Answered New gpu or ultrawide monitor?

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  1. Brummy1875

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    Hi I’m currently undecided on what to buy I have a gtx 1060 3gb model and I’m torn between getting the 6gb version or an LG 29” ultrawide I’m fine with gaming at 1080p and don’t have the cash for 1070/1080 gpu so help me out! Lol, my thinking is the monitor will have more of an impact than just upgrading to 6gb 1060 any advice? Thanks
     
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    monitor

    monitors are usually overlooked... and will last way longer than the average person's gpu.
     
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    I am swaying towards the monitor will I suffer much of a performance hit seeing as it’s a slightly higher resolution? I’m on a 24” 1080p 60hz standard monitor at the moment
     
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    yup of course u will suffer a performance hit.
     
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    Yip .if you're pushing more res then that's obviously going to require more grunt so you'll have to drop some settings .
     
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    My opinion is if you don’t have the cash for a 1070 or higher get a gtx 980ti which is 6 gig will cost less than the 6gig 1060 and also hammer it in performance
     
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    Interesting il give it some thought thanks
     
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    Assuming your after the monitor linked below, the performance difference is pretty small as its 2560x1080 so not a massive jump in resolution from 1080p. I'm using one of these with a 980ti and didn't see any massive drops in performance.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-Ultrawi...8&qid=1523532928&sr=8-1&keywords=lg+ultrawide

    Suppose the choice of gpu or monitor is down to what are you looking to do with it? If everything your playing runs badly and you want better performance, get a new GPU as a new monitor wont fix that. Going from the 3gb to 6gb version of the same card wont make a massive difference either. Your best saving a bit more and getting a 1070 or a cheap 980ti.
     
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    Does it work ok with it being AMD Freesync rather than GSync ?
     
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    I haven't had any issues
     
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    But does it support variable frame rate ?
     

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