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Video Card Recommendation
« on: May 29, 2018, 06:10:26 PM »
IO currently am running a 970GTX. Looking to upgrade my memory to 32GB and would like to upgrade to a 1080 in the vid card. Any recommendations on a card without breaking the bank?  Considering this one which is at the top end of my budget:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487245

I am also considering the 1060 or 1070. The 1060 is about 1/2 the cost of a 1080 while a 1070 is a little over $100 cheaper. Just wondering if anyone has one of those and what you think of it? I am looking to do VR at some point down the road here and 1060 is the min recommended by NVidia.

Also is anyone here using Radeon cards?
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Re: Video Card Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 08:00:59 PM »
Well ... what kind of monitor resolution are you running right now?   If 1920x1080, I would say "stay with what you have for now"     A 10xx is a great card, but not enough of a jump in performance, for the cost, at this point.   I personally run 2k resolution, and have a 1080.  It's no doubt amazing, and everything runs nice and smooth.  I also have 16gb of RAM and an older 4790k processor.  I also came from a 780 which blew up on me.

With games out today, this is a good way to think of the 10xx series

1060 = basically runs everything at max at 1920x1080, can do VR ... but at mins.  If you get this one, only get the 6gb version.
1070 = same but at 2k, can do ok VR
1080 = Does pretty good at 4k, does pretty good at VR
1080ti = This is what you want to push hard graphics in VR or 4k.  or 2k at 120hz (I actually think it can do fairly well with 4k at 120 hz, but not at max settings)

With the new 11xx series showing up in July (so some sources have stated)  they are going to probably show a minimum of 25% performance increase over their 10xx counter parts.  That's probably about what the 10xx cards have over the 9xx ones. 

Also ... up"ing" the ram to 32 gb never hurts.  But at this point you have to look at the bottleneck's in the computer.   No point in having a 2000hp engine with Prius tires.  I'd also wait with the 32gb upgrade until you're ready to ALSO upgrade the CPU and GPU.    But that's just me, and I'm picky as HELL when it comes to buying PC stuff.

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Re: Video Card Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 08:39:53 PM »
I had a 970 and went to a 1070. I have to say that I was pretty happy with the upgrade. I put the 970 into my server which had a.....I can't even remember. I have 32GB of memory and an i7-4770 PROC. I am very pleased with the way this handles DCS once I am loaded up and into a cockpit! :BangHead:  In game it is very smooth with no stutters and I am running everything at very high settings. If I had the money I would have gotten a 1080ti but I can't say that I am suffering without it. When I am out flying with Dog or Fireball, or Animal, they are always seeing planes or ground targets way before I ever do. I just fly along in ignorant bliss, enjoying the scenery!  :tongue3:


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Re: Video Card Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 09:37:21 AM »
In all fairness Razor, I am using a 40 inch TV with a very high contrast ratio for my main monitor about 3 or 4 feet from my face...probably has more to do with the plane spotting than the card.

Hehe, I am still using a 4790k too...has been a fantastic CPU but I fear it is finally starting to get a bit dated.
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Re: Video Card Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 03:27:05 PM »
I have the i7-5820 CPU on a X99A MB. I am going with the additional 16G to get me to 32. I think I will hold off on the GPU for now to see what the 11xx is going to offer. Plus the cost should drop on the 10xx when the 11's come out.


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Re: Video Card Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 04:48:17 PM »
I think that is a very smart move Glider. It just seems to be totally wasted on a computer that sits at home waiting for it's owner to come fly on it!


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Re: Video Card Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 09:04:14 PM »
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