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Would I need to upgrade any of my system components to house a GTX 1070 for 4k gaming?

CPU
Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.60GHz 49 °C
Sandy Bridge-E 32nm Technology
RAM
32.0GB DDR3 @ 800MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P9X79 PRO (LGA2011)
Power Supply
Silencer MKII 750 W
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    Not really but a mild overclock on the processor would help.
    A GTX 1070 is not the card to buy for 4K gaming you need at the least a 1080 and for demanding games 2 of them.
    Having to cut the settings down for a 4k monitor defeats the purpose of buying 4K.
    A 1070 will run a 1440p minotor fine (2k)
  2. I have 2 gtx 1070s in sli and all the new games run fine , I can max out the new games fine with a fps rate of 80-100 fps , even though a gtx 1070 alone won't be enough you'll need at least 2 , but comparing the gtx 1070s and the 1080s isn't much of a power increase
  3. Zerk2012 said:
    Not really but a mild overclock on the processor would help.
    A GTX 1070 is not the card to buy for 4K gaming you need at the least a 1080 and for demanding games 2 of them.
    Having to cut the settings down for a 4k monitor defeats the purpose of buying 4K.
    A 1070 will run a 1440p minotor fine (2k)


    there's games you'll have to turn down the settings it's technology not just 1 card or cards will max out every game that comes in release some more or less just the same
  4. Kozmonaut said:
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.60GHz 49 °C
    Sandy Bridge-E 32nm Technology
    RAM
    32.0GB DDR3 @ 800MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P9X79 PRO (LGA2011)
    Power Supply
    Silencer MKII 750 W


    I actually have a P9X79 and i7 3820 as well, but I would like to say no to getting a 1070 in that motherboard. Asus stopped supporting P9X79 for long time ago with BIOS updates so I am not even sure if there is a new enough BIOS to have a GTX 10 series card, I had to update to latest BIOS just to put in my 970 and that BIOS version is from 2014.
  5. sshortguy1 said:
    Zerk2012 said:
    Not really but a mild overclock on the processor would help.
    A GTX 1070 is not the card to buy for 4K gaming you need at the least a 1080 and for demanding games 2 of them.
    Having to cut the settings down for a 4k monitor defeats the purpose of buying 4K.
    A 1070 will run a 1440p minotor fine (2k)


    there's games you'll have to turn down the settings it's technology not just 1 card or cards will max out every game that comes in release some more or less just the same

    SLI dont scale good with some games and yes a 1070 will run ant game on a 1080p monitor just fine.
    I think your one of the people who think everything must be played on ultra when you can have 2 games rumming side by side one on ultra and the other on high and your average person could not tell you wich was wich.
  6. in time they will scale just like the hype with w 10 EVERYBODY JUMPED THE HYPE TRAIN b/c of dx 12 sli doesn't scale good with dx 12 as time went by more and more found out I stayed with w 8.1 and no issues in sli on any of my games 2 gtx 1070s kicks the ass off of 4k gaming 2 gtx 1070s is 40% faster than 1 gtx 1080 and 25 % faster than the new titan x it's been proven all over you tube
    hell some games won't even run right on w 10 period so what's your excuse for that ?
  7. all I know I can max out every game I play on 4k maxed out and getting close to 100 fps on 4k and to me that's fine , pretty soon there's going to be 144 hz 4k monitors that will come out but I won't need 1 b/c my monitor don't have any screen tearing as I can see on it
  8. https://hardforum.com/threads/whats-the-point-of-sli-now-that-barely-any-new-games-support-it-properly.1899153/
    Cool story.
    SLI is nothing but a crutch. It scales good in some games and sux in others.
  9. CPU
    Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.60GHz 41 °C
    Sandy Bridge-E 32nm Technology
    RAM
    32.0GB DDR3 @ 1203MHz (11-13-14-32)
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P9X79 (LGA2011) 28 °C
    Graphics
    SAMSUNG (3840x2160@60Hz)
    8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 37°C

    I have a similar situation as you can see, as to this
    "but I would like to say no to getting a 1070 in that motherboard. Asus stopped supporting P9X79 for long time ago with BIOS updates so I am not even sure if there is a new enough BIOS to have a GTX 10 series card"
    I wasn't aware of this possible problem but my GTX1080 is running without any problems.
    I am also at a bit of a crossroads on if I should upgrade my CPU and probably motherboard, I'm not in a particular rush though, I think I'm going to wait and see how it gets on with directX 12 which I've heard can be quite heavy on your CPU.
  10. cardey88 said:
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.60GHz 41 °C
    Sandy Bridge-E 32nm Technology
    RAM
    32.0GB DDR3 @ 1203MHz (11-13-14-32)
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P9X79 (LGA2011) 28 °C
    Graphics
    SAMSUNG (3840x2160@60Hz)
    8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 37°C

    I have a similar situation as you can see, as to this
    "but I would like to say no to getting a 1070 in that motherboard. Asus stopped supporting P9X79 for long time ago with BIOS updates so I am not even sure if there is a new enough BIOS to have a GTX 10 series card"
    I wasn't aware of this possible problem but my GTX1080 is running without any problems.
    I am also at a bit of a crossroads on if I should upgrade my CPU and probably motherboard, I'm not in a particular rush though, I think I'm going to wait and see how it gets on with directX 12 which I've heard can be quite heavy on your CPU.


    So you have a 10 series card on a BIOS from 2014? That's actually amazing, didn't even know that was possible. I picked up an older 970 instead of 1060 just to be sure not to get this problem, welp welp, I bought the 970 used so I saved some there. Next time I do an upgrade, I'll just upgrade whole package.
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