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1440p or 4k? monitor upgrade

May 28, 2016 10:36PM PDT

hi there. i am picking my gtx 1080 up tomorrow and i am also wanting to purchase a new monitor. i currently use a cheap samsung monitor but i want an upgrade. i am trying to decide between a samsung 34 inch ultrawide 3440x1440 or a 28 inch 4k monitor. i love the size that games would run at ultrawide, but i would also like to have the high quality of 4k. what do you guys use or recomend i get. it will just be used for games like metro and gta v.i feel as if i go 1440p and not 4k that i am not taking a full step forward, thankyou any help would be great.

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Flip a coin
May 29, 2016 12:55AM PDT

Large screen/low res.
Small screen/high res.

What's important to you?

Look very close at the features of both monitors.

When you fit that high power gpu in the machine the work load may shift backwards.
Make sure you have enough muscle to feed it.

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2nd thought
May 29, 2016 11:25PM PDT

Hold off on the monitor.

It should not take very long before benchmarks come out on that card.

Then you'll be able to see what to expect with 4k gaming.

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Are you sure you will do this?
May 29, 2016 2:53PM PDT

Games do run in 4K, UHD and utlrawide but the issue is if you'll install enough GPU horsepower to get a decent frame rate.

Let's check out this last year article with a Trio of Titans that barely eeked out 30 frames a second.

That was 3,000 bucks just for the video cards. I'd not do this today even with the newer 1080 cards rolling out.

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