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I just upgraded my monitors from 3 19" 4x3 to 3 24" 16x9 and a new digital TH2Go. My other computer specs are:AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2G AM3 RT (OC'd to 3.5G)Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD MotherboardMemory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRLVideo Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 memory 256-bit mem interface DirectX 10.1Is the 4870 a bottleneck with only 512MB of memory? Knowing that FSX is CPU intensive, is there any gain to upgrading video card? Is my main option to upgrade motherboard and CPU to something more overclockable? Not doing bad now just looking for framerate improvement.


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Certainly there is room for improvement. 3 monitors running on a single 512mb old GPU, I dont think that would go down too well. If you really want the multi monitors i would be looking at something like a 2GB 6950 or there abouts. Or does TH2Go not need the VRAM?


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Certainly there is room for improvement. 3 monitors running on a single 512mb old GPU, I dont think that would go down too well. If you really want the multi monitors i would be looking at something like a 2GB 6950 or there abouts. Or does TH2Go not need the VRAM?
Yes. And soon after GPU upgrade, your CPU will hold you back.

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Pretty much what I thought, just looking for some confirmation. Thanks guys.


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Mike Eppright (KICT) :Big Grin:

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