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Planning on getting a 27" 2560x1440 Monitor for gaming What GPU should i get

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January 22, 2014 3:42:44 PM

Hello i am planning on getting a 27" 2560x1440 Monitor for gaming and was wondering if i should do this.

Get 1 780 ti and then later down the road get another for 2 way SLI (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...)

Or Get 2 770s and SLI them and wait for the new 790 and Titan Black and not waste alot of money on the 780 ti's (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...)

Here is the monitor i plan on gaming on its a 27" 2560x1440 IPS 6ms Gaming monitor (http://overlordcomputer.com/collections/27-monitors/pro...)
if you could recommend better monitors that would be awesome.

So any suggestions on what set up i should do if i wish to game on 2560x1440 and have 60+ fps on all the newest games at "MAX SETTINGS"

is it smart to just get the best GPU and not worry about SLI? because i have heard that SLI can cause problems.

any information + help is greatly appreciated Thank you for taking you're time to help!
January 22, 2014 3:57:50 PM

For a single monitor i would just drop in a single 780 or 780 ti or gtx titan. Would be more than enough. I'm running triple 1920x1080 screens on a single gtx titan and can max out everything except on crysis 3 where i need to turn down AA a bit.
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January 22, 2014 3:58:45 PM

just throwing out there, you should absolutely not buy a 1440p monitor just yet. Sometime in Q2, 2014, Asus will be releasing a 1440p, 120Hz monitor with a strobed backlight AND g-sync for 800. This monitor is going to absolutely blow away ANY competing 1440p monitor, including an overclocked IPS panel. Anything else is going to be an absolute waste of money.

In addition, you aren't going to need 60fps at max settings, because g-sync will let lower framerates feel just as smooth. (And remember that games like crysis 3 are designed to be played smoothly at lower framerates, so 30fps with g-sync will feel smooth as butter.)

SLI can have some issues, but not huge ones - but with g-sync you don't need it. On competitive shooters, ect, you have a strobed baclkight at 120Hz to play competitively, and will be able to max out those sorts of games no problem. When playing games that take more graphics muscle to max out, that's fine, because you can use g-sync and it'll still be smooth.

I would recommend a 780ti or 780, personally.
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January 22, 2014 4:01:17 PM

The 780ti would run everything on max at 1440p,
2 770's in sli perform better than the 780 but it might be a hassle since
on some games sli is not optimized, and will underperform.
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January 22, 2014 4:04:03 PM

DarkSable said:
just throwing out there, you should absolutely not buy a 1440p monitor just yet. Sometime in Q2, 2014, Asus will be releasing a 1440p, 120Hz monitor with a strobed backlight AND g-sync for 800. This monitor is going to absolutely blow away ANY competing 1440p monitor, including an overclocked IPS panel. Anything else is going to be an absolute waste of money.

In addition, you aren't going to need 60fps at max settings, because g-sync will let lower framerates feel just as smooth. (And remember that games like crysis 3 are designed to be played smoothly at lower framerates, so 30fps with g-sync will feel smooth as butter.)

SLI can have some issues, but not huge ones - but with g-sync you don't need it. On competitive shooters, ect, you have a strobed baclkight at 120Hz to play competitively, and will be able to max out those sorts of games no problem. When playing games that take more graphics muscle to max out, that's fine, because you can use g-sync and it'll still be smooth.

I would recommend a 780ti or 780, personally.


You are talking about this right? ROG Swift PG278Q (http://rog.asus.com/296652014/news/rog-announces-the-pg...)

i was also looking at that monitor but its a TN panel i wonder how nice it will look and i am looking forward to Nvidia Gsync

but i was planning on getting the Tempest X270OC_AG - Anti-Glare for now untill that monitor comes down in price because 800$ is alot for a TN panel with gsync . IPS looks really nice its why i wanted a IPS one

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January 22, 2014 4:06:00 PM

sunder25 said:
The 780ti would run everything on max at 1440p,
2 770's in sli perform better than the 780 but it might be a hassle since
on some games sli is not optimized, and will underperform.


can't run 60+ fps according to this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-...

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January 22, 2014 4:09:45 PM

Konane said:
sunder25 said:
The 780ti would run everything on max at 1440p,
2 770's in sli perform better than the 780 but it might be a hassle since
on some games sli is not optimized, and will underperform.


can't run 60+ fps according to this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-...



45 fps is quite playable with vsync on as far as I'm concerned.
So, it depends on what your standards are.
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January 22, 2014 4:13:53 PM

sunder25 said:
Konane said:
sunder25 said:
The 780ti would run everything on max at 1440p,
2 770's in sli perform better than the 780 but it might be a hassle since
on some games sli is not optimized, and will underperform.


can't run 60+ fps according to this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-...



45 fps is quite playable with vsync on as far as I'm concerned.
So, it depends on what your standards are.


well doesn't v sync sync your monitor to your refresh rate what ever that may be so if its 60HZ wont i need to be able to do 60+ fps for it to look nice with no stuttering and stuff like that?

(most monitors are 60hz)

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January 22, 2014 4:15:17 PM

I have two gtx 770s in SLi and I run at 1440p on one of the generic korean panels overclocked to 120Hz. This setup runs beautifully, but as the others have mentioned there is some sli hiccups (i.e, framerate drops) in games like AC4, Crysis 3, BF 4 (when run at max settings), but for the most part all games run well over 60 fps when on thier highest settings. The only thing that might be a concern for you is the high power draw that comes from running these cards in SLi. I cannot go back to 1080p now that I have experienced 1440p lol.
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January 22, 2014 4:18:27 PM

Konane said:
sunder25 said:
Konane said:
sunder25 said:
The 780ti would run everything on max at 1440p,
2 770's in sli perform better than the 780 but it might be a hassle since
on some games sli is not optimized, and will underperform.


can't run 60+ fps according to this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-...



45 fps is quite playable with vsync on as far as I'm concerned.
So, it depends on what your standards are.


well doesn't v sync sync your monitor to your refresh rate what ever that may be so if its 60HZ wont i need to be able to do 60+ fps for it to look nice with no stuttering and stuff like that?


Theoretically yes, but in my experience enabling it even when not running 60+ fps smooths out gameplay.
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January 22, 2014 4:25:14 PM

chitradev said:
I have two gtx 770s in SLi and I run at 1440p on one of the generic korean panels overclocked to 120Hz. This setup runs beautifully, but as the others have mentioned there is some sli hiccups (i.e, framerate drops) in games like AC4, Crysis 3, BF 4 (when run at max settings), but for the most part all games run well over 60 fps when on thier highest settings. The only thing that might be a concern for you is the high power draw that comes from running these cards in SLi. I cannot go back to 1080p now that I have experienced 1440p lol.


Ya i like the way IPS looks but i think they are right with the Gsync monitors the OC panels arnt guaranteed 120 hz and ROG swift is 144hz but its TN its a hard decision. Yes i know that SLI will need higher PSU.

So basically its IPS Panel with 60hz native but can be OC'ed to 120hz 6ms response 499.99$ No Gsync 2560x1440 http://overlordcomputer.com/collections/27-monitors/pro...

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TN panel 144hz 1ms response time 2560x1440 with Gysnc 799.99$ but its not out yet price might change http://rog.asus.com/296652014/news/rog-announces-the-pg...
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January 22, 2014 4:47:46 PM

I don't think $800 is too much for the Asus monitor coming out. No other 1440p monitor has come factory at 120hz+, so it's currently the only monitor that offers that. It is also going to have G-Sync, which no other monitors have yet. So I believe the high price is justified, but that's just me.

And initial impressions are that it has really good color for a TN panel. I'd personally wait for it.
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January 22, 2014 4:53:34 PM

trogdor796 said:
I don't think $800 is too much for the Asus monitor coming out. No other 1440p monitor has come factory at 120hz+, so it's currently the only monitor that offers that. It is also going to have G-Sync, which no other monitors have yet. So I believe the high price is justified, but that's just me.

And initial impressions are that it has really good color for a TN panel. I'd personally wait for it.


These are the supported cards for G sync http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/suppo...

but when you look at the specs of the 780 ti and the other cards only the 780 ti supports gsync i hope that that link is right so i can get w.e GPU i want

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January 22, 2014 4:54:02 PM

I think you're putting WAY too much weight on IPS technology. If you have only ever seen cheap tn screens, I can understand why, but lemme throw some things out there from the perspective of someone who uses a photographer's IPS monitor at work and a high quality 120 Hz TN monitor at home.

- a high quality TN screen can easily rival a budge IPS screen for color accuracy.

- IPS looks better at wide viewing angles, but seriously, why does that matter when you're sitting in front of your computer unless you're running a 3-monitor setup?

- TN panels actually look way better if you're playing at night and want the brightness down without lights on in the room... and if you have the brightness on and lights on, it won't reflect nearly as much.

- IPS panels are slow. They have noticable input lag, and the overclocked panels do still have issues that are very noticable when compared to a native 120 Hz monitor.

IPS panels are absolutely superior if you need colour accuracy for work, but for gaming, there is no reason for superiority regarding them.

In addition to this, the Asus has several advantages - notably that for visual games you'll be able to max out everything and g-sync will let your graphics muscle go further, because 30 fps will feel like a steady 45. Then when you're playing competitive games, which are much easier to max out, you'll be able to make use of a 120 Hz screen with a strobed backlight, which is _huge_. In addition, in the future, this monitor is much more future proof, because you'll be able to make full use of its capabilities with a powerful graphics solution.

It will look just as good as a not-overly-expensive IPS panel, it won't have input lag issues, it will let your graphics horsepower stretch farther... to me it's a no-brainer.
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January 22, 2014 4:59:46 PM

DarkSable said:
I think you're putting WAY too much weight on IPS technology. If you have only ever seen cheap tn screens, I can understand why, but lemme throw some things out there from the perspective of someone who uses a photographer's IPS monitor at work and a high quality 120 Hz TN monitor at home.

- a high quality TN screen can easily rival a budge IPS screen for color accuracy.

- IPS looks better at wide viewing angles, but seriously, why does that matter when you're sitting in front of your computer unless you're running a 3-monitor setup?

- TN panels actually look way better if you're playing at night and want the brightness down without lights on in the room... and if you have the brightness on and lights on, it won't reflect nearly as much.

- IPS panels are slow. They have noticable input lag, and the overclocked panels do still have issues that are very noticable when compared to a native 120 Hz monitor.

IPS panels are absolutely superior if you need colour accuracy for work, but for gaming, there is no reason for superiority regarding them.

In addition to this, the Asus has several advantages - notably that for visual games you'll be able to max out everything and g-sync will let your graphics muscle go further, because 30 fps will feel like a steady 45. Then when you're playing competitive games, which are much easier to max out, you'll be able to make use of a 120 Hz screen with a strobed backlight, which is _huge_. In addition, in the future, this monitor is much more future proof, because you'll be able to make full use of its capabilities with a powerful graphics solution.

It will look just as good as a not-overly-expensive IPS panel, it won't have input lag issues, it will let your graphics horsepower stretch farther... to me it's a no-brainer.


Thank your in depth explanation its greatly appreciated And thank you for taking the time time to answer my problem I totally agree with you and i will be waiting to get the ROG swift Thanks! i would have awarded you the solution if i saw this earlier :p 

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January 22, 2014 5:02:05 PM

No worries, mate, I'm just glad I could help!
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