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What Video Card Should I Get?

The 1060 6GB or RX 580 8GB are enought for UW 1080p and can max most games except poorly optimised ones

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Everyone,


My old MB burned couple month ago so I upgraded it to Prime Z370-A Motherboard, I5-8600K CPU, 16G DDR 4 RAM, kept my old 1200W power supply and GTX 750 TI video card.


Now I want to get a video card for my new LG 29um59-p monitor to experience 2K gaming. Games I play now are PUBG, POE, WOLCEN, AOE Definitive Edition. Besides gaming, I also process word and excel documents, pdf editing, and Arduino programming.


Currently, I connected 2 monitors ( LG 29um59-p & an old Samsung 1080 P monitor) and 1 4K TV to my desktop. I probably will do the same with the new video card.


My goal is to experience 2K gaming, and I wish the card could last few years for future games (I know the card will not support the best effects).


Could someone help me to choose? Thanks for all the replies !!!

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You're looking at GTX 1070 or above performance level for your requirements (PUBG has poor optimization, WOLCEN uses Cryengine, the same thing that gave Crysis its reputation), but at this point with new cards coming late this year, only the used 980ti makes sense because 10 series cards are still relatively expensive (not as crazy as it was, but still).


I'd rather call that resolution 1080p ultrawide. 2K itself refers to 1920 x 1080 while 2.5k refers to 2560 x 1440, neither match your actual specs.

Studying abroad, using a laptop I don't like and recently starts to lock at 1.5GHz, as if it isnt slow enough. At least Throttlestop does what the name suggests and I get to use my keyboard and mouse.

Laptop name: Lenovo G40-80 CPU: i3-5010U 2.1GHz (allegedly) RAM: 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 GPU: Intel xD graphics Storage: 500GB 5.4k RPM HDD (as if 7.2k RPM ones arent slow enough) Monitor: A crappy 1366x768 60Hz TN


The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 2 exhausts Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 770 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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If you plan to get 1440p monitor you should get as it was said above atleast 1070 but the price difference between 1070 and the ti version is minimal so I would proly recommend the 1070ti (when oced you can get performance of 1080). But everything depends on your budget. 1060 is suitable for 1080p60hz so would not go that way.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for all the replies, and I made my mind based on all your information.


Thanks a lot again!

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