12 months ago
I don't know a whole lot about PCs (building them/hardware). I currently have a nice set up with an MSI GTX 1060 6GB but I'm in the market for a nicer (more powerful) GPU; I wanted to go with a 1080ti. Before I purchase a GPU and attempt to install it myself only to find that I purchased one that doesn't work with my current set up, I figured I would get some advice from people who might know what they are talking about.
Current PC Specs: ASUS Prime Z370-P, i7 8700 6 Core 3.2GHz, 16GB DDR4 3000MHz, 600W Corsair/EVGA power supply, SSD M.2 250GB, secondary storage 2TB Seagate/Toshiba, MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6GB (mini) & Win10. Running on a 1080p 32 inch 144hz display.
First, from an average gamers perspective, is a 1080ti with a core clock speed of 1.59GHz going to be noticeably better than one with 1.52GHz? Or is the core clock speed something I don't need to really think about?
My current 1060 card is a mini and although from just looking inside my case I can tell I will have plenty of room to fit a full sized card in there, will there be anything special I will need when swapping it out and are the connections different?
If the new GPU supports SLI but my motherboard doesn't, will that be a problem (I don't really know what SLI is or stands for)? Then also I'm pretty sure I looked this up & they worked together but a ASUS Prime Z370-P motherboard is totally fine to pair with a 1080ti, correct?
If I were to pick up a FTW3 GPU that has GDDR5X memory, would I need to change anything about my current memory (like the ram or the SSD)? Or is the memory type of a GPU its own thing & won't affect any of my other parts?
Will my Corsair 600W power supply be fine to run with a 1080ti or does that have to be stronger?
I guess lastly, with an upgrade to the 1080ti is it reasonable to believe I will be fine gaming in 1080p on ultra/high setting at 144hz? How about 1440p at 144hz, could I still push ultra/high settings?
Thanks in advance to anybody who gives this a look over & shares some wisdom with me.