GTX 1070 is the perfect card for 2K res. The UI in Sims 3 will get tiny once you go above 1080p. I can read and click on things just fine playing Sims 3 & Sims 4 in 2K res (a little small) but anything higher gets really tiny. Do you have any other games in mind? I went with a GTX 1070 to save on cash and as it stands, I can still play demanding titles on max settings. If you really want to "future proof" and you have the cash to spare, the GTX 1080ti is a beast but very much overkill just for sims.
Hi I'm about to get a new computer, I would love to get gtx 1080 for my pc but I'm worried about the graphics card is too new to run the sims 3. Wouldn't have any problem with this card? One of my family is working for computer, so I have no problem to match all specs but he doesn't play the sims at all. So I just want to ask here before purchasing it.
One more, will the UI get more smaller if I get a 27 inch 4k monitor? My eye vision is pretty poor, so I won't be able to read in the sims 3 if the UI or popup messages get smaller.
Do it!!!!! You'll love it
I recently built a new PC and, per chesterbigbird's great advice, chose the MSI GTX 1080TI. Its paired with a 144hz G-sync capable 2560 x 1440 monitor. It all works perfectly running TS3, I haven't had a single issue or disappointment. I honestly could not be more impressed with the performance I'm getting! And for TS3 I'd suggest getting an SSD drive, it makes a huge difference in loading times with this game.
The one thing to be aware of is FPS. TS3 has no native FPS cap, and this is a powerful GPU that can create an FPS count in the hundreds, especially with older games. Such excessive numbers can, and will, quickly tear the GPU to pieces. So make certain to use an FPS Limiter. I'm using MSI Afterburner which comes with the RivaTuner app.
With TS3 in particular, I've settled on a profile of 99fps capped. I have G-sync enabled globally. No stutter, lag, or tearing. TS3 also ran perfectly at 144fps, my monitor's native refresh rate. With high temps coming on here I decided to play with the settings and see if I could find a balance between fps & gpu temps. I've been having 90F+ (52/53C) temps in my area this week. Running the fps @ 99 I'm getting an avg. gpu temp of 54C, even after 6 hours of constant gameplay. Running at 144fps increased the gpu temps to about 60C. I find it to be a good trade-off, butter smooth visuals and lower temps!
Unfortunately, the higher the resolution the smaller the UI gets, that's just how it goes. To my knowledge no one has managed to mod the game's UIs for custom scaling. Pity, My eyes ain't so good anymore either!
Yes anyway I'm going to get SSD as well. I'd like to get one has great cooling system inside of computer. I noticed my imac gets warm very easy and make lots of noise. Thanks for the great spec and FPS limiter recommendation.:)
Is there any 27 inches monitor supports 2560 1440 resolution without 4k? My imac has this resolution now. I want to keep this resolution too. But it's just mac, not pc. I want to change to PC from Mac. Thanks for long advice!
If your wanting to run 2k you will need a 1070 or 1080 card.
The higher the resolution , the stronger the video card you will need.
again if it's just the sims your playing they were not designed to run higher than 1080p.
What's 'p' in 1080p? Otherwise, I understand all. I just want to get the better one than my current computer. I can't carry this imac because I need a new one in another country in a month. Would you recommend the good spec for the sims 3 and 4? My current spec is i7 3770, 3.40 GHz, 16 GB Ram, Geforce GTX 680MX without Retina. Max resolution is 2560 1440. Now I'm playing only sims but if I have a chance, then I wanna try other games too.
1080p resolution is what the sims 3 and 4 was designed to run in. 2k is higher than 1080p. 4k is even higher. There is no singles video card on the market that can run 4k. if running 2k monitor you need a 1070, 1080 or 1080 ti card. You can not change the UI on the sims 3 and I hear it is difficult to change the UI on the sims 4. The higher the resolution you try to play these games, the harder it will be to read the text. I play in 1080p
If your going to play some very demanding games in 2k go for a 1080 or a 1080 ti