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Cai Zicheng

Graphics Card Upgrade Advice

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Hi Simmers,

 

I enabled DX10 last week, and fsx has become much smoother. However, I discovered that, when running 4096 resolution texture for REX Essential Overdrive clouds with AS2012, I found that my GTX 660 is running at full load (Nvidia Inspector Monitor), and sometimes can only turn out 15 fps. My CPU is an i7-3770k running at 4.5Ghz and any of the 4 cores does not seem to run at 100% (Windows Task Manager). My FSX is tweaked with Xtreme FSX  PC (I also tried the AVSIM guide, which did not work as well as the Xtreme FSX PC) so I believe the FPS should be maximized. So do you have an opinion as to how to get better fps without changing the cloud resolution. Or do I have to get an GTX 780.

 

Thanks,

Zicheng

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let me tell you something Cai, I went from a 580gtx to a 780gtx last week, and I have been simming for quite a few yrs. I know its expensive, but I am pleasantly surprised with the performance of my Nivida 780gtx, FSX was never so smooth, still every once in a while will have those stutters, but that's cause FSX was coded on 06 platform. Yes I have 3770k overclocked to 4.4ghz, I would go for it.

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let me tell you something Cai, I went from a 580gtx to a 780gtx last week, and I have been simming for quite a few yrs. I know its expensive, but I am pleasantly surprised with the performance of my Nivida 780gtx, FSX was never so smooth, still every once in a while will have those stutters, but that's cause FSX was coded on 06 platform. Yes I have 3770k overclocked to 4.4ghz, I would go for it.

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let me tell you something Cai, I went from a 580gtx to a 780gtx last week, and I have been simming for quite a few yrs. I know its expensive, but I am pleasantly surprised with the performance of my Nivida 780gtx, FSX was never so smooth, still every once in a while will have those stutters, but that's cause FSX was coded on 06 platform. Yes I have 3770k overclocked to 4.4ghz, I would go for it.

Extremely dense cloud cover at 90 mile radius is the only thing that kills FPS with my 4.5Ghz 4770k with a max OCed 3GB 660 ti, using DX10 at 4x16 MSAA and 2xGSAA.  It'd be quite impressive if any GPU could slay that dragon in FSX...is the 780gtx up to it?

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is the 780gtx up to it?

 

it's almost twice as fast as your current 660Ti. My old 580 was almost there so I would say a 780 should handle 2xSGSS no problem

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I have a new GTX760 running 8xS with Inspector. Great performance so far. Yesterday I overclocked my i5-2500k to 4.2GHz; running great.

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it's almost twice as fast as your current 660Ti. My old 580 was almost there so I would say a 780 should handle 2xSGSS no problem

But will this 780 performance give you, while AA/GSAA is enabled, smooth performance when flying through a 90 (or more) mile radius with two or more layers of extremely dense cloud cover?  BTW, I'm not trying to bash anything here; I just want to know if there really is hope that a GPU will overcome this situation in FSX.

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