Video Card For 1440p?

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#1  Edited By EthanielRain

My 970 isn't cutting it anymore for new releases, figure I'd jump up to 1440p/144hz. Wondering what the best card would be, in terms of a mix of value & performance. Basically, the most bang for your buck.

Was going to order a 2060s but thought I'd ask here first real quick :) Thanks in advance.

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What is the refresh of your screen 60 Hz, 120 Hz, 144Hz?

Nearly, ANY mid-level 2019/20202 graphics card can do 1440p @ 60Hz, so even a RTX 1666 TI or older Radeon. The Radeon RX 5700 XT and RTX 2060 Super are fine for 1440p gaming option at 120Hz or many games at 144Hz. If you want high resolutions, high frame rate and a matching high monitor refresh rate; I think that gets into RTX 2070 territory and the very best RX 5700 XT cards.

Really what matters is what games you play, what monitor you have. Matching refreshes rate to close to you stitch of the monitor helps. Both FreeSync and G-Sync also start to suffer when the framerate isn’t constantly syncing within the monitor’s refresh range. Yes, the ADPATIVE hardware helps but everything is still based on what your computer can output to that screen. If you are shooting for 60 Hz there's no need to the very best video card. If you have a nice monitor that can do 144 Hz than having a rig that can output 1440p @ 150 fps means you no making the monitor adapt down as much. At least that is my understanding.

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My 2070 super can handle things at near max settings at 1440p running at 60fps. My cpu is starting to knock on with an i7 4790K which probably impacts on performance on some games.

I can do a fair number of games at 4k too, but I will have to turn down some settings if I want a more solid 60fps.

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To be honest, a lot of cards are probably capable of it. My 1080 GTX was running a lot of games on max everything at 1440p and getting above 60 FPS. Depends on what you want in terms of frame rate, graphics quality, or if you want a card that can do both.

My 1080 GTX is starting to show its age more. With Control last year, I had to bump multiple settings down. (I may have dropped it to 1080p because I was tired of tweaking stuff, but I can’t remember)

I imagine newer cards are able to handle 1440p well enough (again, depending on what you’re looking for)

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What is the refresh of your screen 60 Hz, 120 Hz, 144Hz?

Nearly, ANY mid-level 2019/20202 graphics card can do 1440p @ 60Hz, so even a RTX 1666 TI or older Radeon. The Radeon RX 5700 XT and RTX 2060 Super are fine for 1440p gaming option at 120Hz or many games at 144Hz. If you want high resolutions, high frame rate and a matching high monitor refresh rate; I think that gets into RTX 2070 territory and the very best RX 5700 XT cards.

Really what matters is what games you play, what monitor you have. Matching refreshes rate to close to you stitch of the monitor helps. Both FreeSync and G-Sync also start to suffer when the framerate isn’t constantly syncing within the monitor’s refresh range. Yes, the ADPATIVE hardware helps but everything is still based on what your computer can output to that screen. If you are shooting for 60 Hz there's no need to the very best video card. If you have a nice monitor that can do 144 Hz than having a rig that can output 1440p @ 150 fps means you no making the monitor adapt down as much. At least that is my understanding.

I am getting a new 144hz monitor with it; I went ahead and bumped it up to a 2070s just to make sure. Thx all

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1080 minimum. I have been using 1440p for 2 years and on my 1070 it wasn't cutting it for most games even at 60fps. Upgraded to a 1080ti and it's a lot better, but 144Hz is asking for a lot. A 1080ti or a 2070 at least. You'll still have to turn down settings in some games.

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Question answered, but I'll just throw this in: Don't envy the 2080 Ti; it's not exactly the silver bullet for turning on all of the things in all of the games, especially those published by Ubisoft.