Question What GPU to choose for smooth gaming experience?

Patrick_37

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I would like to come back to PC gaming and therefore need to buy a GPU. I will play my games on my 3440x1440 Asus PG348Q 100Hz monitor with G-sync.

I do appreciate the efforts that developers put into beautiful graphics and would like to fully experience this beauty (for example in games like Witcher 3).

My aim is to have at least 60 fps in single player games like Witcher 3 or GTA V and at least 100 fps in more competitive games like Apex Legends on competitive graphics (probably medium/low).

I am considering the RTX 2070 (580$ in Poland) or RTX 2080 (900$ in Poland) because I heard that they are a good choice in 2019.

I do fear that my current CPU will bottleneck this cards. It is the i7-3770K overclocked to 4.5 Ghz. Will it be enough or should I consider upgrading it?

I do run my system on the MSI Z77 MPower Motherboard, 12 GB of Corsair DDR 3 RAM and a Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
 

Barty1884

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A 2070 seems like a solid card for what you want to achieve, yes.
Witcher3, Ultra 1440p nets ~90FPS give or take, so 1440p Ultrawide should net a 60FPS experience on Ultra. Might want to consider a mix of high/ultra to ensure >60FPS.
Apex Legends can be ran at 4K/High in the 40-50FPS range, so 1440p Ultrawide and Medium/Low should definitely see ~100FPS or more.

A 3770K is showing it's age at this point, but given the higher resolution, I think you'd be fine.

Either way, you're looking at a new GPU upgrade. Try it out on the 3770K platform and, if you find it's holding you back you can always upgrade.
 
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Patrick_37

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A 2070 seems like a solid card for what you want to achieve, yes.
Witcher3, Ultra 1440p nets ~90FPS give or take, so 1440p Ultrawide should net a 60FPS experience on Ultra. Might want to consider a mix of high/ultra to ensure >60FPS.
Apex Legends can be ran at 4K/High in the 40-50FPS range, so 1440p Ultrawide and Medium/Low should definitely see ~100FPS or more.

A 3770K is showing it's age at this point, but given the higher resolution, I think you'd be fine.

Either way, you're looking at a new GPU upgrade. Try it out on the 3770K platform and, if you find it's holding you back you can always upgrade.
Thank you (y)
 

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