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I have I7 7700 and gtx 1050ti 4gb I really want to know what to upgrade should I upgrade to gtx 1080ti or i7 7700k Please tell me??
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  1. Depends on what you want to achieve.

    The jump from GTX 1050 Ti to a GTX 1080 Ti is significant; the jump from i7-7700 to an i7-7700K is not (not worth it).

    Using a GTX 1080 Ti means you are looking at 4K/60Hz or 1440p/144Hz++ monitor gaming on AAA games maxed settings. The upgrade assumes you have a PSU capable of delivering power to your rig as well as ample PCIe power connectors (a good-quality 650W PSU is often recommended).

    Using an i7-7700K means you want to try overclocking your CPU to faster clock speeds (because your current i7-7700 is locked and cannot be overclocked). This upgrade assumes you have a Z270-chipset motherboard which supports overclocking. If you only have a B250-chipset or H270-chipset motherboard, you cannot overclock the i7-7700K. The upgrade also means you have to get an aftermarket CPU cooler (as the i7-7700K has a high TDP and does not come with a stock cooler in the box).

    You'd notice significant performance in upgrading your GPU than your CPU, based on your options, provided the aformentioned factors are met.
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  2. With a 7700 to a 7700k that's a tiny upgrade. 1050 Ti to 1080 Ti is a huge upgrade. And with a 7700 you shouldn't have any trouble running anything with a 1080 Ti anyways.

    Also unless you have a Z270 motherboard, you wouldn't benefit from having a K-series chip anyways, since only Z270's allow for overclocking (as opposed to B250,B150, H110, etc. chipsets)
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  3. Also, please stop using the word "maxed". That is such a BS term, and completely inaccurate. Try maxing out AC:Syndicate with even a 1080 Ti you won't hit 60fps at even 1440p, let alone higher resolutions. Just say Ultra, because many MANY games have settings that go HIGHER than the preset Ultra settings. One of which, is AA or Render scaling, which will absolutely destroy performance unless you were playing at 1080p with a 1080 Ti.
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  4. EpIckFa1LJoN said:

    Also unless you have a Z270 motherboard, you wouldn't benefit from having a K-series chip anyways


    There is a bit of a clock speed boost between the 7700/7700K too (4.2-4.5GHz), but overall, it's going to be a minor upgrade.

    EpIckFa1LJoN said:
    Also, please stop using the word "maxed". That is such a BS term, and completely inaccurate. Try maxing out AC:Syndicate with even a 1080 Ti you won't hit 60fps at even 1440p, let alone higher resolutions. Just say Ultra, because many MANY games have settings that go HIGHER than the preset Ultra settings. One of which, is AA or Render scaling, which will absolutely destroy performance unless you were playing at 1080p with a 1080 Ti.


    It's all about context. For the purpose of what raisonjohn was saying, "maxed" makes sense. It agree it's not overly accurate as a blanket statement though, as you mention, certain titles are going to struggle with high(er) settings with even a 1080TI, depending on the resolution.

    Even saying that though, your suggestion to "Just say Ultra" would be guilty of the same thing. I'm sure there are plenty of titles where "Ultra" presets would be out of reach, even with a 1080TI, depending on the resolution.
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  5. Barty1884 said:
    EpIckFa1LJoN said:

    Also unless you have a Z270 motherboard, you wouldn't benefit from having a K-series chip anyways


    There is a bit of a clock speed boost between the 7700/7700K too (4.2-4.5GHz), but overall, it's going to be a minor upgrade.

    EpIckFa1LJoN said:
    Also, please stop using the word "maxed". That is such a BS term, and completely inaccurate. Try maxing out AC:Syndicate with even a 1080 Ti you won't hit 60fps at even 1440p, let alone higher resolutions. Just say Ultra, because many MANY games have settings that go HIGHER than the preset Ultra settings. One of which, is AA or Render scaling, which will absolutely destroy performance unless you were playing at 1080p with a 1080 Ti.


    It's all about context. For the purpose of what raisonjohn was saying, "maxed" makes sense. It agree it's not overly accurate as a blanket statement though, as you mention, certain titles are going to struggle with high(er) settings with even a 1080TI, depending on the resolution.

    Even saying that though, your suggestion to "Just say Ultra" would be guilty of the same thing. I'm sure there are plenty of titles where "Ultra" presets would be out of reach, even with a 1080TI, depending on the resolution.


    Not at 4k 60Hz or 3440x1440 100Hz. In fact there is exactly one instance where my 1080 Ti cannot hit 100Hz on Ultra 3440x1440 and that is in BF1 on "The Runner" Where I dip in the low 80's for a lot of the mission. However, with a good G-sync monitor it isn't even noticeable and is quite playable.

    The CPU is what keeps me from hitting 100fps other times.

    But as far as maxed out goes. It's way worse than saying Ultra... In fact, the very definition of "playable" varies from person to person, so that could be said about anything. But the fact of the matter is, Ultra is quite similar under most circumstances on most games, especially talking about newer AAA titles. But again even slightly older games, even AC:BF, is a nightmare trying to run with AA high. Even World of Warcraft is extremely difficult to run with AA on and Render scale above 100%. But turn off AA you can hit the Ultra preset, or 10 on the graphics slider in WoW and be just fine. The difference between Ultra and "Maxed" is often one setting, but its a graphics killer settings like AA or render quality.
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  6. EpIckFa1LJoN said:
    Not at 4k 60Hz or 3440x1440 100Hz. In fact there is exactly one instance where my 1080 Ti cannot hit 100Hz on Ultra 3440x1440 and that is in BF1 on "The Runner" Where I dip in the low 80's for a lot of the mission. However, with a good G-sync monitor it isn't even noticeable and is quite playable.


    Ok, perhaps "certain titles" was a bit too broad? :lol:

    So, if you can dip into the 80's at 3440x1440 (4.95m pixels, approx), wouldn't it be reasonable to conclude that at 4K (3840x2160 = 8.3m pixels, approx), a consistent 60FPS may not be achievable on "all" titles at 4K?

    Or, something like H1Z1?

    Therefore, "Ultra" 60FPS @ 4K would be a little too simplistic? That's all I was saying.
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  7. Alright, that will be enough of the off-topic bickering (heralds, you know better). Stick to the question asked by the OP and keep the other stuff out of here.
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  8. yashahlawat19 said:
    I have I7 7700 and gtx 1050ti 4gb I really want to know what to upgrade should I upgrade to gtx 1080ti or i7 7700k Please tell me??


    What are you using this for?
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  9. okcnaline said:
    yashahlawat19 said:
    I have I7 7700 and gtx 1050ti 4gb I really want to know what to upgrade should I upgrade to gtx 1080ti or i7 7700k Please tell me??


    What are you using this for?


    GAMING I WANT TO RUN ALL THE GAMES AT 1440p or 1080p at ultra graphics atleast 2022
    If I upgrade to 1080ti will this be possible?
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  10. 1440P at Ultra... Maybe if you only play competitively, perhaps. 1080P, your build would play games well enough until either it or the 1080P standard dies.

    It's worth upgrading to the 1080 Ti from the 1050 Ti.
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