Which card for my monitor?

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by Cook_1, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Cook_1

    Cook_1 [H]ard|Gawd

    Aug 2, 2004
    Monitor: Dell U3415W (QHD 3440 x 1440 at 60 Hz)
    Main Game: FFXIV

    Looking to max out all the high end details, using an eGPU enclosure. Would a 1060 do that or should I be looking at a 1070? Or would a 980/Ti be able to handle the job as well?

    Other games I play are WoW, Civ V, Sims 4, Overwatch. My current 970m plays everything just fine, I just want some higher settings in FF.
  2. Marvin_78

    Marvin_78 Limp Gawd

    Nov 23, 2004
    So this is just my experience, it might help.

    I have that monitors big brother, the Alienware version with Gsync, variable refresh rate, etc. Before I bought it, I had an LG that was 2560X1080 vari refresh and was able to push almost every game to their max settings with my 980ti. The LG died a month before the warranty expired and they gave me a full refund so I bought the Alienware mostly for the warranty.

    My point,lol.
    Once it was up and running, at that high of a resolution, I found myself having to turn settings down. I am not a fps fanatic as anything above 35-40fps works for me, but I am a shiny pretty graphics fanatic (that's why I game mostly on the PC). I ended up hunting around a picked up 1080ti at a decent price and can once again run everything maxed.

    I have never played FF so I cant speak to what gains you might see. When I was shopping and reading, the one thing I kept seeing was the 980ti falls right below the 1070/ti and above the 1060.
  3. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

    Jun 7, 2008
    Get a Highclocked 1070ti I'm not sure if you could Max out the settings though.
  4. owcraftsman

    owcraftsman Gawd

    Feb 3, 2007
    Get a 1080Ti or you'll wish you had and don't think adding a 2nd GPU later will help SLI never has lived up to it's promise which is why we see it less and less supported in most games.
  5. eclypse

    eclypse 2[H]4U

    Dec 7, 2003
    1080 would be fine at that res at 60hz.