When do the next generation GPUs drop?


#3087

Ahh, yeah, in that case freesync will help a lot. You might find 4k playable, assuming your framerates don’t drop below the freesync range of your monitors.


#3088

4K scales down to 1080p pretty easily. You lose the crazy high-rez, but you gain ridiculous frame rates. And on really demanding games, it still turns out butter-smooth with Freesync.


#3089

4k scales down to 1080p perfectly, in fact. It’s pixel-perfect, each pixel is 4 pixels.


#3090

From what I read that’s theoretical, but most monitors don’t support direct scaling so they use the same scaling they use to go from 4k to 1440p to go from 4k to 1080p. I forgot what the term was called.


#3091

You know I looked it up and you’re 100% correct. What we want is nearest-neighbor integer upscaling, and both Nvidia and AMD drivers only do bicubic upscaling, which adds a blurring effect and is not pixel-perfect.

Thanks for pointing that out, as I’ve been saying that 2x2 pixel thing for years and nobody ever corrected me.


#3092

I just regurgitate what I read on the internet :)


#3093

That explains why 1080p has always felt a little off when I’ve tried it on this 4k monitor.


#3094

So, in that case is 1440p less blurry than 1080p on a 4k?


#3095

Too many variables for a hard/fast rule. Depends on the game, your GPU, your drivers, and your monitor. You need to try it and see which you prefer on your specific configuration.


#3096

One of my long-standing dreams for monitor technology. Maybe next decade.


#3097

It would be completely trivial to add this functionality to drivers or monitors. Frustrating!


#3098

This guy has made it his personal quest: http://tanalin.com/en/articles/lossless-scaling/


#3099

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, fwiw, but never got around to it. 😁


#3100

RTX 2080 for $650:


#3101

Thats the card I had with the bad HDMI port. And then returned while they were OOS so I couldn’t get a replacement. :|

But the price is waaaay better… Do I dare try again?

Its pretty much a 1080ti performance + card. RTX is useless this gen from what I’ve seen with BF V performance numbers. And I don’t think any game has DLSS enabled yet

Ah no worries, the Ebay coupon code expired. :D


#3102

Nvidia continues their profoundly disappointing 20-series with the GTX2060, which is 5% slower than a GTX1070.

Typically you expect the x60 to be roughly equal to the x70 of the previous generation. The GTX1060 was a particularly good card as it’s 10% faster than the GTX970. This is why Nvidia’s 10-series dominated the market and why the 20-series sucks goat nuts.


#3103

Damn. If any other Canadians here, best buy has the 1070 for $349, sold out online and in nearby stores. But an amazing price probably worth checking your local store for.


#3104

Seriously. I’m really looking to upgrade my GTX 1080, but the only real upgrade path for me is the 2080ti. And forget spending $1300 on a single-step GPU upgrade. I won’t give a crap about RTX for the next couple years minimum, and even then I won’t be running it on the 20 series due to the performance hit.

I’m really hoping AMD can do something, because Nvidia’s latest offerings are abysmal.


#3105

I got a GTX 1070 for $370 along with a free game in Feb of 2017. It’s sad that $350 this many months later is a great price.


#3106

Pretty soon there won’t be any left.