Upgrade
Written by: warcraft1996 - 18:00 Nov-06-2017

Hello everyone, thanks for reading and helping in advance.

I'm wondering what i need to upgrade to get the biggest boost in fps, seeing as my monitor is a 2k 165hz refresh rate monitor, even my setup can just about handle it in high quality with new games.

 

Specs:

CPU: I7 4790k

GPU:MSI Geforce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB

RAM: D332GB 1600-10 Vengeance XMP K4 COR

 

Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q Zwart

 

 

 

 


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i think you should wait for few years for the best upgrade

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That rig is about as good as it's going to get. You can add a second GPU and hope for the best with SLI but most games rarely support it, or if they do usually don't utilize the second GPU very well. Worst case scenario, you get worse performance, like in that latest Batman game from WB. So really, your best bet would be to get a GTX 1080ti. But honestly, your current setup should crush 95% of games on the market, so I wouldn't even consider upgrading worth it really.

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Thank you, guess i'll wait for the next nvidia line up.

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Your GPU is the limitation. At the same clock speeds and core/thread count, Haswell/Devil's Canyon gets 95% of the gaming performance of skylake/kabylake/coffeelake, so it's not much use to upgrade.


If you are referring to 1920x1080 as 2k, then a gtx 1080ti is enough for your 165Hz monitor, assuming you want to hit that 165fps(NOT that you need it, but it's your choice).


If you are referring to 2560x1440 as 2k(as many people do), then that's 2.5k to start with an you will need to SLI your gtx 1080 or sli gtx 1080Tis and hope for the best, because multi-GPU support in the form of SLI and Crossfire has been terrible for the past 2-4 years in terms of game developers optimizing their games for it at least most games have poor support for it and AMD and Nvidia are doing a push against it

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1080p and 2k are two totally separate things.


"According to official reference material, DCI and industry standards do not officially recognize 1080p as a 2K resolution in literature concerning 2K and 4K resolution."

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yes technically I believe 2k was originally 2054x1536, but still. I dislike the 2k, 4k, 8k and so on namings as they are unclear and many people have a different perception of them, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p are much more clear, especially after you mention the aspect ratio.

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yes i meant 1440p or 2560x1440.
Thank you for your elaborate response,


Guess the best i can do is hope that the new line up of nvidia is a big upgrade.

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I doubt, unless AMD brings something big out, the next gtx x80 might even be smaller die size(200mm2, cuz why not?) than the current one which already is a mid-range GPU that has been overpriced to oblivion, I mean the gtx 560 had a 312mm2 die and costed 250$, the gtx 1080 has a 300mm2 die and costed 700$ at launch, but they are priced at what people are blindly willing to pay for. :/

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try SLI?

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so, it's the gpu?

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