Monitor for GTX 1070 - 1080p or 1440p - 144hz

Hi All,

I am planning to get a MSI 1070 Gaming X for Christmas if I can find a good deal but I was also thinking to upgrade my monitor early next year. Currently I have a 21' 1080p 60hz. I want smooth gameplay with high graphical settings so I was thinking between a 24' 1080p 144hz or 27' 1440p 144hz monitor, both with or without g sync/adaptive sync depending on the deal. My budget at the moment is up to £300 for the monitor and wouldn't mind to buy a used one of ebay.

a)What would you recommend so I can hit constant 60+fps?
b)Would a 1080p with DSR perform better than 1440p monitor?
c)g sync or adaptive sync?

CPU: i5 3570k (stock, planning to OC) - subject to upgrade in Q4 2017
RAM: 8gb
GPU: Sapphire 7950 OC

Thanks
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  1. 1440p 144hz G-sync is pretty sweet but it's a lot more than 300 pounds as far as I know. It all depends on what kind of games you're playing. If it was CS:GO I'd get the 1080p 144hz, but if you were doing more AAA titles I might go for a 1440p monitor. You don't really need G-sync in a lot of games if you're running around the refresh rate of the monitor. Also, DSR is no substitute for more pixels.
  2. If i would get the 1440p 144hz monitor without g sync would the 1070 make use of the high refresh rate?

    At the moment i am considering these monitors:
    24'
    AOC G2460PG - 1080p 144hz + g sync
    Asus MG248Q - 1080p 144hz no g sync
    27'
    Asus MG278Q - 1440p 144hz no g sync
  3. lorddevy said:
    If i would get the 1440p 144hz monitor without g sync would the 1070 make use of the high refresh rate?

    At the moment i am considering these monitors:
    24'
    AOC G2460PG - 1080p 144hz + g sync
    Asus MG248Q - 1080p 144hz no g sync
    27'
    Asus MG278Q - 1440p 144hz no g sync


    The 1070 would but you might not be able to totally max out the graphics. The only monitor here that doesn't make sense with a 1070 is the 144hz g-sync because it's not worth paying extra when you can easily get 120hz+ at 1080p in pretty much every game.
  4. chemmajorp53 said:
    lorddevy said:
    If i would get the 1440p 144hz monitor without g sync would the 1070 make use of the high refresh rate?

    At the moment i am considering these monitors:
    24'
    AOC G2460PG - 1080p 144hz + g sync
    Asus MG248Q - 1080p 144hz no g sync
    27'
    Asus MG278Q - 1440p 144hz no g sync


    The 1070 would but you might not be able to totally max out the graphics. The only monitor here that doesn't make sense with a 1070 is the 144hz g-sync because it's not worth paying extra when you can easily get 120hz+ at 1080p in pretty much every game.


    I know that the 1080p with g sync is a slight overkill for 1070 at the moment but then again if i would have g sync that would make future games run smoothly if the refresh rate dips below xxx hz. I am just worried that with the 1440p without g sync i am going to have screen tearing and stuttering and will have to sacrifice graphics settings to get more fps, mainly with future titles. What card/monitor are you using? If its a 1070 with 1440p what are your settings and fps in games?
  5. A 1070 paired with a 1080p 144Hz would work very well, not overkill at all. It would also do ok at 1440p but obviously at a low fps or lower settings. For 1440p 144Hz I'd try to go with a 1080.

    Also your current CPU is going to limit your average fps quite a bit in modern AAA titles. It would be generally no problem for 60Hz/60fps but for >100fps it will struggle in some games
  6. sizzling said:
    A 1070 paired with a 1080p 144Hz would work very well, not overkill at all. It would also do ok at 1440p but obviously at a low fps or lower settings. For 1440p 144Hz I'd try to go with a 1080.

    Also your current CPU is going to limit your average fps quite a bit in modern AAA titles. It would be generally no problem for 60Hz/60fps but for >100fps it will struggle in some games


    I will upgrade the processor next year but for now i will try to OC this one over the weekend. I have seen people on youtube getting some decent fps with OC. With 1440p is it worth it then to go with 144hz or 60hz if the GPU won't be able to get higher frame rates?
  7. What type of games do you play? Fps, racing or fast moving games will benefit more from high Hz. Slower paced games will look better on 1440p. It's going to be a personal choice, no right or wrong answer.
  8. Just realised my previous post said "1440p but obviously at a low fps", I actually meant 'lower' and not low. The fps should still be decent but will struggle in modern AAA games to achieve 100+
  9. Why it has to be so difficult (and expensive for g sync) to choose a monitor :??:. I am looking in to it day and night, and change my mind almost every day as i am reading articles/forums/youtube etc...
    I want good visuals without loosing performance (lag/tearing etc) and i am playing any genre/games really depending on my mood :lol:.
  10. I was able to snatch a used Asus PG278Q for £230 and let me tell you that i am glad that i went with the 27' 144hz. My 7950 can manage all my games on medium/high settings with 30-60fps and even if the fps are low i can still see a diferrence with 120hz(cant change settings to 144hz with 7950), it even reduced the amount of screen tearing. I cant wait to get a 1070 and make use of gsync with more demanding games and turn up the settings.
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