EVGA GTX 670 ftw 2560x1400 performance

80 Night Elf Death Knight
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Hey all, I currently game with the card in the title, an i5-3570k and 8GB of ram, I'm jumping from 1920x1080 -> 2560x1400 gaming, will I notice that hard of an impact, to where I'm lagging too much? Obviously I'm not gonna max AA or anything because I hear that at 1440p AA is really not needed since it looks so good, thoughts? I was looking for some benchmarks but couldn't find any for my exact card & 2560x1400.
Edited by Frozenaxe on 12/1/2012 9:38 PM PST
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96 Blood Elf Paladin
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Not really with most games, but more demanding games, GTX 670 will struggle a little -- IE) Battlefield 3 and the likes
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90 Worgen Druid
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I have the Evga GTX 670 FTW card and I run WoW @ 2560x1440.
CPU - i7 3930k 6C/12T @ 4.2GHz

Full Screen(windowed-mode)
Multisampling - 4x
Ultra - but with SSAO Disabled
DX11 mode

Holes a solid 60 fps in the old zones but drops into the 40-50s in the new MoP zones.

While in MoP Zones GPU-Z shows the GPU maxed @ 100% while the CPU stays around 6-14%

2560x1440 has 3,686,400 pixels, 1,612,800 more pixels than 1920x1080. So you will notice a impact on performance.
Edited by Nightflyer on 12/1/2012 10:46 PM PST
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90 Draenei Shaman
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You'll see an impact. I doubt it'll effect your framerates to the point you'll have issues, not in WoW to any real degree.

I run a 2500K with a 580GTX at 2560x1600. Mostly, I see about 50fps in Pandaland. Old world is pretty steady around 60. 25 man raids are usually 45 +/-5. I run full ultra, with shadows at high.

I do run AA, but frankly I can't really tell the differnece between 2x and 8x. So, yeah, at these resolutions, it isn't really necessary.

I think you'll be VERY pleased with performance and visuals. Monitors at these resolutions are truly spectacular to behold. It is the next level of immersion.
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90 Blood Elf Mage
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Expect about a decent drop in fps. According to TPU (best review site for hardware) a stock GTX670 will go from about 130fps in WoW to about 92fps. In BF3 the difference is 66fps to 40fps, so the difference is definitely noticeable.
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80 Night Elf Death Knight
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Sounds good, and how about if I fraps videos to a second hard drive? At 1920x1080 I get no lag when I record to my 2nd HDD but will the same apply to 2560x1440? I heard applying the setting in fraps to half-size would be good.
Edited by Frozenaxe on 12/2/2012 7:26 AM PST
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80 Night Elf Death Knight
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night bump
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96 Blood Elf Paladin
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Frapsing to second drive will help.

Try using alternative recorders, ie) MSI Afterburner's built-in recording, BandiCam
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80 Night Elf Death Knight
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Ok thanks kalg, you know if overclocking my cpu will help with the fps loss of going from 1920x1080-> 2560x1440? Or is it all on the gpu?
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96 Blood Elf Paladin
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At that resolution, it's 99% GPU more or less
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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I bought a Dell Ultrashap U2711 and I will have to say it has been the best upgrade I have ever done. As far as fps drop hell yeah your going to see one I wouldn't roll with anything less than a inel i5 and gtx 580. I have a i72600k and 580 and in 25mans with stuff cranked up I still drop below 30 fps and honestly when there are that many effects and stuff going on its hard not to regardless of what you are running. In 10s I never have a issue I stay 60 and above usually sometimes drop to 50 but things always run smooth. Other games also seem to run ok like gw2, dishonored, cod, a few of the games I play other than wow. If you can afford it Id recommend sli 670s which is what I have ordered for myself this xmas to make sure I can destroy whatever I throw at my pc but I absolutely don't NEED it the 580 has been fine I'm just a fps !@#$%..
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