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If you are in the market for an ultra-wide curved gaming monitor, you will soon realize that there aren’t that many options available, especially if you have a NVIDIA graphics card and don’t want to miss out on the adaptive sync technology G-Sync. The Dell Alienware AW3418DW is a 34” monitor that offers a resolution of 3440×1440 and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The monitor has been on the market for about 1 year, but it still remains one of the top choices for gaming.
I decided to upgrade my 6-year-old GeForce GTX460 graphics card. While it has served me well and is still powerful enough to play older games in 1080p in high details, it fails to do so with more recent titles (e.g. GTA V).
The GTX1070 graphics processing unit is the latest in Nvidias lineup. Apart from the GTX1080 and the Titan X, it’s the most powerful GPU to date. It consists of 7.2 (!) billion transistors, has 1920 ALU’s (Cuda Cores) and a total processing power of 6.5 teraflops. Thanks to the 16nm FinFET technology, it is also very efficient with a TDP of just 150 Watt.