RX Vega + 3840x1600 Freesync or Keep 1080 Ti?

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  1. pandora's box

    pandora's box [H]ardness Supreme

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    So I just bought this monitor:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6S1P2D/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I also pre-ordered a Gigabyte Vega 64.

    My question is, do I keep my MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti and lose variable refresh rate and do my best to keep games above or at 75fps (Monitor refresh rate is 75hz). I am thinking that 3840x1600 at 75fps is going to be hard to drive even for the 1080 Ti. Or do I sell the 1080 Ti and move to AMD with Vega 64 and have Freesync support? Monitors Freesync range is 48-75hz. I feel that Vega 64 should be able to handle keeping FPS between 48 and 75 at 3840x1600.

    I am coming from a XB271HU with G-SYNC (1440P). Please note that high refresh rate isn't a big deal to me. I hardly play online shooters, I am fine with moving to a monitor that "only" has a refresh rate of 75hz. Moving to 3840x1600 is a bigger deal to me than keeping a high refresh rate.
     
  2. RamonGTP

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    I'd rather upgrade my monitor than downgrade my video card.
     
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    That's kind of how I'm leaning now. 3840x2160 (4K) is 8.29 million pixels. 3840x1600 (Ultrawide 21:9) is 6.14 million pixels. I think I am going to look at some 1080 Ti and Vega 64 reviews to see if the cards can hit above 60fps at 4k. I think if they can hit 60fps @ 4k, then they should be able to do 75fps at 3840x1600, 26% less pixels to drive.
     
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    Gsync monitors are more expensive but they have a much better sync range compared to freesync. I would keep the 1080 ti and look for a 100+ hz gsync ultrawide.
     
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    Save yourself from AMD's lackluster ecosystem by ditching the FreeSync monitor and replacing it with a G-Sync one.
     
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    The thing is, is I want 38 inches and more vertical resolution. I had a 3440x1440 monitor when they first came out. It didn't have G-SYNC though and I felt that, even at 1440 vertical resolution - it still felt too narrow. I also feel 34" is too small and doesn't really pull me into games, I want a monitor that's going to fill my entire field of view. There are no 3840x1600 G-SYNC monitors, and there aren't any planned to be released any time soon.

    Basically I need to decide if losing variable refresh is worth it to keep the 1080 Ti, or if I should move to Vega 64 to keep variable refresh.
     
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    Another option is staying at 2560x1440P with GSYNC and 165hz and spending the money I would spend on this monitor upgrade and finally move to a custom watercooled rig. Would be nice to put the 1080 Ti under water. I did see EKWB just released a monoblock for my X299 motherboard...
     
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    A 1080Ti will fare much better than Vega 64 at 4k considering Vega 64 trades blows with a 1080
     
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    I would just wait on the monitor until it becomes clearer what is happening with HDR in the gaming world for PCs, meaning Q4 should give a better indicator.
    Unless your comfortable to buy VRR monitor now and possibly replace in 8-12 months if HDR does take off.
    Just saying because HDR has been mentioned by tech AV publications as having a greater impact than 4k in their subjective opinion, of course this means it would also need the PC market to standardise on one of those offerings to make it work well.

    Cheers
     
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    Very good point. Completely forgot about the possibility of HDR on PC. Think I might wait on upgrading the monitor until the dust has settled on HDR on PC.
     
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    Freesync 2.0 and Gsync (2.0) HDR also comes next year.

    And Vega isn't a 4K card. 1080TI is a 4K card.
     
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    Decided to go with a custom watercool setup over a monitor upgrade.
     
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