I used to have a GTX480 in my main gaming PC - in fact, my mother still uses that PC as her main work computer! It's a reliable beast.
Now, I have a GT1030 in my main gaming PC, and my other desktop has an RTX580 literally only for VR.
all I'm saying is, stop chasing graphical fidelity, games look fine. you don't need to bankrupt yourself over pixels.
@tindall more generally, why is 4k video even a thing? I remember when HDTV came out and it seemed impressive but unimportant. (I guess I'm just old?)
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