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Hello,

 

Wondering how a Gigabyte GTX650 GDDR5-4GB graphics card would perform on a 64-Bit Windows 7 system with FSX. I have 8GB RAM installed. Upgrading from a ATI5670 1GB GDDR5 in Crossfire. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

 

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Darren Esannason

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A GTX650 is OK.. a 660 would be better..

 

The 4 GB does not do much for you.. 1 GB is actually sufficient for FSX and single monitor.

 

What CPU do you have?


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With that CPU, the GTX 650 is probably not a bad match..

 

Can you overclock the CPU at all?  Say to 3.2 GHz.. that would help.


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I have a 750ti and an i5 3330@3.2 GHz... a bit more powerful than your system. With most sliders to the right (except water and autogen) and 40% WOAI traffic, I get about 20 fps at JFK in the NGX. The framerate will hopefully be better when I get REX.


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I'm doing research on using the Intel extreme tuning utility to see how over clocking would work


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I too am looking for a new Nvidia graphics card and was looking at a competitively-priced 770GTX 2Gb.Will that cut the mustard allied to a Haswell i5-4670k which I hope to take to 4.4.GHz coupled with 16Gb/1600MHz RAM?


Rick Almeida

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Having just upgraded from a GTX460 to a GTX770 with an i7-4770K, I would say yes - most definitely.

 

BTW.. For FSX, 8 GB RAM will also do it..


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So after taking Bert's advice, I overclocked my CPU using the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. Its's now at 3.1 No-Turbo Boost to 3.4 with the Turbo Boost. I installed the GTX650 and afte the Nvidia Inspector tweak, I now receiving a locked 25-30 FPS..Even with PMDG 777X.  I varies between 19-23 when using Activesky Next in stormy weather. Overall, its way better than It was without the overclock and the ATI card,.


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Hi Bert

 

Just in the middle of building my new 4th Generation-based Haswell system based on an Asus Z78-A Socket 1150 motherboard. Stock CPU speed =3.4GHz. How can I take it to 4.5GHz or higher? Using the much-advocated in this forum Noctua NH-D14 cooler, plus the Antec 900/2 case has a massive 240mm fan in the roof of the case, augmented by 3 x120mm at the front mesh + 1 x 120mm at the rear, so heat disposal will not be an issue.

 

Graphics card I will add when it is back in stock.

 

Was contemplating buying a brand new Corsair Carbide 300R today but saw not much point in making a perfectly working Antec 900/2 case redundant.

 

Have you got a step-by-step guide that you can PM me? If you have, I'd be grateful.

 

Thanks


Rick Almeida

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Thanks for that, Bert. Just had a quick peek at it. Do not want to go his route of de-lidding the expensive CPU ship. Any other way to OC it via the BIOS? I did it with my present Q6600 and an Asus mobo, so can I not go the same route?


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Just keep reading... de-lidding is only if you want to go past 4.6 GHz..

 

Nick does 4.1 - 4.3 - etc just by adjusting the BIOS.


Bert

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