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Hi,

on average I would say no. The 1060 is more of a 1080p card. You'll need at least a 1070/Vega 56.
 

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Sadly with a 1060 that is a no.
You would be struggling a bit with a 1070 too.
I would say only a 1080 would be ok, but not perfect in every game.
The 1060 just does not have enough juice.
 

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alright thanks, I could probably do OK at 1080 for a 120hz monitor though ?
That extra 60fps is asking a lot from a 1060, but on some lower graphically intense games (CS:GO), yes. Again, generally, 1080p/60fps for a 1060.
 

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That extra 60fps is asking a lot from a 1060, but on some lower graphically intense games (CS:GO), yes. Again, generally, 1080p/60fps for a 1060.
Agreed :
GTX1060 : 1080p/60fps
GTX1070 : 1080p/120fps or 1440p/60fps
GTX1080 : 1440p/120fps
GTX1080Ti : 4k/60fps or 1440p/144fps+

This is for AAA titles with a bit of headroom.
 

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Just because you can't hit 120 fps at 1440p w. high settings doesn't mean you shouldn't consider purchasing the 120hz monitor.

If you play any older games, it will be achievable.

120hz+ monitors typically have very low input lag.

Content creation / work will be smoother.

Lots of reasons to have a 120hz.

I use my 100hz 1440p QNIX with my GTX 780 still, which is probably on par or slower than a 1060.
 

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The most important question is, what game are you playing

I had used a 970 (inferior to a 1060) with a 1440p/144hz monitor and would have done it again
 

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Acer XB270HU/XB271HU -- 27" 1440p 144Hz G-Sync.

I ran a 1080 with an overclocked 6600K and mostly stayed above 90FPS with all in-game details maxed out. Still using the same monitor (XB270HU) with Heatripper Threadkiller and getting higher frame rates. I want to go 4K but need to wait for higher-refresh models to become available.
 

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Guys you don't need to push 120fps to get the advantages that 120hz brings. Hell the reduced screen tearing and faster response makes it worth it alone...



Also my old R9 290 had no problems playing games at 1440p. Even newer games, sure it wasn't 100+ FPS. A GTX1060 will still handle 1440p just fine. Honestly 1440p is the best thing you can do for your computer. 1080p sucks... On the desktop it is super cramped on a large screen (24"+). Games look great at 1440p, and with a high refresh rate the game are super smooth. Now sure you can get a 1080p 144hz+ TN panel for cheap, but why limit yourself to 1080p.


The only people that don't push for 100hz+ monitors are the people that never experienced them....
And same goes for 1440p, the move from 1080p is HUGE. Just HUGE. More so on just the avg day to day experience than purely gaming. The Desktop Experience at 1440p is perfect, at 27". If the PPI was any higher you would need to use scaling (like using a 4K 27-30" monitor would require).

100hz+ if you want the best gaming experiance
1440p if you want the best desktop experience.
Get both if you want best of both worlds.

Just don't get a 60hz monitor....
 

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The most important question is, what game are you playing

I had used a 970 (inferior to a 1060) with a 1440p/144hz monitor and would have done it again
Currently I am playing Warhammer: Vermintide 2, borderlands 2 again, total war: WARHAMMER II, some ark and L4D2 as well. I'm all over the place lol.
 

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Currently I am playing Warhammer: Vermintide 2, borderlands 2 again, total war: WARHAMMER II, some ark and L4D2 as well. I'm all over the place lol.
The way I look at is is there are high demand games and low demand games.

The high demand games no single GPU will run at >70FPS at 1440p
The low demand games most mid range GPUs will run at 100+ fps at 1440p

You have a mix of both, For example L4D2 and Borderlands 2 you will easily get 100+ FPS, Warhammer 2 you wont get 100fps, but nor will a 1070/1080 anyway.

The one thing I like about having higher refresh monitors is that when you play older/ less demanding titles your extra GPU horsepower never goes to waste! so its a win win
 

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The way I look at is is there are high demand games and low demand games.

The high demand games no single GPU will run at >70FPS at 1440p
The low demand games most mid range GPUs will run at 100+ fps at 1440p

You have a mix of both, For example L4D2 and Borderlands 2 you will easily get 100+ FPS, Warhammer 2 you wont get 100fps, but nor will a 1070/1080 anyway.

The one thing I like about having higher refresh monitors is that when you play older/ less demanding titles your extra GPU horsepower never goes to waste! so its a win win
Right, now on the games where i won't be hitting those 100+ frames, what will I notice on a 120hz monitor compared to a 60hz ? will there be any strange happenings, or discomfort of any sort, or the same as a 60hz?
 

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Right, now on the games where i won't be hitting those 100+ frames, what will I notice on a 120hz monitor compared to a 60hz ? will there be any strange happenings, or discomfort of any sort, or the same as a 60hz?
Same
 

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Right, now on the games where i won't be hitting those 100+ frames, what will I notice on a 120hz monitor compared to a 60hz ? will there be any strange happenings, or discomfort of any sort, or the same as a 60hz?
You can run a game at 60fps and still have a much better experience @120hz than on a 60hz screen....

Every is just better. Hell moving your mouse around just feels better... If you never used a high refresh rate monitor before it is kinda hard to really know the feel. But you will never watch a Youtube video or a Post where after moving to a high refresh rate monitor where the person did not notice it or want to go back to using a 60hz screen.


For me other than the very noticeable smoothness of the picture, the less Motion blur that is going on, and faster response times. One of my Favorite aspects of high refresh rate monitors is how they get rid of screen tearing. Not to say that it still cant happen or doesn't happen. But I hate using VSync, but with a 60hz screen you almost have to use it.... I've never used a 60hz screen that didn't tear like mad without vsync, as pushing 60fps+ isn't hard.. I don't need to use VSync in games with my 100hz monitor, I rarely get tearing... Pushing more than 100fps @ 3440x1440 isn't easy, and even the games that do still don't seem to tear (overwatch, CS:GO). To me that is worth every penny.


People that think you need to run more than 60fps to get usage out of a 120hz+ monitor has clearly never used one...

I've been using high refresh rate monitors since they came out. I still have my old 1080p 120hz monitor from the GTX400 series days. When 3D Vision was a thing. First gen 120hz 3D screen... Must be about a decade old now. Haven't used a monitor as my main that was lower than 96hz is pretty much 10 years... I can feel if the monitor for some reason is running at 60hz, not a problem these days. But back in the day after a driver update it wasn't uncommon for a monitor to set itself back to 60hz...
 

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My 1060 has no problem pushing 100fps+ at 1440p, it only depends on what you applications do you run and what insane quality settings do you want. Sure a V64/1080 would be better, well in fact a 1080Ti/Xp/V would be the way to go.

There is no point buying <100Hz monitor in 2018 despite what marketing of companies would like you to. The selection is not good or high quality but the cheap 60Hz monitors suffer the same quality issues anyway. Just don't pay the crazy premiums companies sometimes ask for 100Hz+, wait and hunt down the best price.
 
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