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34" UW, Need to Supplement w/GPU

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I purchased an LG34UC88-b monitor and absolutely love the thing, however my GPU is completely lacking as I have been waiting for the massive storms to clear. Currently have a completely new build less the GPU which is why I am here.

Here's my dilemma, the monitor is incredible but it is Freesync afterall (didn't want to drop an extra $320ish for a Gsync monitor) so I was kind of attached to getting an AMD GPU. After watching a ton of benchmark reviews of the 480 etc, it seems like a fantastic card and all for the price but the 1070 blows it out of the water (yes I know its twice as much). Crossfire/SLI is not an option as I feel games don't support this and it causes more headache than its worth.

So here's my question.. should I wait for the AIB 480s to drop in order to utilize my monitors freesync capabilities or just forget the whole freesync thing, save up a little more, and go for a 1070 down the line. I can't wait for vega (currently running a GTX 760) so that isn't an option. I don't need to max every graphical setting but I dropped a good amount of coin on my new build and want to bring the GPU up to par.

Would I be doing myself a disservice by pairing the 34" UW (freesync) monitor with a Nvidia GPU? What would be the performance difference with an AMD 480 and Freesync enabled vs. a 1070 and no sync to speak of?
post #2 of 7
How long are you looking to keep your new card? There's a sale on XFX FuryX at newegg that drives my 34" 1440p just fine for about the same cost as current pricing on 1070.
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post #3 of 7
And nice choice with the monitor. Upgrading to 34" UW 1440p is a great experience smile.gif
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post #4 of 7
i nearly took that route myself , but having used a 32 monitor beforehand, made me realise that all i would gain was width. So i took the 40'' 4k route, fantastic biggrin.gif


But it s all down to preference - enjoy thumb.gif
post #5 of 7
The RX480 is definitely under powered for such resolution.
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what games do you play?

post #7 of 7
agree but at a 60hz 4k res i could still play fc3, gta etc - but i could also change the res down to 2k and obtain higher fps . Thats why chose 40 4k over 34" UW 1440p thumb.gif
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