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4k monitor with one 4k video card system


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#1 James65807

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:35 PM

I want 4k gaming. Only have $2000 to $2200 to spend.
run current Asus monitor?
for sure a new 4k monitor now
Upgrade the current system OR complete new desktop?
I like nvidia, gigabyte, asus and evga.
Videocard minimum of GTX 980 ti 
minimum 6 GB ram
 
Can a current videocard play 4k highest settings and stream 1080p?
upgrade cpu and ram?
keep psu and motherboard?
 
Later this year or next, I want to upgrade most components and go 4k monitor with an sli system.
 
 Have this now.
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  O/S Windows Windows 10 Pro
  CPU Intel i7 2600k 3.4 ghz 8mb
  MB ASUS P8P67 le
  RAM Wintec Industries 8 gb ddr3 1600 dual channel pcs12800
  GPU EVGA Geforce GTX560 ti 1 gb ddr5
  Monitor ASUS VH242 version vh242h 1920 x 1080 23.6 inch 2ms 20000:1
  HDD Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 rpm, 6G SATA 3 64 mb cache caviar black O/S use 
  HDD Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 rpm, 6G SATA 3 64 mb cache caviar black storage use
  ODD Optical disk drive DVD/CD RW Lite-On iHAS 224 LightScribe 24x SATA DVD +/-RW (+/-R DL) Dual / Double Layer Internal Drive
  PSU Thermaltake 700 watt
  CASE Apevia X-dreamer 3
  FAN Spire 120 mm
  FAN Spire 120 mm
  FAN Noctua NF-S12B FLX - 1200/900/600/RPM, 120 mm
  Webcam FaceVsion F2
  Mic Blue Microphones Yeti
  Mic antlion modmic (microphone attaches/deattaches magnetically to headphones)
  Headphones Audio-Technica ad700
  Soundcard ASUS Xonar dg
  Mouse Razer Deathadder 2013 desktop use
  Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 desktop use
  Mouse Microsoft wireless optical mouse 2.0 TV use
  Keyboard Microsoft wireless comfort keyboard 1.0A TV use

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 07:50 PM

my understanding to play a game at max settings at 4k is very system intensive, and depending on the game, its next to impossible to do with 4 cards, so a single card I doubt would do the trick. At least with anything more intensive then minecraft.


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:33 AM

No GPU available today is capable for 4K gaming unless heavily limiting graphic options. And because 4K resolution is just for better graphics, it makes no sense using 4K resolution with poor graphics quality. SLI/Crossfire setups are always more problematic than single card system.

 

So wait for better GPU's, only wise option.



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 05:52 PM

This is the only single card I know of that can manage decent smooth 4K gaming. It is basically the same thing as 2 R9 290X GPUs crammed onto a single board. If you want a single GPU that can play 4K while streaming downscaled gameplay, you're going to have to wait. $2K is also not a big enough budget for 4K.

 

Have you considered 2560x1440 (1440p)? It's roughly halfway in between 1080p and 4K. Many GPUs can support 1440p ultra settings on modern games, and it looks stunning. Furthermore, you don't have the disappearing text issue you get with 4K :P


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 09:56 PM

I would question even that card with most modern games-two of them maybe, I read a review awhile back from a company that actually crossfired 2 of those cards on a high end intel build, and still couldnt handle the latest Crysis game on max graphics at anything more then 15 fps. (think it was crysis, i may have gotten the game confused)


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:39 PM

From the replies, I see that 4k hardware is still a waiting game. I am going to open a new thread for an inexpensive system upgrade until I can go 4k.



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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:43 PM

my understanding to play a game at max settings at 4k is very system intensive, and depending on the game, its next to impossible to do with 4 cards, so a single card I doubt would do the trick. At least with anything more intensive then minecraft.

 

 

No GPU available today is capable for 4K gaming unless heavily limiting graphic options. And because 4K resolution is just for better graphics, it makes no sense using 4K resolution with poor graphics quality. SLI/Crossfire setups are always more problematic than single card system.

 

So wait for better GPU's, only wise option.

 

 

This is the only single card I know of that can manage decent smooth 4K gaming. It is basically the same thing as 2 R9 290X GPUs crammed onto a single board. If you want a single GPU that can play 4K while streaming downscaled gameplay, you're going to have to wait. $2K is also not a big enough budget for 4K.

 

Have you considered 2560x1440 (1440p)? It's roughly halfway in between 1080p and 4K. Many GPUs can support 1440p ultra settings on modern games, and it looks stunning. Furthermore, you don't have the disappearing text issue you get with 4K :P

 

 

I would question even that card with most modern games-two of them maybe, I read a review awhile back from a company that actually crossfired 2 of those cards on a high end intel build, and still couldnt handle the latest Crysis game on max graphics at anything more then 15 fps. (think it was crysis, i may have gotten the game confused)

 

 

From the replies, I see that 4k hardware is still a waiting game. I am going to open a new thread for an inexpensive system upgrade until I can go 4k.

 






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