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Posted · Original PosterOP

1440p 144hz

Or 4K 60 fps


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Fps scales fairly linearly with pixel count, so if you got for example 30 fps on a 4k monitor, you'd, in most games, get roughly 60-70 fps on a 1440p monitor. With that being said, they're probably very similar in terms of difficulty to run at their full potential. 

Most people on the forum are going to recommend 1440p 144Hz over 4k 60Hz, because for the majority of people/games, smoothness > image quality.


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I'll assume by "run" you mean at full potential, so 4k at 60 fps and 1440p at 144 fps.

 

In that case, the second. While the video bandwidth required is pretty similar and in fact slightly higher in the first case, sustaining 144 fps requires significantly more cpu oomph than even 60 at 4k.


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Fps scales fairly linearly with pixel count, so if you got for example 30 fps on a 4k monitor, you'd, in most games, get roughly 60-70 fps on a 1440p monitor. With that being said, they're probably very similar in terms of difficulty to run at their full potential. 

Most people on the forum are going to recommend 1440p 144Hz over 4k 60Hz, because for the majority of people/games, smoothness > image quality.

 

At the same time a lot of people think 60 fps is just fine, and appreciate the extra crispness and desktop real estate more. It really is a matter of personal preference.


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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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4K 60fps G Sync is the answer.

G Sync means anything over 30 is butter smooth removing the feeling of stuttering at traditionally low frame rates and 4K displays all run at 1440p too so if you haven't quite got the power to drive 4K in all games you can step down to 1440p for that one title.

The extra desktop space us unreal, I don't think I could go back to a lower resolution desktop now, I'm so used to the space.


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4K 60fps G Sync is the answer.

G Sync means anything over 30 is butter smooth removing the feeling of stuttering at traditionally low frame rates and 4K displays all run at 1440p too so if you haven't quite got the power to drive 4K in all games you can step down to 1440p for that one title.

The extra desktop space us unreal, I don't think I could go back to a lower resolution desktop now, I'm so used to the space.

Iv got sli 980tis and i7 4790k

With the xb270hu

Was just wondering if it would do 4K or not,

I'm not upgrading until cards can do 144hz 4K and obvs 144hz 4K monitors


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Iv got sli 980tis and i7 4790k

With the xb270hu

Was just wondering if it would do 4K or not,

I'm not upgrading until cards can do 144hz 4K and obvs 144hz 4K monitors

I've got SLI 970s and they perform more than adequate in most games, there's a few they struggle with but overall they do very well.

Obviously I'm not maxxing games out at 4K mind, there's nothing available right now that can do that.

Your 980s should be just fine for 4K gaming.


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