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Unfortunately, just I was agout to try out another add on in Prepar3d my Graphics card gave way.  It wasn't the best, a GTX 560 that was holding me over until the future of flight simulation became more clear.  Now that there is a future again, and I'm in need of a Vid Card, I wanted to poll the community to see what those in the know think.  I'm really not looking to spend a whole lot probably $300 - $400 max.  I really don't know how to Vid Card shop so any general advice as far as brands to avoid, or other pitfalls would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your help.

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EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC 4GB w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

Price at NewEgg.com = $299 (free shipping)

 

If you could possibly afford to spend $90 more, you would be much better off with a GTX 770 (~30% faster than the 760):

GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Price at NewEgg.com =$389 (free shipping)

 

These are the best prices I could find for ones that are in stock (unfortunately you're a bit late for Cyber Monday sales).

 

I wouldn't recommend less than 3GB of VRAM (Plus, if you ever add a second card in SLI, you'll want as much RAM as possible).

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GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=GIGABYTE%20GV-N770OC-4GD

 

Amazon; GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD   389.00 Free 2 day shipping

 

 EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=EVGA%2004G-P4-2768-KR%20GeForce%20GTX%20760

 

Amazon 299.00 Free 2 day shipping

 

Another option. Inow get all my computer parts from Amazon. Excellent service and usually 4 dollar next day shippin. I LIKE next day. :)

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oh yeah forgot about those.. A slightly less powerful 680

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oh yeah forgot about those.. A slightly less powerful 680

Ill take a 680 over a 770 any day. Oh, 770 a bigger number it has to be better. :)

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A slightly less powerful 680

 

 Other way around. The GTX770 is a slightly more powerful 680.

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 Other way around. The GTX770 is a slightly more powerful 680.

 

I was talking about the 760, and the 770, yes, is just barely more powerful at reference levels than a 680..  Same amount of cuda cores. My 680 Twin Frozrs GPU cores are clocked higher out of the box than a 770...  Only place a 770 really out does a 680 is the memory speed at 7GHz...  It's basically a repackaged 680 with a nice OC on the VRAM. 

 

I'm waiting for the 800 series and planning on plunking down a grand or so for two 880's for whatever they may be

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Ill take a 680 over a 770 any day. Oh, 770 a bigger number it has to be better. :)

 

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I have nearly all my sliders on maximum with my GTX780 SOC. It is a very smooth ride at a NVIDIA limited 33fps. Even got a second waiting for P3D2.1 SLI enabled.

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If you could possibly afford to spend $90 more, you would be much better off with a GTX 770 (~30% faster than the 760):

 

I second this suggestion of Arwens. I upgraded to a 770 from a 580 and am very happy, getting good performance (30-40 FPS) with most sliders maxed, except that I keep autogen trees at dense and buildings at normal (using FTXG I find those are quite enough).

 

I picked mine up for $430 here in Thailand.

 

Rob

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It's basically a repackaged 680

 No, you're right. I wasn't putting down the 680 by any means, they are pretty awesome cards.

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I just got a 770 with 4gb vram and it runs very well on my system.  Upgraded from a 660ti and it made quite a difference.  I would definitely recommend this.

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