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2 gb vs 4 gb Video Card for P3D

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I'm considering upgrading from a 2gb GPU to a 4gb GPU to take advantage of the potential for P3D to off-load on to the GPU from the CPU.

 

Just wondering if anyone has upgraded and noticed any significant improvement in performance vs the $400 cost ??

 

 

 

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I just upgrade from a 2gig 770 to a 4gig 970 only because I max out video ram with 3 monitors, very little difference. but for only 1 monitor a 2 gig works fine.

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2gb for one monitor is fine and it does the job in fsx just turn DSR on cleans up jagged edges well. Only running 3 monitors is more powerful card needed. P3d different story and Xplane it uses the gpu more.

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2gb for one monitor is fine and it does the job in fsx just turn DSR on cleans up jagged edges well. Only running 3 monitors is more powerful card needed. P3d different story and Xplane it uses the gpu more.

 

ancient ideas circa 2012

 

 

get 4G

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I guess a good question to ask is which 2gb card do you have NOW? if you only have an older 2gb card and you want a faster card then yes buy a 4gb card. the 4gb 970 i just got works great and I would recommend it especially for other games.

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Yep, I went for more onboard RAM rather than a little more speed.  So I got the GeForce GTX 780 6GB rather than the 780ti 4GB.  With three 27" displays I am glad I did.

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Not many of them left on market. On british Amazon there is only one from Asus for £404 and as usual overpriced Titan for £786... And no news about 900-family with extra memory on board :(

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What's your refresh rate running 3 monitors though the GPU ?

 

I've been running 3 monitors through a Matrox TH2Go since long before GPU's supported it... but one of the downsides is the limited Refresh Rate

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I'm using (3) 24" Dell Ultra sharps on my GTX970. I believe its at 60hz. And I use the nvidia 1/2 refresh rate lock with the scenery dialed in right I can maintain 30fps through ORBX scenery.

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