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This isn't the best time to buy I know, but I should have enough money for a good card very soon. I have a 1440p monitor that's only 60 hz.
I have a 7970, would like to upgrade to something that could possibly handle 4k in the future. I wanted to know if a 980 ti would handle things?
 

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I'm stuck in the exact same situation as you with a 280x and a 4k monitor..

980 Ti will beat the pants off of what we have and will get you 60fps in any game I bother with at 1440. Next step up from that is the 1070. Issue is on ebay 980 Tis are going for 1070 prices.. I can't bring myself to pay that much for a used card that's out of warranty :(.. The thing is from 2015!

For 4k at this point I'd be waiting for something with a little more oomph.. 1080Ti performance for a humane price is what I'm waiting for now. Ridiculous considering the age of these cards. Not that the 980 Ti can't handle 4k, It's just not what I would buy for "future 4k gaming".
 

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This isn't the best time to buy I know, but I should have enough money for a good card very soon. I have a 1440p monitor that's only 60 hz.
I have a 7970, would like to upgrade to something that could possibly handle 4k in the future. I wanted to know if a 980 ti would handle things?
980Ti? No. A 1080Ti minimum for 4k, the faster the better, ideally you would get the best GPU available for 4k.

Wait a year then decide.
 

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980Ti? No. A 1080Ti minimum for 4k, the faster the better, ideally you would get the best GPU available for 4k.

Wait a year then decide.
I agree, my 1080Ti can't handle some 4K games at 60 FPS right now (DX:MD and Dying Light being two such titles).
 

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OK so scratch 4k, if I wanted to game at 1440p only ultra everything..... 980ti? Do I need 8gb vram or is 6 enough?
 

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OK so scratch 4k, if I wanted to game at 1440p only ultra everything..... 980ti? Do I need 8gb vram or is 6 enough?
Minimum 1070.
 

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Minimum 1070.
980ti and 1070 are not far off.

Honestly ultra everything is a loose term. Nothing is going to fix a games broken ultra settings. In those cases even a 1080ti will fall victim.


I actually had no problem with my 290 @1440p, I only upgraded to my gtx1080 to run at higher settings and for a few more fps. More or less just wanted something new. My 290 had no problem with high-ultra settings for most games. And the 290 OCed is more on a GTX970 level.... Everything was smooth and always looked great.


A 980ti has no problem pushing 1440p as a res, only the game settings will slow the game down on that card. Same can be said about a R9 290, it isn't the res holding back the card, It is game settings.

A GTX780 for example is not a good 1440p card for example, it may be able to handle it. And while it worked fine on some of the older games, the card just isn't built for 1440p damn the settings. Same goes for a 7970. It may have the VRAM but the card just isn't suited for it. These cards are best used on a 1080p.


You are still going to get a high framerate at 1440p with a 980ti. Period!
Don't fool yourselves.
 

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980ti and 1070 are not far off.

Honestly ultra everything is a loose term. Nothing is going to fix a games broken ultra settings. In those cases even a 1080ti will fall victim.

I actually had no problem with my 290 @1440p, I only upgraded to my gtx1080 to run at higher settings and for a few more fps. More or less just wanted something new. My 290 had no problem with high-ultra settings for most games. And the 290 OCed is more on a GTX970 level.... Everything was smooth and always looked great.

A 980ti has no problem pushing 1440p as a res, only the game settings will slow the game down on that card. Same can be said about a R9 290, it isn't the res holding back the card, It is game settings.

A GTX780 for example is not a good 1440p card for example, it may be able to handle it. And while it worked fine on some of the older games, the card just isn't built for 1440p damn the settings. Same goes for a 7970. It may have the VRAM but the card just isn't suited for it. These cards are best used on a 1080p.

You are still going to get a high framerate at 1440p with a 980ti. Period!
Don't fool yourselves.
I agree w/what you wrote except for one game: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. I can't maintain 60 FPS at 1440P in that game on my 1080Ti (with MSAA on) and there are games already that will use more than 6 GiB of VRAM.
 
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