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Nvidia Gtx 780. What monitor should I get?

66 14 December 3, 2017 at 08:22 PM
Do I need g-sync monitor with an older video card such as GTX 780?

Looking to upgrade my monitor. I have an old piece of junk monitor. Looking for a gaming monitor, maybe widescreen. Right now I get major screentear and I am hoping a new monitor will fix this as I am wanting to upgrade my monitor as is. Should I even care about g-sync? I know that is very expensive compared to freesync. My budget is around $300. Any feedback is appreciated, thanks.

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Regarding your Gsync see https://www.geforce.com/hardware/...orted-gpus

I doubt your screen tear issue will be fixed with a different monitor alone. Have you tried changing settings first?
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Regarding your Gsync see https://www.geforce.com/hardware/...orted-gpus

I doubt your screen tear issue will be fixed with a different monitor alone. Have you tried changing settings first?
I have tried a few google and youtube methods to resolve it. While it is less than it used to be, it's pretty noticable still. Screen tearing even happens when just watching YouTube in full screen.
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I found this link at work today. I'll give a try when I get home from work.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answe...ideos.html
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I have tried a few google and youtube methods to resolve it. While it is less than it used to be, it's pretty noticable still. Screen tearing even happens when just watching YouTube in full screen.
Screen tearing with Youtube shouldn't happen on any remotely modern GPU/CPU combination unless you're trying to watch 4k videos perhaps. Do you have the correct driver installed on your system? If you open up the task manager while Youtube is playing, is the CPU or GPU maxed out?

If you want to buy a nice $300 monitor that's a good upgrade, but I doubt it will fix the problem you're seeing. You could always upgrade the GPU to something better for $120 and sell it for a small loss (or return it depending on the retailer) if it doesn't fix the issue.

*edit: the 780 is more capable than I was thinking... there's no way that card should be giving you problems unless it's broken. Maybe the heatsink has come loose and the card is throttling way down to keep cool?
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Screen tearing with Youtube shouldn't happen on any remotely modern GPU/CPU combination unless you're trying to watch 4k videos perhaps. Do you have the correct driver installed on your system? If you open up the task manager while Youtube is playing, is the CPU or GPU maxed out?

If you want to buy a nice $300 monitor that's a good upgrade, but I doubt it will fix the problem you're seeing. You could always upgrade the GPU to something better for $120 and sell it for a small loss (or return it depending on the retailer) if it doesn't fix the issue.

*edit: the 780 is more capable than I was thinking... there's no way that card should be giving you problems unless it's broken. Maybe the heatsink has come loose and the card is throttling way down to keep cool?
I reduced it to a point where it doesn't happen much now. A lot of my nvidia settings were set to max performance over quality. I put all those settings to maximum quality now. Also found something about enabling Aero in Windows themes. I'm not sure why those changes made such a big difference, but they did.

It's hard to believe choosing performance over quality made it tear so bad from just a YouTube video. All my drivers are correct and up to date as well.
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