[SOLVED] Will GTX 1070 and i7 4790K be enough for 60 fps 1440p ultra gaming?

damdam88

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Just as the title says. I have a non-overclocked i7 4790K with 16 gigs of DDR3 ram (1600 mhz stock) and looking to get a GTX 1070 for gaming only. I'm not into competitive online gaming (cs go, pubg, etc) so a decent frame rate between 50-60 fps is enough for my eyes not detecting any slowing down of the action. Yet, I tend to notice when frames go below 50 fps for some reason. Had a GTX 980 ti before and I used to get solid 50s playing Witcher 3 on ultra (no hairworks). I'd like to play mostly the AAA titles that I missed between 2016-2019 and of course the new ones coming next year (RDR2, Cyberpunk). I'd like this combo to cover my gaming needs for at least a year until I fully upgrade my system. What do you think? Thanks.
 

alceryes

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1440p
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more than 50FPS

The GTX 1070 will be underpowered. Even older titles like Skyrim and GTA V can bring newer, powerful cards to their knees at times (below 50FPS), on the very highest settings.
If you are willing to sacrifice the most punishing eye candy settings (maybe only one or two), then you'll be fine. Otherwise get something better than the GTX 1080.

Edit - Be sure the games reside on a fast SSD too. More and more open world games are loading heavy content while you are playing. If you have a spindle drive it'll be lag city.
 
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boju

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1070 should do the job but so would your 980Ti. Have you got the 1070 yet? Because 1070 and 980Ti are about the same.

 

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To be honest a 1070 is a decent card but i do get the occasional drop to 55fps on my 1080Ti and 9700K @5Ghz on a 1440p so i'm thinking a 1070 is a little underpowered. I'd certainly go to a 1080 if you can?
 

boju

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To be honest a 1070 is a decent card but i do get the occasional drop to 55fps on my 1080Ti and 9700K @5Ghz on a 1440p so i'm thinking a 1070 is a little underpowered. I'd certainly go to a 1080 if you can?
Which games? I suggest turning antialiasing completely off as youll gain more fps and 1440p don't really need image enhanceing as much ive found on my 27" 1440p screen.
 

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1070 should do the job but so would your 980Ti. Have you got the 1070 yet? Because 1070 and 980Ti are about the same.

I didn't get the gtx 1070 yet but my 980 ti is long gone, sold it about 2.5 years ago and didn't have time to game due to work abroad since then. That's why I'm looking to get back in with a suitable gpu.
 

alceryes

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1440p
"Ultra" settings
more than 50FPS

The GTX 1070 will be underpowered. Even older titles like Skyrim and GTA V can bring newer, powerful cards to their knees at times (below 50FPS), on the very highest settings.
If you are willing to sacrifice the most punishing eye candy settings (maybe only one or two), then you'll be fine. Otherwise get something better than the GTX 1080.

Edit - Be sure the games reside on a fast SSD too. More and more open world games are loading heavy content while you are playing. If you have a spindle drive it'll be lag city.
 
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