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brucek

New GPU for P3D

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I currently have a GTX 580 Classified card and it does ok with P3D, although it makes a lot of fan noise when it gets hot...... so I have a birthday coming up and my better half is looking for ideas. I had wanted to upgrade to a GTX780, which while a generation older than the current stuff seems to have become the defacto standard for flight simming (of course P3D is putting a lot more load on the GPU, and we hear that SLI is coming- just not with v2.3 due for release soon...I would no doubt need to upgrade by PSU if I has 2 GPUs running SLI....)

 

Any suggestions as to what a good upgrade might be?

 

Thanks, Win 8.1 64 bit, i7 running at 4.5 GHz

 

Bruce.

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I currently have a GTX 580 Classified card and it does ok with P3D, although it makes a lot of fan noise when it gets hot...... so I have a birthday coming up and my better half is looking for ideas. I had wanted to upgrade to a GTX780, which while a generation older than the current stuff seems to have become the defacto standard for flight simming (of course P3D is putting a lot more load on the GPU, and we hear that SLI is coming- just not with v2.3 due for release soon...I would no doubt need to upgrade by PSU if I has 2 GPUs running SLI....)

 

Any suggestions as to what a good upgrade might be?

 

Thanks, Win 8.1 64 bit, i7 running at 4.5 GHz

 

Bruce.

What I would do is wait for the new 800 series Nvida cards to release in October or November

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I went from a 1.5GB 580 like you to a 2GB 670 which I thought ran real well with P3Dv2.1 and 2.2.  I just went for the GTX 780 6GB to "prepare" (ha!), for P3Dv2.3.  I chose this over the Titan.  Why? Same amount of VRAM which LM says you want the most within your budget and I save some $500-600 for a little less performance.  Which I haven't even noticed.

 

I think I made a good decision. Just got 2.3 up and running.  Best performance I have ever seen in a flight siimulator.  Had sliders nearly maxed and was seeing solid 50-60's FPS.  This is with a default setup.  So I am happy with the route I took.  Now with the save $500 I can apply that to a 2nd 780 when SLI becomes available.

 

Hope that helps.

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If anyone's still up on this thread:

 

I'm interested ion the difference between an NV 780 Ti and the NV 780 GTX. The incremental performance (as seen on a comparison in a Google search) is relatively small, although I know that every cycle counts :). The Ti version is $700 +, the GTX is $500 +

 

Thanks, Bruce.

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