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1440p and 144/120hz.

Why 120hz? Nvidia cards do not drop to proper idle states when running 144hz on the desktop, and can create some nasty idle temps with a lot of the AIB partner cards that shut the fans off below a certain temp. My ACX SC was idling at ~62c until I finally remembered the issue with the refresh rate.

Aside from that, any game I own pretty much runs at 120 fps with very rare dips below 100 fps, so I'm definitely gonna go with everyone else and agree on the 1440p 120/144hz.
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post #22 of 27
I just bought a 1440p 165hz acer predator for my 1080.

BF4 and hardline get 140-165fps (gsync limit) on Ultra. Battlefront gets 120-150 on Ultra.

The divison gets 90fps avg on Ultra.

GTA V online gets about 120avg on all max except AA (2x)

Don't forget...gsync makes games amazing. You no longer need max fps. I came fro ma crossfire setup on a 144hz TN panel, and games only looked smooth is they ran near maximum settings.

The 1080 destroys my crossfire setup in terms of performance, and smoothness as well, thanks to gsync.
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I'm running the Dell U3415W with my GTX 1080 (3440x1440).thumb.gif
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Wish I could afford a predator! I am considering either the rog swift ips 1440p or the Acer ips 1440p gsync.

They are both around 700. Any advice between those?
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Wish I could afford a predator! I am considering either the rog swift ips 1440p or the Acer ips 1440p gsync.

They are both around 700. Any advice between those?

From what I've seen in terms of quality issues the acer is the safer option.
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post #27 of 27
1080 works fine for 4K, you just have to run it without AA and turn down a few settings with marginal benefit from ultra on some extra demanding games. my single FE @2050/5500 runs Armored Warfare at full Ultra+MSAA 60 FPS without issue on my 32" Benq 4K.



Waiting for 1080Ti or Titan Y is good, but that means half a year or more without the glory of 4K.

If you don't want 4K, 3440X1440/100 FPS or 2440X1440/144 FPS monitor should work.
Edited by sherlock - 6/23/16 at 11:11am
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