But the 1440p is now the sweet spot for gaming and will be standard mayby in 2,3 years so why should i go 1080p when this resolution is slowly dying
Going 1440p now is a little future proof dont you think ?
Right now 1080p gaming is sweet spot, anything above that is still on development stage. While 1440p sounds future proof, it's very expensive future proof. Example prices:
"1440p future proof"
Monitor: $750 (1440p, 144 Hz, 4ms, Gsync)
Video card: $700 (GTX 1080)
Monitor: around $300 (144Hz Freesync, 1ms)
Video card: $300 (RX 480)
Pretty huge price tag for "future proof". Also good to remember that GTX 1080 is not enough for 1440p @ 144 Hz and card value is going to drop hugely. Just look at GTX 980 Ti. Launch price was around $700 and now it can be found around $440. Good to remember that GTX 980 Ti was launched just year ago and price drop was expected as nobody doubted 28nm card have chance against 16nm card.
Now situation today. GTX 1080 cost around $700. Does 314 mm2 card with GDDR5x have chance against 500 mm2 card with HBM2? No. So I expect GTX 1080 price drop quite heavily when next batch of cards arrive.
Next top end cards will most probably make 1440p mainstream and 4K achievable.
Edited by Drillingmachine, 21 August 2016 - 05:33 AM.