4k60 or 1440p 144hz with GTX 1080 and 2500k at 4.7ghz

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  1. n370zed

    n370zed Limp Gawd

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    I currently have a 24"1080p 144hz monitor. I'm really wanting to upgrade to either 1440p 144hz or 4K60 hz. The game I play mostly is Overwatch just for the competitive mode. I can easily jump into a few matches and call it quits after about an hour or 2. I do have tons of games in my steam library like GTA 5 Skyrim Batman Arkham Knight etc....but if I'm not gaming I spending time on YouTube Netflix forums etc....

    I'm willing to sacrifice refresh rate for a more detailed and immsersive gaming experience if my GTX1080 FE at 2000mhz core can handle the higher resolution and maintain 60fps with medium to high settings. I'm going to wait a bit longer until I upgrade my entire Sandy Bridge system.
     
  2. thecold

    thecold Limp Gawd

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    I would get a 1440p / 144 hz rather than a 4k / 60 hz. However, this depends on the size of screen your going to get, how far back you are from it, etc.
     
  3. n370zed

    n370zed Limp Gawd

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    I sit away probably no more than 2 feet
     
  4. cybereality

    cybereality [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'd recommend 1440p 144Hz for competitive play. 4K60 is nice for single player, but 144Hz is a clear competitive advantage.

    Also, you'll struggle to reach 60fps in 4K with a 1080, requiring lowing settings. I'd say it's better to stick with 1440p.
     
  5. DoubleTap

    DoubleTap 2[H]4U

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    1440p 144hz with Gsync. Easy.
     
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  6. Enhanced Interrogator

    Enhanced Interrogator Gawd

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    Isn't the old-ass CPU going to keep him from gett 144fps in new games?
     
  7. DF-1

    DF-1 2[H]4U

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    78" true 4k oled
     
  8. Skott

    Skott 2[H]4U

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    For competitive (whether professional or not) game play go with 144Hz. Now if you just play games for fun and don't mind 60Hz limitations then 4k is fine. If the monitor has Gsnych and HDR then that is even better. These extras tend to drive up the price though. If you do not plan to upgrade the GTX1080 any time in the near future you may want to avoid 4k.
     
  9. TroubleMagnet

    TroubleMagnet Gawd

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    I switched from 32" 4K@60Hz to 35" 21:9 1440p@100Hz g-sync for gaming, much better experience. I'll try for 4K gaming again when there are some good 100+Hz IPS or *VA displays. Wider aspect ratio is kind of neat but not a must for me.
     
  10. DoubleTap

    DoubleTap 2[H]4U

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    Pretty much every monitor debate devolves into the fast / pretty camps who can't understand how you can play anything on that Low FPS / Low Resolution / Bad color monitor. Everyone is sure the other people have stage 4 eye cancer.
     
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  11. HiCZoK

    HiCZoK Gawd

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    not really. I have 2500k at 4.5ghz and 1060 and was doing planety upt to 200/240 fps in many games (not the newest sp games ofcourse).

    I sold it and prefer image quality but it's hard to find since it's easier to get fast screen (240hz) rather than correct good image qality screen
     
  12. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    1080 is on the edge of being acceptable for 4K. It depends on how much you want to sacrifice to hit a target framerate. If it's 60 FPS then you may find yourself turning a lot of detail down, at which point the extra resolution may be moot. A 1440p 144 Hz monitor gives you some flexibility, especially with G-Sync and DSR.
    In Overwatch? No. He is more than likely CPU limited right now on that 1080p monitor, though. Get G-Sync and you don't have to worry about maintaining, let alone reaching, 144 FPS.
     
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  13. icor1031

    icor1031 [H]ard|Gawd

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    OP: You will be CPU limited. You have a 2500k, and I *just* upgraded from an OCed 3570k to an 8600k because my FPS was strongly limited by my CPU - and I only had a GTX 1060!

    You need to upgrade. Although I'm speaking generally, I can't say if that's true specifically for Overwatch. I had trouble with many games, though.
     
  14. DoubleTap

    DoubleTap 2[H]4U

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    You're very CPU bound.

    My son had a GTX980Ti / 2500k / 1080P@144Hz and I upgraded his CPU to an 8700k and his frame rates skyrocketed in Overwatch.
     
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