1x 680 @ 2560x1440p

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  1. Comrade_Jerkov

    Comrade_Jerkov Master Guru

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    So, I've got a 2gb DCUII 680 that's been clocked at 1280/6800 for a while now. I recently splurged on an Asus 2560x1440p monitor instead of going for one of the Crossover or Catleap monitors on eBay.

    I'm a single GPU guy, always have been. My oc'd 680 should do a little better than a stock 770 with it's higher core clock, and I'd imagine 2gb should suffice as long as I don't go crazy with the AA (except in Rome 2..........).

    Should I consider upgrading to a custom 290x whenever they come out? I like to do every other gpu lineup, but since I'm jumping resolutions maybe I should I consider upgrading?

    I'm eventually gonna upgrade the rest of my system, but I'm skipping Haswell since my 4 year old 940 can still hold it's own.
     
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    1440p will perform similar to 1080p with some AA. From what I'm told, you don't need much AA, if any at all at 1440p due to higher ppi.
     
  3. yasamoka

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    I'd say yes, a 680 will struggle somewhat for 1440p 60FPS. I don't see the point in playing at lower FPS than that just because you upgraded to a higher resolution. That gives you a higher resolution but also takes something very important away, which is smooth gaming.

    Not that FPS below 60 can't be smooth, it all depends, but I'd say 60FPS and above is where it's at.

    What eclap is saying is true, if you're fine with your 680's performance at 1080p 4xMSAA, you will generally not find an issue with performance at 1440p no AA.
     
  4. Comrade_Jerkov

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    I'd imagine BF4 would avg in the low 50's with 2x AA, but I'll probably just disable multisampling and stick with fxaa.

    As eclap stated higher res tends to smooth out the jaggies.

    I was just looking for reassurance that I should be good to go, with the exception of Crysis 3 which melts everything maxed out haha.
     

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    Yeah Crysis 3 is a no-go even with multi-GPU most of the time.

    2x is not very intensive so you should perhaps base performance on 4xMSAA 1080p.

    FXAA is blurry, why not try SMAA?
     
  6. Comrade_Jerkov

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    I have never used SMAA before. From my understanding SMAA is better quality but only slightly slower than FXAA?
     
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    SMAA is great, much better than fxaa imo, fxaa introduces too much blur. I think at 1440p with low post AA in bf4, you'll be fine.
     
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    Driver FXAA though is higher quality than any in game or injector FXAA.
     
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    probably yes, haven't really used fxaa from nvidia drivers. Do you guys get smaa that way too?
     
  10. lIqUI[]

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    it will be fine...I ran the exact same card at that resolution up until last week when it decided to take a dump on me.
     

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