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2018/06/08 03:36:20 (permalink)
I was looking at buying a gaming monitor and wanted to know if an EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+ can handle a 27" gaming monitor. Looking to play Battle Royale styled games and don't really know the limits of this card I own. So before I go breaking the bank on a 2560x1440 Predator or ROG SWIFT monitor I wanna make sure the GPU doesn't need to be replaced also. The specs say it's G-Snyc ready however I don't know if the card can hold it's weight among new games.
 
If you don't mind answering a second question which style of cable is best for gaming monitors and why? I see so many outputs on the back and don't know which one is the best for seamless graphics.
 
Thank you for all the help and time in advance. 
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/08 11:18:01 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby sir2dx 2018/06/10 06:28:37
For 1440p you'll definitely want a more powerful gpu unless you plan to turn down some settings. Displayport is the best. You can't use g-sync over hdmi or dvi.


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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/08 11:55:19 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby sir2dx 2018/06/10 06:28:39
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For 1440p you'll definitely want a more powerful gpu unless you plan to turn down some settings. Displayport is the best. You can't use g-sync over hdmi or dvi.


+1 to what Sajin has said with the additional comment that the i5 6600 CPU would not be my choice of a gaming PC for 2k gaming. 

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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/09 00:48:54 (permalink)
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For 1440p you'll definitely want a more powerful gpu unless you plan to turn down some settings. Displayport is the best. You can't use g-sync over hdmi or dvi.


Thanks very much for pointing out the Displayport I had no idea. I'm currently using a  and I was thinking even the 960FTW 4gb would perform better on a different monitor. This monitor doesn't even have a display port. 
 I was also wondering where would you start (1060,1070 ti) for a GPU running 1440p? Sure a 1080 ti can handle it however it eats up the monitor budget. 
 
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For 1440p you'll definitely want a more powerful gpu unless you plan to turn down some settings. Displayport is the best. You can't use g-sync over hdmi or dvi.

+1 to what Sajin has said with the additional comment that the i5 6600 CPU would not be my choice of a gaming PC for 2k gaming. 


Thank you for taking the time to help me out

Would you suggest me switching it over to an I7-6600K? I believe that is the most this board can take. 
 
 
 
I also have a new question . . . Is G-sync necessary for the best gaming graphics or is it something commonly turned off/not worried about as much?
 
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/09 08:58:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby sir2dx 2018/06/10 06:28:43
1070 ti. G-Sync isn't necessary for the best graphics, but it is necessary for the smoothest experience.


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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/09 10:29:44 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby sir2dx 2018/06/10 06:28:47
I agree with Sajin and the GTX 1070ti is an excellent choice. Once you go G-Sync you don't go back.;)
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/11 09:12:03 (permalink)
I appreciate all of your help and suggestions I'm just bummed to be looking at a new GPU 2 years later. Glad to talk with you folks before buying tech gear as new stuff is always coming out. Was getting excited to buy a new monitor and I hoped the 960 4 gb FTW was enough. 
 
I tried to play that game Fortnite and couldn't really make out people to far away. Could that also be the monitor (SAMSUNG 2253BW  22" 2ms 1680 x 1050 DVI-D) is not made for today's gaming? This monitor doesn't even have a HDMI or Displayport inputs.
 
If any of you had my setup would you hold out for the 1180 ti instead of buying a 1070 ti or 1080 ti?
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/11 10:27:18 (permalink)
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I appreciate all of your help and suggestions I'm just bummed to be looking at a new GPU 2 years later. Glad to talk with you folks before buying tech gear as new stuff is always coming out. Was getting excited to buy a new monitor and I hoped the 960 4 gb FTW was enough. 
 
I tried to play that game Fortnite and couldn't really make out people to far away. Could that also be the monitor (SAMSUNG 2253BW  22" 2ms 1680 x 1050 DVI-D) is not made for today's gaming? This monitor doesn't even have a HDMI or Displayport inputs.
 
If any of you had my setup would you hold out for the 1180 ti instead of buying a 1070 ti or 1080 ti?


Only you can answer that question but keep in mind that the 1180ti or whatever Nvidia calls it wont be out probably for about a year. The ti models don't come out in the beginning of the new product cycle. Nvidia will most likely release the 1180 and 1170 first with the 1180ti to follow 8-12 months later. If you can wait it out I would but it really depends on if you are happy with your current GPU. It doesn't sound like you are. I have a 980ti currently and will be waiting. My card is plenty powerful enough to drive my Dell 1440P 144hz G-Sync monitor with all modern games on high settings. The equivalent card in the current lineup is the 1070 non ti. Maybe you could get that card to tide you over until the next gen cards drop. 
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/14 00:44:28 (permalink)
 
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I appreciate all of your help and suggestions I'm just bummed to be looking at a new GPU 2 years later. Glad to talk with you folks before buying tech gear as new stuff is always coming out. Was getting excited to buy a new monitor and I hoped the 960 4 gb FTW was enough. 
 
I tried to play that game Fortnite and couldn't really make out people to far away. Could that also be the monitor (SAMSUNG 2253BW  22" 2ms 1680 x 1050 DVI-D) is not made for today's gaming? This monitor doesn't even have a HDMI or Displayport inputs.
 
If any of you had my setup would you hold out for the 1180 ti instead of buying a 1070 ti or 1080 ti?


Only you can answer that question but keep in mind that the 1180ti or whatever Nvidia calls it wont be out probably for about a year. The ti models don't come out in the beginning of the new product cycle. Nvidia will most likely release the 1180 and 1170 first with the 1180ti to follow 8-12 months later. If you can wait it out I would but it really depends on if you are happy with your current GPU. It doesn't sound like you are. I have a 980ti currently and will be waiting. My card is plenty powerful enough to drive my Dell 1440P 144hz G-Sync monitor with all modern games on high settings. The equivalent card in the current lineup is the 1070 non ti. Maybe you could get that card to tide you over until the next gen cards drop. 





Oh Man thanks for the heads up that the "ti"versions wont be dropping right away!! This is why I've really appreciated people that took time out to help me. Yeah I'm not that happy with my current GPU or monitor. It's my 4th EVGA GPU so you would think I would have bought their most advanced card at that time by now. I really like the idea about scooping up a 980 ti or 1070 to hold me over and have been looking. I also saw that used prices for 980 ti are about a $130 less than a new 1070 or $150 less than a 1070 ti. Funny thing is that I don't have the budget for a card and monitor in one fail swoop. 
 
 
I opened up task manager to see GPU used percentage while playing a game and it said 80-92% is this common regardless of GPU? All temps have been 70 degrees or lower and the card isn't overclocked.
 
Thanks again to all that have helped me.
 
 
 
 
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/14 00:49:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby sir2dx 2018/06/18 14:00:44
sir2dx 
I opened up task manager to see GPU used percentage while playing a game and it said 80-92% is this common regardless of GPU?

Yes.


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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/14 06:43:27 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby sir2dx 2018/06/18 14:00:56
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I opened up task manager to see GPU used percentage while playing a game and it said 80-92% is this common regardless of GPU?

Yes.


The higher the percentage the better. The reason is that if you are seeing a lower GPU usage during games then most likely your CPU is bottlenecking your system.
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/18 14:00:31 (permalink)
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I opened up task manager to see GPU used percentage while playing a game and it said 80-92% is this common regardless of GPU?

Yes.


The higher the percentage the better. The reason is that if you are seeing a lower GPU usage during games then most likely your CPU is bottlenecking your system.


Only noticed the 80% during the loading screen before a match other than that it was solid in the mid 90%. 
 
 
I also noticed there's (starting $399) however I'm not sure how I feel about purchasing a 1 year warranty GPU. Would you folks just spring for the 1070 series and piece of mind on a longer warranty to get you to the 11 series ti's?  I  would love to hear feedback if you would buy a card that you end up selling to have least out of pocket or most performance now. 
 
 
Thanks again to everyone 
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/18 16:39:44 (permalink)
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sir2dx 
I opened up task manager to see GPU used percentage while playing a game and it said 80-92% is this common regardless of GPU?

Yes.


The higher the percentage the better. The reason is that if you are seeing a lower GPU usage during games then most likely your CPU is bottlenecking your system.


Only noticed the 80% during the loading screen before a match other than that it was solid in the mid 90%. 
 
 
I also noticed there's (starting $399) however I'm not sure how I feel about purchasing a 1 year warranty GPU. Would you folks just spring for the 1070 series and piece of mind on a longer warranty to get you to the 11 series ti's?  I  would love to hear feedback if you would buy a card that you end up selling to have least out of pocket or most performance now. 
 
 
Thanks again to everyone 


Your GPU usage sounds spot on. 
 
I assume you are referring to B-Stock 980ti's starting at $399. I wouldn't go that route. If you have to have a card right now go to Nvidia.com and get a Founders Edition 1070ti for $449.
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Re: 960 GTX FTW 4gb handle 27" Gsync 2018/06/23 18:39:39 (permalink)
I would NOT buy a 900 series card right now.
They are too old, and what they have in stock will be USED cards, B-stock.
I wouldnt trust a 900 series after 1 year let alone 3+ years AND being used.
And, not to dis EVGA, but I would look elsewhere for a 1000 series card (other manufacturers do them better, cooler, more fps, and more times than not better oc).
 
As for your 'could the old monitor be muddy', yes. Yes it is. 168x1050 is the old TN panels (I still have mine also). The new panels are IPS, and you CAN tell the difference, big time. I used to not even be able to tell garbage from whats supposed to be people/objects of interest on my old TN panel, but the 2560x1440 144hz G-sync IPS monitor looks 100x better, and I can pick stuff out I never could in TN panels.
But, all that comes with a HUGE price. My Titan X can barely keep up with new games, on medium and some High settings.
You need more than a middle of the road machine  (and LOTS more than your old machine is) to put out good frames on that size a monitor.
But, you ccan get a non-gsync monitor that looks just as good for less and use V-sync instead. I dont even use my G-Sync anymore, it was a waste of money for me. 120hz is the most I can see (not Pro gamer, but was very good in the fps genre) and I can see up to about 98 fps. Get an IPS panel with low latency and 120hz or more, and use Vsync. Gsync is the same thing, but it makes games kind of 'blurrish' when on (my monitor), so I turnede it off and using at 120hz and ULMB (like the old 120hz TRUE monitors were).
If you are going from 120hz you dont want to get stuck at 60hz as everything will not only feel slow but look slower also, and wont have that snappy response.
 
My opine.
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