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Hi community,

 

Firstly, I would like to say that I'm an I.T tech, but I haven't kept up with the latest video cards that are around. I would like to upgrade my video card, but I need a little advice as to which one please. Added to that, I don't have a fortune to spend.

 

At the moment I have the sim tweaked pretty good; I just get occasional wait times sometime when loading textures, such as the PMDG NGX. I was advised by a colleague at work that if I install a new video card, my system will be more 'balanced'. So, my existing specs are as follows:

 

CPU:  Intel Core i5 3570k (not overclocked)

RAM:  8Gb Ripjaws PC1600

HDD0: 128Gb Crucial M5 SSD (For Windows Only)

HDD1: 128Gb Crucial M5 SSD (Purely for FSX)

HDD2:  2Gb WD Caviar Black (Storage Drive)

ASROCK Mobo

Corsair 680 watt PSU

Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX550Ti with 3Gb VRAM.

 

My friend is convinced that if I install a GTX660Ti, that the system will be much better. Can anybody comment on this please? I realise that eventually my CPU will be the bottleneck.

 

Many thanks,

 

Andrew.

 

 

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Hi community,

 

Firstly, I would like to say that I'm an I.T tech, but I haven't kept up with the latest video cards that are around. I would like to upgrade my video card, but I need a little advice as to which one please. Added to that, I don't have a fortune to spend.

 

At the moment I have the sim tweaked pretty good; I just get occasional wait times sometime when loading textures, such as the PMDG NGX. I was advised by a colleague at work that if I install a new video card, my system will be more 'balanced'. So, my existing specs are as follows:

 

CPU:  Intel Core i5 3570k (not overclocked)

RAM:  8Gb Ripjaws PC1600

HDD0: 128Gb Crucial M5 SSD (For Windows Only)

HDD1: 128Gb Crucial M5 SSD (Purely for FSX)

HDD2:  2Gb WD Caviar Black (Storage Drive)

ASROCK Mobo

Corsair 680 watt PSU

Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX550Ti with 3Gb VRAM.

 

My friend is convinced that if I install a GTX660Ti, that the system will be much better. Can anybody comment on this please? I realise that eventually my CPU will be the bottleneck.

 

Many thanks,

 

Andrew.

 

 

 

I think the problem is Andrew, is that you could end up being very disappointed. I suspect you may expect far more of an improvement than what you will actually get. With the GPU you have suggested, it's only going to give a very small benefit in AA and filtering. As for performance I'd like to wager a bet that you won't see any improvement in FPS at all.

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Thanks for the advice guys.

 

Howard; I don't think I'll be disappointed; I'm not expecting miracles with this. I would have to say that I am at least 98% happy with how things are at the moment; just want the textures to load a little faster, that's all.

 

Kind regards,

 

Andrew.

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