Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    ROG Member Array guzorc PC Specs
    guzorc PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)ROG G750 JM
    MotherboardMaximus vIII skylake
    ProcessorI7 Skylake
    Memory (part number)CMX16GX4M2B3200C16
    Graphics Card #1GTX 1080 STRIX
    MonitorLG
    Storage #1500gb SSD
    Storage #260 gb HDD
    CPU CoolerCooler master
    CaseCooler master
    Power SupplyCorsair HX 850

    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    11

    G SYNC. Is it a must for a GTX 1080 STRIX?

    Ok. I have been out of the PC building game for about 5 yrs. Have dived back in and got my self a I7 skylake, Hero viii mother board, 1080 strix card blah blah blah. I've been having trouble with getting a video o/p from the card. I have now found out my card may be incompatible with many monitors. What do I look for? Does it HAVE to be a g-sync monitor or is g-sync just a setting to make things better? I would like a 144hz monitor but finding reasonably priced g-sync enabled ones is proving to be a pain. Any advice or monitor recommendations welcome. Thanks

  2. #2
    Moderator Array Nate152 PC Specs
    Nate152 PC Specs
    MotherboardROG Maximus IX Code
    Processori7-7700k 5.2GHz Delidded
    Memory (part number)16GB G.Skill Trident Z 4000MHz 16-16-16-39-2T
    Graphics Card #1Titan Xp - EKFC waterblock
    Graphics Card #2Titan Xp
    Sound CardROG SupremeFX 2015
    MonitorHP ZR30w
    Storage #1Toshiba OCZ VX500 256GB
    CPU CoolerSwiftech Apogee GTZ
    CaseThermaltake Armor+ VH6000
    Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 1200w
    Keyboard Razer Anansi
    Mouse Logitech G500
    Headset Sennheiser HD6XX
    OS Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Accessory #1 Asus optical drive
    Accessory #2 Koolance ERM-2K3U
    Nate152's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Reputation
    308
    Posts
    16,351

    Hi guzorc

    What is your budget and are you looking for a 1440p (2560 x 1440) 144Hz monitor?

    G-sync isn't a necessity unless you want it,

  3. #3
    ROG Member Array guzorc PC Specs
    guzorc PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)ROG G750 JM
    MotherboardMaximus vIII skylake
    ProcessorI7 Skylake
    Memory (part number)CMX16GX4M2B3200C16
    Graphics Card #1GTX 1080 STRIX
    MonitorLG
    Storage #1500gb SSD
    Storage #260 gb HDD
    CPU CoolerCooler master
    CaseCooler master
    Power SupplyCorsair HX 850

    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    11

    Hi Nate 152
    Budget is a good question. Not something i've settled on yet but it would feel painfull if i paid more than £350, especially just to see if my graphics card works (thats from another thread). I initially thought about 4k, but they aint cheap. Have done a liitle reaserarch, so now looking at full HD at 144hz. G synch seems a "Nice to have". Looking at a AOC G2460PG 24", seems to get pretty good reviews.

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array sectionate PC Specs
    sectionate PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Crosshair V Formula
    Processor8350 - 1090T
    Memory (part number)G Skill Sniper F3-14900CL9-4GBSR
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX660-DC2O-2GD5
    MonitorAcer GD235HZ - ViewSonic VX2439wm - SyncMaster P2350
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseHAF 932
    Power SupplyCorsair Professional HX850
    Mouse Zowie EC1 eVo
    OS Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
    sectionate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    57
    Posts
    878

    Quote Originally Posted by guzorc View Post
    Ok. I have been out of the PC building game for about 5 yrs. Have dived back in and got my self a I7 skylake, Hero viii mother board, 1080 strix card blah blah blah. I've been having trouble with getting a video o/p from the card. I have now found out my card may be incompatible with many monitors. What do I look for? Does it HAVE to be a g-sync monitor or is g-sync just a setting to make things better? I would like a 144hz monitor but finding reasonably priced g-sync enabled ones is proving to be a pain. Any advice or monitor recommendations welcome. Thanks
    http://www.144hzmonitors.com/gaming-...z-200hz-240hz/

    You can toggle lightboost feature with 3rd party programs also
    Crosshair IV 1090T 4093.7 - Crosshair V FX - 8350 Batch # 1243PGT 4.422MHz - 4816.08 MHz 1.5v - GSKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR(x2)1087.6 11-12-10 1.5volts - ViewSonic VX2439wm - Acer GD235HZ - SyncMaster P2350 - PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC - Current Mode: 5760 x 1080 - (retired) ASUS GTX660DC2O2GD5 - Nvidia 3D Vision Wired - HAF 932 - Corsair HX850 - Corsair H100i - latest quakelive.com - Day thirteen 60fps - as always I'm powered by Futurelooks.com

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Reputation
    339
    Posts
    15,255

    I wouldn't say it's a must but G-Sync is something you'd love to have. It's pretty amazing.

  6. #6
    ROG Member Array guzorc PC Specs
    guzorc PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)ROG G750 JM
    MotherboardMaximus vIII skylake
    ProcessorI7 Skylake
    Memory (part number)CMX16GX4M2B3200C16
    Graphics Card #1GTX 1080 STRIX
    MonitorLG
    Storage #1500gb SSD
    Storage #260 gb HDD
    CPU CoolerCooler master
    CaseCooler master
    Power SupplyCorsair HX 850

    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    11

    So now i'm worried about this display port issue. Should I be?

  7. #7
    Moderator Array Nate152 PC Specs
    Nate152 PC Specs
    MotherboardROG Maximus IX Code
    Processori7-7700k 5.2GHz Delidded
    Memory (part number)16GB G.Skill Trident Z 4000MHz 16-16-16-39-2T
    Graphics Card #1Titan Xp - EKFC waterblock
    Graphics Card #2Titan Xp
    Sound CardROG SupremeFX 2015
    MonitorHP ZR30w
    Storage #1Toshiba OCZ VX500 256GB
    CPU CoolerSwiftech Apogee GTZ
    CaseThermaltake Armor+ VH6000
    Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 1200w
    Keyboard Razer Anansi
    Mouse Logitech G500
    Headset Sennheiser HD6XX
    OS Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Accessory #1 Asus optical drive
    Accessory #2 Koolance ERM-2K3U
    Nate152's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Reputation
    308
    Posts
    16,351

    What issue are you having with displayport?

    With a gtx 1070 a 1440p monitor (2k) would be a great choice.

    Here is Doom at 2560 x 1440, ultra settings, no AA.

    Frames Per Second in the top right corner.


  8. #8
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
    Korth PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
    Accessory #2 ASUS/Infineon SLB9635 TPM (TT1.2/FW3.19)
    Accessory #3 ASUS OC Panel I (FW0501)
    Korth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Reputation
    152
    Posts
    2,719

    G-Sync is a luxury.
    G-Sync is indeed very nice to have if you will actually use it for things like high-fps gaming, the visual effect is very subtle but it's noticeable enough that you'll no longer enjoy gaming on "cheap" monitors which lack it.
    G-Sync is very expensive tech bloat (and a needless complex gizmo which can fail) if you won't ever run any software (games) which make use of it.

    If you wanna game heavy then you won't regret buying $$$ G-Sync. Otherwise you'll probably be happier with a monitor that comes with larger panel size, larger resolution, or lower cost. I'm still not convinced 120Hz or 144Hz (or more) refresh is really needed, after all the human eye (at least my eye, lol) can only "see" about 30fps and motion displayed at 60fps (= 60Hz) looks smooth and flawless enough. I've also found that larger-sized high-resolution displays with "primitive" V-Sync will still put so many raw moving pixels in your face that you can afford to forego luxuries like G-Sync (or ultra graphic quality settings, 4K oversampling, etc) and still enjoy very immersive gaming environments - your brain (at least my brain, lol) "ignores" all the almost-invisible graphical artifacts while staying focussed on the good stuff. I prefer 28" WHQD 2560x1440 monitors, though I admit I've never gone larger simply because that's the biggest size I can fit on my desk.

    There's still tons and tons of uncertified and underspec DisplayPort cables on the market. "Uncertified" meaning they often bear a not-quite-right symbol and are not *properly* certified to meet official specs. I've heard of people getting junk DP cables in the same box as their new GPU cards, though I've never seen it myself. DisplayPort converters (DP-to-HDMI, USB-to-DP, etc) always degrade signal bandwidth, but pin-compatible DisplayPort adapters (like DP-to-miniDP, etc) do not. DisplayPort cables need to have high quality conductors and shielding to carry signal integrity, but many of the longer DP cables sadly just ain't that great. I think this rampant DP psuedo-certification/piracy has been "allowed" to continue for years only because DP isn't (yet) a standard on regulated devices like 4K televisions.

  9. #9
    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
    Menthol PC Specs
    MotherboardM 10 Apex / XI gene
    Processor8700K / 9900K
    Memory (part number)2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4266/2x2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4500
    Graphics Card #1RTX 2080ti / GTX 1060
    Sound CardSoundBlaster Ae5 / Onboard
    MonitorBENQ 32" 4K
    Storage #1Intel 900p 480GB/Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
    Storage #2Intel 750 1.2TB/Plextor 1 TB 2X 950 Pro
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i AIO / H1110i
    CaseCorsair 740 ? Lian Li Air
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 1200i / AX 1200i
    Keyboard Corsair
    Mouse ASUS Strix
    Headset HyperX Cloud Alpha
    Mouse Pad ASUS
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z906
    OS 10 X64 Pro
    Network RouterVerizon Fios
    Accessory #1 Intel Wifi BT pcie card
    Accessory #2 Red Bull
    Accessory #3 English Breakfast Tea
    Menthol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Reputation
    241
    Posts
    4,547

    I like to see peoples views on monitors, everyone has their idea of optimal monitor specs. You have a GTX 1080, I would match it with a good quality monitor, G-Sync is of course a great feature if your main purpose is gaming but defiantly not a requirement. 2560x1440 is such a huge difference in picture quality over 1920x1080, I would say that would be a must have, 27" is a good monitor size, if you go 4K 32" is a better size, remember your monitor usually lasts through several PC builds and upgrades and most people don't spend enough on their monitor and peripherals compared to what they spend on their PC, your components usually go inside a case and forgotten, you interact through the keyboard, mouse and see everything on your monitor, probably the most important component of your system
    Your card should be compatible with any monitor as long as you have the correct cable, 2560x1440 and lower resolution, a good quality DVI-D or displyport cable, above that resolution displyport cable is a must

  10. #10
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    181

    G-sync isn't a must, but it is recommended. It is game changing if you want to prevent screen tearing. I believe you should invest in one because a G-SYNC monitor with a 1080 compliment each other pretty well. A monitor you should look into is either the PG278Q or the PG279Q.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •