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GTX 1080 with 4690k

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fcomstoc

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Jan 24, 2012
Hello Everyone,

I hope this is not a stupid question, but I was debating getting a GTX 1080 now that the price has dropped, my current rig has a 4690k and I was wondering if that was good enough for a 1080 or if I would need a new system to run something like that??

As an additional side-note, I was also thinking about getting a 4k 40in TV for gaming on this system, mostly because most 4k monitors are 27-28in, seems a little small for that pixel density, am I crazy for doing that, should I just stick to a monitor??

Thanks for any insights,
Frank
 

azuza001

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Nov 27, 2007
Well, I have a 3570k at 4.2ghz and a gtx 1080 ti, and I play on a 43" 4k led tv, so we are pretty close too each other I system specs I think. I just upgrade from an xfx r9 390 and am incredibly happy with the jump in performance. But what do you play? That's kind of important. For example, I have been playing tomb raider, mordor, re7, civ 6, and grim dawn over the last few days for testing purposes (but I keep ending up just playing cause the games are just fun, you know?).

But I would say it would be a great upgrade in performance to make the jump.
 
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fcomstoc

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Well, I have a 3570k at 4.2ghz and a gtx 1080 ti, and I play on a 43" 4k led tv, so we are pretty close too each other I system specs I think. I just upgrade from an xfx r9 390 and am incredibly happy with the jump in performance. But what do you play? That's kind of important. For example, I have been playing tomb raider, mordor, re7, civ 6, and grim dawn over the last few days for testing purposes (but I keep ending up just playing cause the games are just fun, you know?).

But I would say it would be a great upgrade in performance to make the jump.

That is good to know, I was worried about the performance, and upgrading the entire PC is much more expensive than a $500 video card. I am going to upgrade in the future, but I would rather keep this PC for as long as it is offering good performance.

Now I just have to figure out how to mount a 40in monitor to the desk.
 
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fcomstoc

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Thank you, that is good to know, that was the thing I was worried about, I really dont want to have to build a completely new rig, big cost difference to do that, plus the one I have is less than 2 years old. :)
 

lynchmob72

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I'm running a 4790k and a gtx 1080 (2 actually) and it runs fine on 3 28 inch 4k monitors in essentially 12k (11520 x 2160) resolution. Need the 2 cards to run that but does just fine in 5304 x 992 with 1 card.