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Ok with my GTX 970 (3.5GB vram) for XP11?


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#1 ryanbatcund

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:52 PM

I'm planning to stay with 1080P and not go 2/4k or VR any time soon.  XP11 is the most demanding software out there that I'll be using for the new build.

 

Does anyone see concerns driving 2 monitors (one for the sim and one for charts/internet browser) and keeping my GTX 970?  Adding a 1070 puts me $200 over budget (budget 1000 USD).  

 

The card will be fine for P3D (I think I'll hold on to that sim for now), but I also play other games like Battlefield 1 and various steam games.


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#2 Adrian123

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:56 PM

Ryan, Im using a 970 in the same matter, Dual monitors, 3K main monitor with no issues. I have moving maps, internet etc. on a networked computer though.


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#3 ryanbatcund

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:00 PM

Ok thanks, do you use XP11 with HDR on?  I notice with settings on high or max my VRAM is nearly 3.5 GB.  I understand my 970 has 4 but the other .5 GB is a lot slower.  I'm not sure how that translates to performance in XP or P3D for that matter.


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#4 sizziano

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:04 PM

It all depends on your settings. I run a single 1080p monitor with a 980Ti and consistently have more than 5GB of VRAM used up in XP10,


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#5 ryanbatcund

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:21 PM

It all depends on your settings. I run a single 1080p monitor with a 980Ti and consistently have more than 5GB of VRAM used up in XP10,

 

Wow.  I never got close to 3.5GB in XP10 - but in 11 I basically hit it with high settings.  Are you running textures at uncompressed?


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#6 sizziano

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:07 AM

Wow.  I never got close to 3.5GB in XP10 - but in 11 I basically hit it with high settings.  Are you running textures at uncompressed?

 

Nope, you should never run uncompressed textures.


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#7 Charlatan

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:42 AM

Do your upgrade, and then add the other $200 at a later stage for the 1070


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#8 ryanbatcund

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:02 PM

Yeah that's likely what will happen

I did the same I had a GTX 570 and went to the 970 3 yrs later.
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