Upgrade from 1080p 144hz to 1440p 165 hz with GSYNC

Discussion in 'Displays' started by n370zed, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM.

  1. n370zed

    n370zed Limp Gawd

    May 21, 2012
    My current monitor is a 24" Benq 1080p 144hz. I have the opportunity to grab a 27" HP 1440p 165hz with GSYNC. I play a lot of Overwatch and currently play the Blackout mode in BO4.

    16gb ram
    GTX 1080 @ 2050mhz

    Will my GPU be enough to handle things at 1440p at 165hz?
  2. HiCZoK

    HiCZoK Gawd

    Sep 18, 2006
    You could go 1080p 240hz and either play at 240hz or 144hz strobing mode. Those 240hz monitors are doing much better job than older 144hz tn panels. No scanlines and contrast stays at about 950:1 at least with aoc ag251fg. Lg 24gm79g I've had dropped image quality like a rock at 144hz.
    Going 1440p will give You quite a bit more dpi so better visibility far away (good for battle royale games). 1440p is quite demanding but You will hit 144hz in those games I think.
    Of course, 1440p makes 1080p locked consoles games and few indie games on pc a bit blurrier but by the sounds of it, You will not play at 1080p if You buy 1440p monitor so ignore that totally.

    btw - nice to see someone still rocking old 2500k and asrock p67!
  3. DoubleTap

    DoubleTap [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 16, 2010
    I think your 2500k is going to hold you back a lot.

    My son had a 2500k and a 980Ti (~88% as fast as a 1080 I think?) and his fps in Overwatch went way way up when I bumped him to an 8700K)

    My guess is that you will get about the same frame rates on the 1440p monitor because you may be CPU bound, not fill rate bound.
  4. capnstabn

    capnstabn Limp Gawd

    Jan 6, 2006
    If you turn the settings down in blackout you will probably get 100+ frames. 1440p provides a good amount of image clarity in BR games.
  5. Ryom

    Ryom [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 11, 2006
    I have an identical setup with a 1440p 165hz Gsych and I dip down to 100-120fps when it gets busy. But it isn't a problem because, well... that's the entire point of Gsync isn't it?