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Which Nvidia graphics card would be best for an intel core i7 8700k? A 1080ti, a 2080ti, or other? 

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Well since you gave no budget or games or target framerate or detail level or SS level in VR or which headset, I'm gonna just say go 2080ti because it's faster. 


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2 hours ago, Hotzoomer121 said:

Which Nvidia graphics card would be best for an intel core i7 8700k? A 1080ti, a 2080ti, or other? 

What resolution do you play at ?  If you play at 1080p then all you need is a 1060 6GB or a 2060.  If you plan on gaming @ 1440p then at minimum you need a 2070 and a 2080 would allow for turning on all AA methods maxing nv panel and maxing in game settings.  You will get triple digit fps at all times.  The 2080Ti is for 4k gaming which I don't think you do.  Even then you get 60fps and possibly dips.  Pointless to get a 2080Ti and play at anything below 4k resolution.  If you want 1440p then grab a 2080 or 2070 if your on a budget.  Your waisting money if you buy a 2080Ti and play at 1080p or 1440p.  good luck

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A 1080Ti will comfortably game at 1440p in pretty much anything out today and allow you to 

11 hours ago, Turtle Rig said:

What resolution do you play at ?  If you play at 1080p then all you need is a 1060 6GB or a 2060.  If you plan on gaming @ 1440p then at minimum you need a 2070 and a 2080 would allow for turning on all AA methods maxing nv panel and maxing in game settings.  You will get triple digit fps at all times.  The 2080Ti is for 4k gaming which I don't think you do.  Even then you get 60fps and possibly dips.  Pointless to get a 2080Ti and play at anything below 4k resolution.  If you want 1440p then grab a 2080 or 2070 if your on a budget.  Your waisting money if you buy a 2080Ti and play at 1080p or 1440p.  good luck

Lot of misinformation in your post.  While a 1080 Ti can drive a monitor at 1440p or 4k, it won't be able to push a 144hz monitor unless you are playing games with less complex graphics.  A 2080 Ti will drive a 4k monitor, but not much over 60fps and it will help get a 1440p get much higher refresh rates.    That is in today's games.  If you are spending $800-1300 on a card, you are buying for the next 2-3 years which will slowly make both card less and less effective, especially with VR ramping up.

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8 hours ago, Xplo1t said:

A 1080Ti will comfortably game at 1440p in pretty much anything out today and allow you to 

Lot of misinformation in your post.  While a 1080 Ti can drive a monitor at 1440p or 4k, it won't be able to push a 144hz monitor unless you are playing games with less complex graphics.  A 2080 Ti will drive a 4k monitor, but not much over 60fps and it will help get a 1440p get much higher refresh rates.    That is in today's games.  If you are spending $800-1300 on a card, you are buying for the next 2-3 years which will slowly make both card less and less effective, especially with VR ramping up.

Oh my friend I totally agree with all you said.  Maybe I came off wrong.  But ya pushing 144hz 144fps  is not easy.  I mean I say 4k for 2080Ti doesn't mean you can not use any other resolution lol

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Your alternatives for high end 1440p gaming and VR with good quality are as follow.

Used: 1080 Ti

New: 2080 or 2080 Ti

AMD Fanboy: Radeon 7

 

The i7 8700K is sufficient by all means, even if you're targeting high refresh rates there's barely any difference in comparison to the i7 9700K and i9 9900K it's better to shift that money on the GPU.

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I can tell you that if you want to play at ultra settings 144hz, my 1080ti can only guarentee to do it at 1080p. I won't lie but at 1440p, 85-110 fps seems to be the norm at ultra. You can hit higher if you change it to high settings but it varies from game to game.

 

The 2080ti can run most games closer to 144hz 1440p and would be the best choice. There are still games even it struggles to do though like shadow of the tomb raider where it drops to 90 FPS average. AC odyessey it also drops to 85 fps outdoors. Witcher 3 drops to 90 fps at ultra. Don't think you can just hit "Max settings" and walk into 144 frames per second even with this card.

 

In the end you will need to tweak the graphics to get to the full 144hz 1440p experience no matter what card you buy..........BUT IF CASH ISN'T AN ISSUE and you want guarenteed 1440p 144hz all the time though at the best settings that can ever be offered, the TITAN RTX will be what you want. It is the closest you will ever get to true 144hz 1440p gaming.

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I would say at min an RTX 2080 or GTX 1080Ti.

 

Ideal would be the RTX 2080Ti.

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