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Alexraptor

GTX 970 Upgrade "hurt" FSX performance?

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Hope someone can help me out here, I'm going kind of crazy trying to sort this out.

 

So I just upgraded from my old GeForce GTX 660Ti 2GB to a brand spanking new GTX 970 4GB(not for FSX's sake mind you) and here I was expecting maybe a little modest boost in performance, but instead I'm experiencing the exact opposite.

Framerates have actually taken a heavy hit, even with DX10 using the Fixer, which ran just gloriously on my 660Ti with all settings and sliders maxed. I even tried deleting the FSX.cfg and letting FSX remake it as well as deleting the cached shaders, and framerates are still down and won't run entirely smooth.

 

I'm at a loss here, I mean the ONLY thing I did to my system was swap graphic cards and installed the proper drivers, no extra bloatware.

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I would make sure the card is seated and uninstall/reinstall drivers. My Son had that problem with his new computer. It was the card not fully seated. I pulled the card out and installed it again. All is fine now.

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Another thing to check is any settings in Nvidia Control Panel or Inspector may have changed,or defaulted back , when you exchanged cards.

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As hawkhero said, I would definitely uninstall the drivers and reintall the latest from NVIDIA. It's worth using Display Driver Uninstaller (http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html) to completely clear out the old drivers before reinstalling. Also, avoid installing GeForce Experience - it causes more problems than it solves and does nothing for FSX anyway.

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Hmmm actually starting to look like the workload balance has shifted.

Paying a bit closer attention I've noticed that while FPS has dropped, the ground textures no longer blur when flying low and fast with jets, its consistently crisp which it wasn't before.

 

And yes I've followed those basic procedures, allthough I do and have always used GeForce Experience for shadowplay.(not in FSX), so it kind of needs to be there.

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