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Upgrade time, again. What to do.

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Would prefer if I could just get away with an GPU upgrade.

My specs;

i7 2600k @ 4.8 
asus p8p67 pro 3.1
16gb gskill ddr3 1600
1tb seagate barracuda 10krpm

geforce 570gtx superclocked 1.2gb 





So my question is; I want to do an upgrade on my system this winter but I don't want to spend a whole lot of money.  I have been considering an 970GTX, but am wondering am I going to be seeing an noticable improvement in FSX if i do so? or am I wasting my money and should be waiting another year for a full system upgrade and hope by then they will release hardware to run FSX the way we all want it to run...... 

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You definitely should wait before upgrading your CPU.

 

When running FSX whilst monitoring GPU usage, do you ever see your card at max usage?

 

My 970 rarely goes over 55% with DSR 4x.

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I would wait...

 

970GTX is PCI 3.0 - and I don´t think your Asus P8P67 supports that?

 

Go for Skylake, new mobo, new GPU, new, new, new...!

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Thomas Creel

 

September 21, 2014 7:29:56 PM

 

PCIe 2.0 x16 = 8,000 MB/s = 64,000,000,000 bits

PCIe 3.0 x16 = 16,000 MB/s = 128,000,000,000 bits

 

GTX 980 Memory Clock = 7,000 Mb/s = 7,000,000,000 bits

 

As you can see, PCIe 2.0 x16 can EASILY handle the mere 7 billion bits with its 64 billion bit threshold.

 

quote name="frosty777" post="3134436" timestamp="1418650636"]I would wait...

 

970GTX is PCI 3.0 - and I don´t think your Asus P8P67 supports that?

 

Go for Skylake, new mobo, new GPU, new, new, new...!

 

I was concerned by this until I researched it further. Here is an post from tomshardware forum about the topic.

 

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Thanks for the info. 

 

Well, maybe I should consider upgrading too, I have a P8Z68-V board.

 

That 970GTX is awesome.

 

:P

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