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Is the GTX 1080 a good choice for my setup?

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NightPatrol

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Dec 20, 2015
Hey guys,

I have a computer with a GTX 970 and AMD A10-7850K APU which is an APU. I have enough saved up to replace my 970 with a 1080.

Previously, I was told my four 1080p monitors was too much for a 970, and that I should wait for the 1080 or buy a GTX 980Ti.

Now, the reason I'm buying this is because my computer can't really game with 4 monitors, and I need it to. I get about 25-50% the framerate with 3-4 monitors as I do with only one. I know my cpu isn't too good, but do you guys think my PC will run decent with the 1080? Will my CPU be too big of a bottleneck? Please leave your feedback, it is much appreciated. Thanks!

p.s. my signature is outdated and it won't update when I edit it for some reason... this is a link to my PC right now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xzPqLk
 

ATMINSIDE

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I think you'll be bottlenecked by the 7850K, if you aren't already.
 

wingman99

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Dec 10, 2003
Hey guys,

I have a computer with a GTX 970 and AMD A10-7850K APU which is an APU. I have enough saved up to replace my 970 with a 1080.

Previously, I was told my four 1080p monitors was too much for a 970, and that I should wait for the 1080 or buy a GTX 980Ti.

Now, the reason I'm buying this is because my computer can't really game with 4 monitors, and I need it to. I get about 25-50% the framerate with 3-4 monitors as I do with only one. I know my cpu isn't too good, but do you guys think my PC will run decent with the 1080? Will my CPU be too big of a bottleneck? Please leave your feedback, it is much appreciated. Thanks!

p.s. my signature is outdated and it won't update when I edit it for some reason... this is a link to my PC right now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xzPqLk

With 25-50% less framerates with 3-4 monitors you are GPU bottlenecked, a new GTX 1080 would relive that and if you want more FPS than you were getting with one monitor upgrade your CPU also.
 

Lukart

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Wait to see 1070 reviews, my guess is that much better for the money you pay. Besides, paying 699$ for a VGA , when you can get the 1070 that gives you double the 970 performance for 379$?
 

ATMINSIDE

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Wait to see 1070 reviews, my guess is that much better for the money you pay. Besides, paying 699$ for a VGA , when you can get the 1070 that gives you double the 970 performance for 379$?

It won't be long till they are $599, only the Founders Edition is $699.
Either card will be bottlenecked by a 7850K though, so it's a moot point.
 
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NightPatrol

NightPatrol

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Alright. I may just buy a 1080 and save a bit over the summer to buy like a 6700k and a mb or something good like that, but I am happy that you guys are saying the framerate drop with multiple monitors is probably because of my GPU. I'm perfectly happy with the framerate i get in games rn, I just need that same framerate with 3-4 monitors which sounds easy with the 1080.
 

wingman99

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Alright. I may just buy a 1080 and save a bit over the summer to buy like a 6700k and a mb or something good like that, but I am happy that you guys are saying the framerate drop with multiple monitors is probably because of my GPU. I'm perfectly happy with the framerate i get in games rn, I just need that same framerate with 3-4 monitors which sounds easy with the 1080.
Yes it will be easy with a GTX 1080 and 3-4 monitors.