Going from a single GeForce GTX 980 Ti to three GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards pays handsome dividends. And this is just Tomb Raider. Anything more graphically intense, well, you better think about having at least three GPUs.
Dell’s UltraSharp UP2715K is stunningly beautiful and stunningly expensive to run. Besides the cost of buying the monitor, there’s also the cost of driving it with enough GPUs to game at its native resolution. For a lot of people, probably most people, it’s just not worth it. You could, for example, get three 27-inch monitors at 2560x1440 side-by-side for less than the Dell.
But that doesn’t solve the problem the 5K Dell solves—maximum pixels on a single panel. Three 27-inch 2560x1440 pixels still adds up to about 11 million pixels spread across three panels—that’s still almost five million pixels fewer than the single Dell 5K monitor.
For someone who truly needs that many pixels on a monitor for CAD/CAM work or other professional chores, it’s worth it. And of course there’s the one thing everyone needs a monitor for: cat pictures.
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