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Hi all, I currently own a golden sample Gainward 460GTX which at the time I purchased it, was one of the best GPU's out there. I am now looking to upgrade and the GPU market has really confused me, particularly why some GPU's are so cheap and some so ridiculously expensive. I have around £120/$180 to spend plus (if I can sell it) whatever I sell the current 460GTX for.

 

Does anyone have any ideas what may give me a sizeable boost in FSX? I am currently looking at a 760GTX but I am confused why some models are so cheap. Some of these newer GPU's have lower memory bit rates for example than mine so I don't want to get something that will make FSX worse!

 

I use the GPU solely for FSX so that is the only thing I am thinking of. My FPS is currently okay but I think the GPU is now holding my system back as most of my bad FPS scenarios are say in dense clouds, complex VC's etc.

 

Thanks!


Lawrence Ashworth

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Are you going to stick with Nvidia?

 

I think you are in 750ti territory for £120 which will be an improvement but won't blow you away.

 

What CPU do you have as it's best to try and make a good match.

 

Personally I think a 770 is the lowest you should be looking at but once you get there, you may as well cough up for a 970.

 

You won't get much for your 460 either to be honest.

 

Can you link some 760s with differing prices? Other than memory size I can't think of why there would be huge differences in prices.

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Yes I'd only really consider Nvidia, never had an ATI card before. My CPU is a I5-3570K @ 4.5GHz. I am quite happy with the 460GTX but any cheap improvement would be great at this point because the PMDG T7 works good but I would like to get things that ever bit smoother. I was looking at this and pushing the budget if it was worth the expense http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gtx-760-windforce-2x-28nm-pcie-30-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1033mhz-boost-1085mhz-cores-1152-dv

 

I know FSX isn't greatly GPU dependent but with new intensive aircraft I think it is quickly becoming more so, VC's are pretty much the only places I get really bad FPS drops.


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IMO there´s no "cheap improvement" because your GTX460 is old, yes, but a very good card, you could try to overclock it.

 

Look at this comp.:

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-vs-GeForce-GTX-460

 

- and a discussion:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=385986

 

- and overclocking:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/21/overclocking-nvidia-s-geforce-gtx-460/1

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The 760 is definitely better power/performance than the 750ti which is only a good option for people with weak power supplies.

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