1080 Ti on 1080p@60 Hz and why it makes sense

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  1. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    GPU usage is one thing but scaling is another :) You could have one card pushing 50fps and two cards pushing 70fps even though both cards are at 99% load.
     
  2. Darren Hodgson

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    I bought my first G-SYNC monitor the weekend before last and I'm absolutely thrilled by it. It's the same resolution as my 25" 2560x1440 Dell U2515H but has a much higher refresh rate of 165 Hz vs. just 60 Hz on the Dell.

    I was always of the opinion that a perfect 60 fps framerate was all I needed to enjoy games to the full and that is why I decided to stick with 1440p rather than go for 4K. It meant I could crank up all the eye candy and still have 60 fps in 99.9% of games. The GTX 1080 Ti is an absolute beast and runs pretty much everything at 2560x1440 on maxed out settings, some even at 4K using DSR, and I can now see by how much more with G-SYNC, thanks to being able to use higher framerates with any screen tearing or stuttering.

    It's revolutionary IMO and it isn't something you can really show people either; they have to experience it themselves. The Witcher 3 maxed out at 4K with Hairworks on runs at between 45 and 60 fps on my system but it feels smooth at all times. It is a joy to play. Unfortunately, there are games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands which struggle to maintain 60 fps at 2560x1440 on maxed out settings so G-SYNC absolutely helps here with the dips to the low 50s fps such that I no longer notice them.

    Personally, I think the GTX 1080 Ti is a bit wasted at 1080p even with a high refresh display. It more ideally suited for 1440p in my experience. If you play games on larger screens then that lower 1080p resolution is going to be more noticeably blocky/jaggy than the same size screen at 1440p. The GTX 1080 Ti has plenty of juice for 1440p and even if that's only going to be the case for another 12-18 months then I am fine with that because I feel I am getting a quality experience in all games even though the rest of PC was built in 2013. I would not be getting that if I had to use a 1080p display (that's a console experience in my view). :D
     
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    This is a pretty good analogy. Take heed. :)
     
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    dude, im on a GTX 1080 FE (NON ti) and a 1080p 60hz monitor is choking my system soo hard its insanity... My ASUS PG248Q broke 2 weeks ago, im stuck using my lame a55 1680x1050 DVI display for the time being and its just insane how my accuracy playing any FPS has completely diminished 5 fold on this old crappy DVI monitor. my monitor only goes up to 60hz and vsync doesnt work properly and introduces frame stutter input lag like crazy...

    for example: if i play Ghost recon Wildlands, with all settings on very high at 2xdsr (2715x1527), with vsync off ill get up to 80-90FPS and it will never dip below 64 fps. WITH VSYNC ON, it stays at 59-60fps but then ill see it very quickly drop to about 52fps and go back to 59-60fps- ABSOLUTELY effin horrid.....the ONLY GAMES i have no problem with vsync enabled on is stuff that is about 2 years old with the exception of Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza horizon 3 (some reason, these two xbox/windows games run fine with VSYNc ON and believe it or not FH3 can do 3360x2100 @ SOLID 60fps with no dips at all with all settings on ultimate over my DVI connection! WOW

    proof here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ulknEbgfQ

    ^^^^^ This is nice and all but man oh man, do i wish i had another 400$ to shell out on another Gsync 180hz monitor... I miss it soo fkn bad
    simple answer, VSYNC 60FPS SUCKS AND SWALLOWS... HARD
     

  5. Monstieur

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    1080 Ti SLI is reuquired for a stable 1080p 144+ Hz. I have 1080 SLI and a 240 Hz monitor and its too slow. It's very jarring when the game drops from 144+ fps to even 80 fps.
     
  6. adabiviak

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    As these posts attest, it depends on the games one plays, and the expectations one has for performance. I would rather drop the video resolution/options a click if it meant the difference between 30FPS and 60FPS, where other players aren't. I'm also comfortable at anything over maybe 45FPS, where some players are not.

    I have a 165Hz G-Sync monitor, and as has been mentioned, it's a game changer. Borderlands 2 is almost exclusively what I play, and I have most (not all) the eye candy turned on (including maxed Physx), and it plays like a dream, regularly pegging 165FPS. Without G-Sync, I think I've seen it peg out at, what, 600? G-Sync is totally worth the "lower" framerates though: giving games the headroom to reach for 165FPS, but not otherwise noticing the dips to lower but otherwise acceptable frame rates when various engine vagaries present themselves gives me more flexibility in the graphic options.

    I think the new Doom might be the most taxing game I own, but it's got Id's weird framerate limits, so it rarely drops below 60FPS anyway. Maybe the new Prey? Still runs fantastic.
     
  7. Shataan

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    If you have a 1080p display, just max out the DSR.... until you can afford to upgrade to an UltraWide.
     
  8. Dragondale13

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    1080Ti on a 60hz only display doesn't make sense to me.The monitor itself isn't designed for fluctuations in the stream, it will stutter.If it was equipped with G-Sync or FreeSync tech then I'd agree with that combo.
     
  9. Miken420

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    I'm liking it on a 144hz G-Sync monitor with FPS capped at 60 via Precision XOC.

    It seems really really smooth with none of that input lag you get with vsync, and the 60 fps framerate cap leaves plenty of headroom for loading in assets and big scenes.
     

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