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1440p on a 1060 6gb?

Sir_nolan
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Just wanted some advice on if it’s worth it to upgrade my monitor. 

Right now I have a 27” 1080 60hz Samsung monitor, my system is an i7 7700k with a 1060. I saw there’s a great deal on a 27” 1440 60hz. 

I was wondering if my card could keep up with 1440 or if I should just look for a 1080 with higher refresh 

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1440p 60Hz is not as good as 1080p 144Hz as far as fast paced gaming is concerned, but sight-seeing games (beautiful scenery, nothing in a rush, e.g.city skylines) is more enjoyable if you can afford to turn the settings up, which the 1060 6gb isnt good for. Many fast paced games are easy to run, so at least 144fps isnt too difficult to hit with a 1060 in those games.

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IMO I prefer a higher refresh rate over resolution, but everyone has their preference. Everything from moving the mouse to dragging windows around on the desktop is buttery smooth and something you definitely notice when dropping back down to a lower refresh rate.

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When I started 1440 gaming I used a GTX 980(1060=980). There were no more powerful cards to buy. I played Witcher 3 with frame rate in the 50s. When the GTX 980 it came out the only difference was that the frame counter said 60. The experace was the same.

 

1440 144hz are great. I bought one. I don't use it. None of the games I play now benefit form it so I continue to play 4k 60hz. 

 

If you have the money get a 1440 144hz monitor. You don't have the power now to run it much past 60fps but you may in the future.

If you don't have the money now for a 1440 144hz monitor get a 1440 75hz monitor(ASUS make a nice one). It will be night and day better than the 1080 60hz you have now. 

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1 hour ago, handymanshandle said:

What games are you looking to run on it?

Depending on your needs, your 1060 could work great for 1440p gaming.

I like to play XCOM 2, stellaris, 7 days to die. Mostly RTS or simulation games. 

 

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