especially if you are on GPU that cannot even display 3440x1440 60 Hz and you are locked to 30 Hz.
From my experience FreeSync is just secondary addition, nowhere near to be game changer or any meaningful feature that should determine your purchase decisions.
What is your performance goal and how much you planned to spend on Vega?
In my opinion, if you are looking somewhere near mid-end (~GTX 980 performance) then get yourself Sapphire Fury Nitro, they are on very nice discounts right now, you can get one for around 310 USD in US and 315-320 EUR in Europe (from Germany, caseking.de)
If you want a bit more, 980 Ti can be had in some discounts, or GTX 1070 is also a good option, you can be sure that AMD is not going to beat price/perf of $400 priced 1070/980 Ti in any significant way with Vega.
If you are looking for high-end performance, then you don't have any options right now. GTX 1080 is not proper high-end product, it is mid-sized chip priced as high-end one due to lack of competition from AMD, not worth spending that much on it. If you plan to get high-end, wait for 1080 Ti/Vega and meanwhile either get yourself the cheapest GPU that can display 3440x1440 at 60 Hz or just get Fury and sell it once Vega/1080 Ti is out. You shouldn't lose much value during those ~6 months if you get it for $300.Edited by Krzych04650 - 9/25/16 at 3:20am