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StevenHPerry

Upgrade from GTX650 Worth It?

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Current system...

CPU i5-3570 - OC'd to 4.3Ghz

Z77 Pro3 MoBo

8GB DDR3-1866 (in 2 sticks)

GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0

 

Running FSX on one monitor windowed mode with a second screen for misc stuff, I'm constantly at 95%+ GPU load.

 

I'm not unhappy with the frames (avg 30+, though dipping to 20 when I really don't want it to), but I wonder how much I'm missing with better hardware and how much that is going to cost.

 

Any thoughts?

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In my experience FSX won't run any better with a new GPU. It relies on the CPU. Believe me that I would love to have a 6Ghz processor over a 4GB graphics card.

 

Maarten

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 A new GPU might not exactly provide big increases in FPS with FSX, but upgrading from a 650 it will run smoother while looking MUCH nicer.  The 650 is a rather weak link there.

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The trick here is to correctly set up FSX with your graphics card, so what do GTX 480,s go for now ? pennies see the result below   

 

GTX 480 triple SLI AA mode hitting 59 FPS  all FSX sliders Maxed out with ORBX PNW scenery including GLOBAL and VECTOR with ACTIVE SKY ENABLED FOR DIRECT WEATHER INJECTION---- sli mode through inspector AA_MODE_METHOD_SUPERVCAA_64X_4v12 running half refresh rate of 120 hertz screen target 60 fps within the FSX config.

 

   ********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.937 by Pete Dowson *********

Reading options from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Games_Raid_00\Flight SimulatorX\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside FSX on Windows 7
Module base=58610000
User Name=""
User Addr=""
FSUIPC4 not user registered
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
        0 System time = 17/12/2014 09:02:04
        0 FLT path = "C:\Users\Paul\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
       31 Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...
       31 FS path = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Games_Raid_00\Flight SimulatorX\"
      250 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      250 SIM1 Frictions access gained
      250 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
      250 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok
      250 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
      250 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07
     3307 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)
     3307 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     3307 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     3339 c:\users\paul\documents\flight simulator x files\FTX-BRITISH COLUMBIA.FLT
     3339 C:\Program Files (x86)\Games_Raid_00\Flight SimulatorX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft OV-10 CDF\OV-10B.AIR
     3432 Weather Mode now = Custom
    15351 ASE with WX requester detected
    23432 C:\Users\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\CYYJ-CYVR_VFR-26LOV-10 BRONCO.PLN
    45677 C:\Users\l\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\CYYJ-CYVR_VFR-26LOV-10 BRONCO.PLN
   118046 System time = 17/12/2014 09:04:02, Simulator time = 09:02:29 (17:02Z)
   119310 Weather Mode now = Theme
   119637 Weather Mode now = Custom
   123054 Starting everything now ...
   124380 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
   129824 Weather Mode now = Theme
   130121 Weather Mode now = Custom
   169683 Weather Mode now = Theme
   170026 Weather Mode now = Custom
  1198478 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 1081 secs = 56.3 fps
  1202050 C:\Users\Paul\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\CYYJ-CYVR_VFR-26LOV-10 BRONCO.PLN
  1202050 C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Previous flight.FLT
  1437191 Weather Mode now = Theme
  1437534 Weather Mode now = Custom
  1447690 Weather Mode now = Theme
  1448064 Weather Mode now = Custom
  1492649 Weather Mode now = Theme
  1493008 Weather Mode now = Custom
  1814651 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 379 secs = 57.5 fps
  1818239 C:\Users\Paul\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\CYYJ-CYVR_VFR-26LOV-10 BRONCO.PLN
  2167416 Weather Mode now = Theme
  2167743 Weather Mode now = Custom
  2177930 Weather Mode now = Theme
  2178211 Weather Mode now = Custom
  2248848 Weather Mode now = Theme
  2249113 Weather Mode now = Custom
  2562239 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 400 secs = 58.9 fps
  2758285 Weather Mode now = Theme
  2758769 Weather Mode now = Custom
  2768800 Weather Mode now = Theme
  2769127 Weather Mode now = Custom
  2813806 Weather Mode now = Theme
  2814133 Weather Mode now = Custom
  3066621 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 311 secs = 58.8 fps
  3382632 Weather Mode now = Theme
  3382913 Weather Mode now = Custom
  3393443 Weather Mode now = Theme
  3393802 Weather Mode now = Custom
  3433317 Weather Mode now = Theme
  3433676 Weather Mode now = Custom
  3666601 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 289 secs = 58.3 fps

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Ignorance is bliss !  because you need to set SLI up in AA mode not plain default vanilla mode - one GTX 480  will give between 20-28 FPS sliders not maxed out.

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