I bought an ASUS PG278Q on sale back in March. It was here that I got my first taste of 1440p gaming. I always heard people ranting about how great the resolution is above 1080p.
They were right. No ragrets. Not even one letter.
My 970s held up very well all things considered. I could run most of my games with high settings and some things turned to medium and achieve at least 40-55fps. Damn did my top card get hot though.
With the announcement of the new cards, I knew I was going to upgrade. I was convinced I was going to get a 1080 for the longest time, but changed my mind last week when I realized I would probably end up getting a 1080ti or Titan P. So I decided to get a 1070 and wait it out.
I'm pleasantly surprised with the performance of this card. It surpasses both of my 970s combined. I can run Witcher 3 with everything maxed out and hair works off at 60+ FPS in 1440p. Overwatch runs well above 60fps max settings as well.
I wasn't able to overclock much, but these were my results:
Heaven Benchmark - 1440p everything maxed Score - 1470 FPS - 58.3
Rise of the Tomb Raider Benchmark - 1440p maxed settings Overall FPS - 75.11
Firestrike v1.1 Score - 15220
I'm also happy to say that in less than two weeks I will be able to get rid of my wifi card, as I will be moving and the router is located in my bedroom. So much happy.
Update 3.0 will be a complete overhaul of my system in preparation for returning to school. Stay tuned!
Coming from two 970's in SLI, this card is a treat. It runs better than both of those cards combined and I'm very satisfied with my improved 1440p performance. This is a placeholder however until the 1080ti or Titan P are released. Since this model is factory overclocked, I wasn't able to get much further of an overclock out of it. I wasn't able to get a stable overlock at the coveted 2100mhz, but I'm right on the cusp at 2088!
Plays Witcher 3 completely maxed out with hair works off at 60fps+.
Keep in mind this card is huge because of the three fan cooler. Make sure you check case compatibility.
The Aura lighting is a lot of fun! I had issues downloading it from the included disc however. I attempted to download it twice from their website before being successful.
The fans have yet to kick in that are plugged into my card. It honestly doesn't need the additional cooling. In SLI it would be more useful with the added heat.
This is easily one of the most aesthetically pleasing cards available right now. It manages to look good without being too gaudy and it will fit in with any build theme due to the simplistic grey/black and RGB lighting.
I was fortunate enough to get this on sale and receive a unit that had no defections.
My reaction upon first playing Rise of the Tomb Raider in 1440p was nothing short of awe. Games truly look fantastic on this monitor.
Zero regrets on upgrading from 1080p.