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Can my 1050 tip graphics card support gaming on a 2k monitor.

Have 1050ti graphics card on dell icore 7 8700 Want to get the Dell 2k monitor will it support
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  1. nope, may be for old games. For any <5 year AAA game, don't even try. Just get a 1080p 60hz monitor.
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    It isn't like it won't work, but the 1050Ti isn't a very powerful card. So for older games you could probably get away with 2560x1440, but for newer games you will have to run lower settings or settle on a lower resolution with higher settings.

    Minimum you want for 60 FPS gaming at 2K is a GTX1070 or Vega 56. I make a strong recommendation for a GTX1070Ti though since it isn't much more expensive and gains you a significant amount of GPU performance.

    That said, many off the shelf computers don't have an adequate power supply, and sometimes space, for larger GPUs.
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  3. I wish people would stop calling it 2K monitor. WTF is a 2K monitor?
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  4. That appears to be a shorthand for what is really the "2.5K" resolutions - that includes 2560x1440 and 2560x1080.

    But, you're right, and I have the same wish you do. It's a vague, almost useless term. Questions such as these should state the specific resolution desired.
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  5. Pixel wise 2560x1440 is just under half of 3840x2160 so I think it makes some sense for shorthand purposes.

    Really the actual names are more precise. HD, FHD, QHD, UHD, WQHD, and so on.

    Though in the this case, 2560x1080 would still be a little much for a 1050Ti, would probably recommend a GTX1060 or RX580 for that.
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  6. Eximo said:
    Pixel wise 2560x1440 is just under half of 3840x2160 so I think it makes some sense for shorthand purposes.

    Really the actual names are more precise. HD, FHD, QHD, UHD, WQHD, and so on.


    Agreed with the latter, and I used to do that with the former, but found out later that it was actually supposed to be based more or less on horizontal resolution.

    But then you get some weird things like
    2560x1440 is 2.5k, but 2580x1080 is 2.5k ultra-wide. Etc.

    I was shocked the first time I found that 3840x1600 was considered 4k ultrawide, despite less pixels than 4k.
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