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I know it won't be an easy question to answer, but I'm sure someone will have an idea.

 

I will soon be upgrading the GPU of my 4-year old desktop, as well as transitioning from a HDD to two SSDs. I'll list the proposed specification below. I'm not in a position to upgrade the MOBO/CPU as it would not be worth the investment (for me) at this time. Anyway, if possible, all I would like to know is: What kind of performance increase could I expect to see in P3D? Also, will the SSD potentially reduce blurries or decrease texture loading times? 

 

-i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz
-GTX 570 1.5 GB > GTX 970 4GB
-8 GB RAM
-256GB SSD (P3D) & 256GB SSD (OS)

 

Cheers.  :smile: 

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AtlanticAviator sezI will soon be upgrading the GPU ...I would like to know is: What kind of performance increase could I expect to see in P3D? Also, will the SSD potentially reduce blurries or decrease texture loading times? 

 

-i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz

-GTX 570 1.5 GB > GTX 970 4GB

-8 GB RAM

-256GB SSD (P3D) & 256GB SSD (OS)

 

Cheers.  :smile: 

 

Dear Brother-in-wings,

 

I have pretty much the same rig except I have a GTX 770...and I am afraid you are not going to like the answer....for now...P3dvxxx is CPU bound, and if you can afford it...you will need to to upgrade your mobo and CPU to see a SIGNIFICANT  increase in performance.

 

Having said that...you might...

1. OC your K CPU...mine is clocking at 4.7Mhz

2. Upgrade or speed up(OC) your GPU AND Memory

 

I gotta say...I am getting really acceptable results..smoooth over photoreal Hawaii, and definitely usable with sliders Lefted....grin...in major airports on approach.  Remember....with P3d, it is NOT your framerate, rather the Percieved smoothness...

 

Do I wish I had the bux to upgrade to Rob's Rig....HaillllllllYesssssssssssssssssss!

 

Chas

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AtlanticAviator sez I will soon be upgrading the GPU ...I would like to know is: What kind of performance increase could I expect to see in P3D? Also, will the SSD potentially reduce blurries or decrease texture loading times? 

 

-i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz

-GTX 570 1.5 GB > GTX 970 4GB

-8 GB RAM

-256GB SSD (P3D) & 256GB SSD (OS)

 

Cheers.  :smile: 

 

Dear Brother-in-wings,

 

I have pretty much the same rig except I have a GTX 770...and I am afraid you are not going to like the answer....for now...P3dvxxx is CPU bound, and if you can afford it...you will need to to upgrade your mobo and CPU to see a SIGNIFICANT  increase in performance.

 

Having said that...you might...

1. OC your K CPU...mine is clocking at 4.7Mhz

2. Upgrade or speed up(OC) your GPU AND Memory

 

I gotta say...I am getting really acceptable results..smoooth over photoreal Hawaii, and definitely usable with sliders Lefted....grin...in major airports on approach.  Remember....with P3d, it is NOT your framerate, rather the Percieved smoothness...

 

Do I wish I had the bux to upgrade to Rob's Rig....HaillllllllYesssssssssssssssssss!

 

Chas

 

 

To be honest, I'm not sure I'm looking for a significant performance increase, but rather fluidity within the simulator. As you said, I'm looking for perceived smoothness rather than simply FPS, as that should dictate the overall experience. 

 

My current GTX 570 does not offer this; FPS are not bad at all, yet stutters are unbearable (on default P3D settings and FPS locked to 30). Increasing the OC of my i7 is something I may also consider, perhaps the GPU too if necessary. Rather, my question should be: would upgrading the GPU to a GTX 970 allow my PC to have the capability to offer smoothness within P3D?

 

Thanks for the tips. 

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Short answer - yes. Now if you add the card and pump the setting sky high - not going to happen. Although a lot of P3D is still CPU bound, a great many processes have been off loaded to the GPU so, unlike FSX, a good GPU change will have beneficial results.

 

Most users report smoother operation even at lower framerates.

 

Doesn't sound like you are setting yourself up to be dissatisfied - go for it - you should have a good result.

 

 

Vic

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Short answer - yes. Now if you add the card and pump the setting sky high - not going to happen. Although a lot of P3D is still CPU bound, a great many processes have been off loaded to the GPU so, unlike FSX, a good GPU change will have beneficial results.

 

Most users report smoother operation even at lower framerates.

 

Doesn't sound like you are setting yourself up to be dissatisfied - go for it - you should have a good result.

 

 

Vic

I fully understand what you are saying, it's the answer I expected to hear. The upgraded GPU should bring smoothness at fair settings in P3D due the greater emphasis put on the graphics card, that would likely not be seen within FSX. I can't see myself being dissatisfied with that..smoothness is paramount. Thanks Vic.

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