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What is a good GPU for 49 inch ultrawide gaming monitor?

reda222

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I recently bought the Samsung 49 inch 1440p ultrawide monitor. I currently have a GeForce 1060 6GB GPU. I can run most games at high settings above 60+ FPS at normal resolution 2560 x 1440. However, when I make it full screen on the ultra wide monitor (5120x1440) , the FPS drops significantly to 30-40 FPS, in some games even in lowest settings.

So I am looking to buy a new GPU. I really want this to be as cheap as possible. But I want to be able to run 60+ FPS smoothly in full-screen. Is there an option of running dual GPU's? Or is it better for me to just get completly new GPU? What second or new GPU should I get that is a reasonable price?

Motherboard: ASUS® PRIME Z270-P: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
Monitor: Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Curved Gaming Dual WQHD 1440p Monitor
CPU: i7-7700k
GPU: GeForce 1060 6GB
RAM: 32 GB
 
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SpyderTracks

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Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Curved Gaming Dual WQHD 1440p Monitor
That's one hell of a monitor! Wow!

120Hz - 5120x1440 - No adaptive sync

Really to power that with some headroom, I'd be looking at an RTX2070 Super, or even a Sapphire 5700XT Pulse which is supposed to be only a few percent slower than the RTX2070 Super for about £100 cheaper (around £380 vs £480).

One thing to take into consideration is that for future proofing, NVidia cards will work with both GSync and Freesync monitors (should you upgrade further down the line), whereas AMD cards will only work with Freesync.
The Sapphire has literally just hit the markets but stocks seem good atm.
 
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reda222

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That's one hell of a monitor! Wow!

120Hz - 5120x1440 - No adaptive sync

Really to power that with some headroom, I'd be looking at an RTX2070 Super, or even a Sapphire 5700XT Pulse which is supposed to be only a few percent slower than the RTX2070 Super for about £100 cheaper (around £380 vs £480).

One thing to take into consideration is that for future proofing, AMD cards will work with both GSync and Freesync monitors (should you upgrade further down the line), whereas nVidia cards will only work with Gsync.
The Sapphire has literally just hit the markets but stocks seem good atm.
Well I bought it mainly for productivity. Before I had a 2 normal monitor setup, I got to the stage where I needed 3, so it was either getting a third monitor, or get an ultra wide. I decided to go for the ultra wide, and it is working out perfectly as it is doing great for me!

I knew I wanted to game on it, but I was ok with gaming at normal resolution on it which my 1060 handles fine. However, I recently started playing some games full-screen even in really low FPS, and it was an amazing experience. So now I want to play all games full-screen lol, hence why I am looking for a new GPU.

I am definitively not getting a monitor upgrade anytime soon. This monitor will be with me for a very very long time. I really like the idea of the RTX2070 Super. It's a reasonable price as well. I thought I had to get a crazy expensive GPU.

Is there no way I can use my current 1060 with another GPU?
 

SpyderTracks

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Well I bought it mainly for productivity. Before I had a 2 normal monitor setup, I got to the stage where I needed 3, so it was either getting a third monitor, or get an ultra wide. I decided to go for the ultra wide, and it is working out perfectly as it is doing great for me!

I knew I wanted to game on it, but I was ok with gaming at normal resolution on it which my 1060 handles fine. However, I recently started playing some games full-screen even in really low FPS, and it was an amazing experience. So now I want to play all games full-screen lol, hence why I am looking for a new GPU.

I am definitively not getting a monitor upgrade anytime soon. This monitor will be with me for a very very long time. I really like the idea of the RTX2070 Super. It's a reasonable price as well. I thought I had to get a crazy expensive GPU.

Is there no way I can use my current 1060 with another GPU?
SLI isn't really that great of an experience anymore (pairing 2 cards), there isn't really much support for it, and a lot of drawbacks generally like stuttering etc.

A single card is really the best idea these days.
 

Scott

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One thing to take into consideration is that for future proofing, AMD cards will work with both GSync and Freesync monitors (should you upgrade further down the line), whereas nVidia cards will only work with Gsync.
Is it not the opposite? NVidia cards are currently working with both GSync and Freesync. I thought it was GSync that was proprietary to Nvidia.
 

SpyderTracks

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Is it not the opposite? NVidia cards are currently working with both GSync and Freesync. I thought it was GSync that was proprietary to Nvidia.
Thanks for correcting, yes, that’s more like it. Will edit my original post in case it causes confusion.
 

Scott

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FWIW I don't think it's worth the £100 premium in this case anyway, especially with the current monitor considered. I would probably pocket the £100 and go with the 5700XT.
 

Oussebon

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Is there no way I can use my current 1060 with another GPU?
The 1060 doesn't support SLI anyway. It doesn't have the connectors.

A tiny handful of games may support multi GPU via DX12, such that you could in principle pair the 1060 with another 1060 (or in 1 case another GPU altogether!) but unless all you play is Ashes it's not going to be worth it.

Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Curved Gaming Dual WQHD 1440p Monitor
If that;'s this monitor (correct me if wrong) https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/detail/1421/C49RG90 then it has Freesync 2.

The monitor is pretty close to 4k in terms of what you'll need to drive it. Though I assume you'd be using AA more appropriate to 1440p i.e. more of it than for 4k - so that might eat into some of the headroom.

It's worth giving some thought to specific titles and what settings you intend to game on. Do your all-time favourites heavily favour Nvidia GPUs? And if they do, is that still true of Navi? e.g. FO4 didn't seem to like Vega so much, but seems happier with Navi.

If a 5700 XT is ~£400 (don't buy the ones with single fan coolers!) and a 2070 Super is £500, and price is a priority, the 5700XT sounds like the winner. But be sure you understand the kind of performance you're likely to see at the higher settings before buying anything:

 
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reda222

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The 1060 doesn't support SLI anyway. It doesn't have the connectors.

A tiny handful of games may support multi GPU via DX12, such that you could in principle pair the 1060 with another 1060 (or in 1 case another GPU altogether!) but unless all you play is Ashes it's not going to be worth it.

If that;'s this monitor (correct me if wrong) https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/detail/1421/C49RG90 then it has Freesync 2.

The monitor is pretty close to 4k in terms of what you'll need to drive it. Though I assume you'd be using AA more appropriate to 1440p i.e. more of it than for 4k - so that might eat into some of the headroom.

It's worth giving some thought to specific titles and what settings you intend to game on. Do your all-time favourites heavily favour Nvidia GPUs? And if they do, is that still true of Navi? e.g. FO4 didn't seem to like Vega so much, but seems happier with Navi.

If a 5700 XT is ~£400 (don't buy the ones with single fan coolers!) and a 2070 Super is £500, and price is a priority, the 5700XT sounds like the winner. But be sure you understand the kind of performance you're likely to see at the higher settings before buying anything:

Thanks for the nice reply. Yes that is the monitor.

I am leaning towards the 5700 right now, but I really don't want to buy a new GPU after a very long time after this, so do you suggest paying the extra £100 for future proof, or to extend the time until I have to get a new GPU? (By getting the 2070 Super that is) Does that logic work here?

I play games mostly in mid to high settings, such as Battlefield, CoD, FarCry.
 

Oussebon

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By the time the 5700 XT (note, XT is different to the 5700 without the XT) provides a poor gaming experience, the 2070 Super won't be doing much better.

So you'll want to upgrade the GPU at around the same time, whichever you buy, but the 5700 XT saves you £100 towards that.

Assuming that's the price difference between them, that's the argument I'd make.
 

reda222

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By the time the 5700 XT (note, XT is different to the 5700 without the XT) provides a poor gaming experience, the 2070 Super won't be doing much better.

So you'll want to upgrade the GPU at around the same time, whichever you buy, but the 5700 XT saves you £100 towards that.

Assuming that's the price difference between them, that's the argument I'd make.
Hello Oussebon, I hope you are still here. So following our conversation if you want to read it. I have just found an RTX 2080ti used in very good condition for £780, what do you think of getting that instead?
 

Oussebon

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It's a personal call.

If it were me, I wouldn't buy an £800 GPU with no warranty or second hand. Even if the seller was related to me and I literally had video footage of thing's history from the factory to landing in my hands. Because even if it's been treated with immaculate care, hardware can die at any point with no obvious warning or way to prevent it.

Some AIB companies (notably EVGA) do provide warranties to 2nd hand owners, albeit from the factory date rather than purchase date. But even then there's no guarantee the original owner didn't do something to invalidate the warranty, knowingly or otherwise, and isn't telling you.

It's a gamble, no two ways about it. And as with any gambling, it's up to you if you want to do it :)
 
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