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Gtx 1080ti obsolescence at 4K, and 4K textures

Hi, Here is my current hardware: core i5 4690 (boost 3.9ghz), gtx 1080ti, 16GB ram, acer 24' screen at 1200p.
I play mostly AAA games, RPGs, actions games ( fallout, witcher, deus ex, super excited for anthem!) barely any shooters although BF1 gave me a few hours of fun. I like to take my time in games.

After writing on forums about my dilemma between 1440p 144hz and 4K, I finally was able to make the 90 minute-long plane trip that took me to the electric town in Tokyo where are located quite a few pc stores.

I managed to see 144hz in action (doom 2016) and played with the monitor settings to change the refresh rate back and forth between 144hz and 60hz. It was definitely visible on the fois game, especially when turning.

I also saw 4k screen but they where ether displaying static 4k pictures, or running the ffxiv benchmark in a loop. On that game, the main characters were indeed very crisp but the textures muddy to say the least. When I asked if they had any other games, they told me they did not have the horsepower to run anything else in 4K. It was a disappointment.

On the other hand, the difference 144hz-60 was visible but probably not essential, especially since I mostly do RPG, actions games and often stop in the middle of a game to just look around the details.

Here are my questions:

1. Do most recent AAA games offer textures for 4K right off the bat, or does it come later in the form of updates?
2. I am thinking of the 4K gsync 28' acer XB281HK. With gsync and by progressively lowering settings at 4K, how long will I be able to play at a comfortable frame rate, albeit lower than 60hz, with one 1080ti?
3. Just in case the 4K path does not seem the best, with my core i5 CPU at boost 3.9, will I be able to maintain high FPS at 1440p 144hz for a few years? Playing at 60hz or so at 1440p would kind of defeat the purpose.

Thank you!
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    David Taquet said:


    Hi, Here is my current hardware: core i5 4690 (boost 3.9ghz), gtx 1080ti, 16GB ram, acer 24' screen at 1200p.
    I play mostly AAA games, RPGs, actions games ( fallout, witcher, deus ex, super excited for anthem!) barely any shooters although BF1 gave me a few hours of fun. I like to take my time in games.

    After writing on forums about my dilemma between 1440p 144hz and 4K, I finally was able to make the 90 minute-long plane trip that took me to the electric town in Tokyo where are located quite a few pc stores.

    I managed to see 144hz in action (doom 2016) and played with the monitor settings to change the refresh rate back and forth between 144hz and 60hz. It was definitely visible on the fois game, especially when turning.

    I also saw 4k screen but they where ether displaying static 4k pictures, or running the ffxiv benchmark in a loop. On that game, the main characters were indeed very crisp but the textures muddy to say the least. When I asked if they had any other games, they told me they did not have the horsepower to run anything else in 4K. It was a disappointment.

    On the other hand, the difference 144hz-60 was visible but probably not essential, especially since I mostly do RPG, actions games and often stop in the middle of a game to just look around the details.

    Here are my questions:

    1. Do most recent AAA games offer textures for 4K right off the bat, or does it come later in the form of updates?
    2. I am thinking of the 4K gsync 28' acer XB281HK. With gsync and by progressively lowering settings at 4K, how long will I be able to play at a comfortable frame rate, albeit lower than 60hz, with one 1080ti?
    3. Just in case the 4K path does not seem the best, with my core i5 CPU at boost 3.9, will I be able to maintain high FPS at 1440p 144hz for a few years? Playing at 60hz or so at 1440p would kind of defeat the purpose.

    Thank you!




    most games dont have true 4k textures, that usually comes later or from the modding community if any

    the 1080 ti is ideal for 1440p 144hz

    your cpu however is not, need an overclocked i7

    4k 60hz is doable with your current setup, but due to how demanding 4k is you will need to lower settings to reach 60 fps in most newer games
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