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Will a "4k card" be crippled at 1080p?

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Purely hypothetical question here.

I play at 1440p and am considering a new GPU (I've still got an R9 290) and I'm looking at 1080s. Not only for now, but future proofing too. Thing is, this "future" might not happen for years because, quite frankly, I love my current monitor.

BUT!

Will a 1080 be gimped at 1440p or 1080p? I know a 1070 makes more sense, but this is purely a hypothetical question out of curiosity than anything else.
 
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Might run into CPU bottlenecks sooner but there are plenty of games that can gain from having a 1080 over a 1070 even at 1080p i.e. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
 
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For a standard 60hz monitor there's just no point, but if you have a higher refresh rate then definitely get a 1070 or 1080. I have 2x 970s that perform just a few fps short of a 1070 and Battlefield 1 at 1080p is silky smooth on ultra at 144hz.
 
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Might run into CPU bottlenecks sooner but there are plenty of games that can gain from having a 1080 over a 1070 even at 1080p i.e. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

This^^^

There are games on max settings that even a Pascal Titan will struggle to get 60fps @1080p.
 
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