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Old June 6, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Or do I? I'm currently considering an upgrade to a 2560x1440 monitor. The question is will my current gtx 670 be able to cope at maxed settings (minus AA and AF) ? Thanks in advance.

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Old June 6, 2013, 03:23 PM
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depends on the games, but it should be fine. My 660Ti does alright at 2560x1600 for most titles.
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Old June 6, 2013, 03:33 PM
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you should be okay for thisgen, theonly game that hurts my current pc with a 670 @ 2560X1440 is crysis 3.....
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Old June 6, 2013, 03:37 PM
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It should be ok. My 580 did max detail/res on most games at 2560x1600, and my 680 does it on every game I've tried.

If you don't have Geforce Experience, download it. It will set your details and options for most current games based on your card and res.
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So no sli required ? and same goes for only having 2 gigs of ram ?
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To give you an idea, I've been using a radeon 5870 with my 2600x1650 monitor for 3 years, and it's only starting to give me some trouble. I just ordered a GTX 780, but you should be fine for most games with your card.

Another thing to keep in mind, the higher the resolution, the less useful AA becomes. At 2600x1650, in most games I can't see the difference between AA off and AA on, and I've never been able to see any difference between 2x and 8x SSAA on this monitor. So usually, when I enable AA, it's only 2x. But my 5870 could run Battlefield 3 HQ no problem. A few months ago I bought Bioshock : Infinite and I'm only getting 35 fps, with dips below 30, so that's part of the reason I'm upgrading. Considering your GTX 670 is about 30-40% faster that the 5870, I'd say you're good for at least a year or two.

Your mileage will vary depending what games you play of course.
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You'll definitely have to turn down settings, yes!!!
I'm using 2 680 classified and have to turn down some eye candy @ 2560 x 1440.
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Old June 6, 2013, 04:56 PM
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To give you an idea, I've been using a radeon 5870 with my 2600x1650 monitor for 3 years, and it's only starting to give me some trouble. I just ordered a GTX 780, but you should be fine for most games with your card.

Another thing to keep in mind, the higher the resolution, the less useful AA becomes. At 2600x1650, in most games I can't see the difference between AA off and AA on, and I've never been able to see any difference between 2x and 8x SSAA on this monitor. So usually, when I enable AA, it's only 2x. But my 5870 could run Battlefield 3 HQ no problem. A few months ago I bought Bioshock : Infinite and I'm only getting 35 fps, with dips below 30, so that's part of the reason I'm upgrading. Considering your GTX 670 is about 30-40% faster that the 5870, I'd say you're good for at least a year or two.

Your mileage will vary depending what games you play of course.
30" monitor is 2560 x 1600
27" 2560 x 1440
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Can you even see a visual difference on a 27" 2560x1440 when AA is enabled / disabled? I can barely tell on my 30" 2560x1600, so the higher pixel density on the 27" must make it even less useful.

With the 4k screens coming, I think we'll start to see AA fall into disuse completely.
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Personally I'd go dual 770's (4gb) if you can stretch to them (or a second 670 if you already have one) but it really does depend on the game... something like L4D2 I can run on absolute max everything at 2560x1440 and still have usually more than 120fps, newer titles are much less forgiving.

There is nothing unplayable about a single 670 at that res BUT if you like to max all the eye candy and run at least 45+ fps in the newer and more resource hungry games then dual cards are what your after.

P.S the 4GB is if you like to mess with high res texture packs and the like. 2 should be fine for the vast majority of games at stock.
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