Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
flynman33

Which Video Card Should I Get?

Recommended Posts

I am running FSX/FSX Steam and FS9.

 

My machine has a AMD Vishera 4.3GHZ CPU and 16GB of RAM with a Corsair 750WT PSU

 

I had an EVGA 970 in it until a couple months ago when I had to sell it due a shortcoming in the family budget.

 

I am looking to replace it now but wont be able to stetch my funds to a 970 for awhile. So I am looking at the following

 

Nvidia EVGA 960GTX with 2GB memory  or an Nvidia EVGA 750TI

 

Which one would you get and why?

 

Thanks

 

Randy


Intel I7 6700 4.0 CPU Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive  16GB DDR4 Crucial RAM. Corsair 750 Watt PSU.

EVGA NVIDIA GTX1080 FTW GPU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 960 looks like a better performer to me (http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-960-vs-Nvidia-GTX-750-Ti/3165vs2187). One of my friends has a 960 and from what I've seen, it's the closest you can get to a 970. His 960 handles quite a few Steam games well, mostly big multiplayer adventure games at 1080p, and he'll see 50-80 frames per second depending on the settings.  

 

In the past, I have seen people comment on here that the 750 was about as low as you would hope to go for FSX/P3D (even though that's not true for many games outside of Flight Sims). Getting a 960 over a 750ti would be able to provide noticeably better performance related to anti-aliasing, and better frame rates while flying through weather. Unless however, you are mainly flying FS9, then a 960 would be a little overkill.

 

Assuming you want performance for FSX, I'd recommend the 960. And I noticed that they are selling on eBay for around $150-$180. Don't be afraid to look into used GPU's, but if you do, do the due diligence to make sure it's in working condition. Some of my best GPU's for the money have been used ones from eBay.

 

**edit: An alternative to the 750ti could also be the 950. http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-950-vs-Nvidia-GTX-750-Ti/3510vs2187. It does provide better performance, and it's still a bit cheaper than the 960**


Jim Schroeder

i9 9900k @ 5.0ghz | Gigabyte GTX1080ti | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32gb 3600 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try to get the more GB of Video memory that you can afford (i.e., 4 GB or 6 GB). There are used video cards in the market that could do the work at a good price. Remember these cards are guaranteed by their manufacturers to work for more than 5-7 years (and more) when they're new. If you buy an used card try to check it visually and if possible try to test it before buying, to be on the safe side.

My .50 cts!

Ed


Ed Patino

MSFS Steam & P3Dv4.5hf3 - Win10 Home x64 // Rig: Corsair Graphite 760T Full Tower - ASUS MBoard Maximus XII Hero Z490 - CPU Intel i9-10900K - 64GB RAM - MSI RTX2080 Super 8GB - [1xNVMe M.2 1TB + 1xNVMe M.2 2TB (Samsung)] + [1xSSD 1TB + 1xSSD 2TB (Crucial)] + [1xSSD 1TB (Samsung)] + 1 HDD Seagate 2TB + 1 HDD Seagate External 4TB - Monitor LG 29UC97C UWHD Curved - PSU Corsair RM1000x - VR Oculus Rift // MSFS Steam & P3Dv4.5hf3 - Win 10 Home x64 - Gaming Laptop CUK ASUS Strix - CPU Intel i7-8750H - 32GB RAM - RTX2070 8GB - SSD 2TB + HDD 2TB // Thrustmaster FCS & MS XBOX Controllers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A used 780 (non ti) is equivalent to a 970 for FSX.  With that PSU it'll work fine. Providing you can get one for around $200US it'll be a much better bang per buck performer than a new 960 or 750 ti, plus you won't need to replace it with a 970.


Rod O.

i7 10700k @5.0, Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero, G.Skill 2x16GB DDR4 4000 cas 16, EVGA GTX 1070 SC, Noctua NH-D15S, Thermaltake GF1 850W PSU, WD Black SN750 M.2 1T (x2), Fractal Design Focus G Case

Win 10 Pro 64, Asus 25" IPS 2K 60Hz monitor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


A used 780 (non ti) is equivalent to a 970 for FSX. With that PSU it'll work fine. Providing you can get one for around $200US it'll be a much better bang per buck performer than a new 960 or 750 ti, plus you won't need to replace it with a 970.

 

Thanks Gonemad

 

Which exact model of the 780?

 

Thanks again


Intel I7 6700 4.0 CPU Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive  16GB DDR4 Crucial RAM. Corsair 750 Watt PSU.

EVGA NVIDIA GTX1080 FTW GPU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know enough about the different gtx 780 models to be exact.  Cards from EVGA, MSI, and Asus are of known good quality, though that is not to say that other vendors cards are not quality.  The modest differences between models don't vary enough to be that picky when it comes down to what used cards are available and the price you want to get one for.  The 780 ti is an upgraded gpu from the 780 and as such is more expensive since there is a most noticeable performance difference between them.  Note that the 780 came out over 3 years ago, and at release sold for around $650.  If you are a gamer, it's 3GB is a big limitation for contemporary games; but for FSX it'll be fine (but maybe not for P3D).


Rod O.

i7 10700k @5.0, Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero, G.Skill 2x16GB DDR4 4000 cas 16, EVGA GTX 1070 SC, Noctua NH-D15S, Thermaltake GF1 850W PSU, WD Black SN750 M.2 1T (x2), Fractal Design Focus G Case

Win 10 Pro 64, Asus 25" IPS 2K 60Hz monitor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So here is what I finally got.

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 256bit P/N: 04G-P4-2978-KR.

 

Now the wait for the Mailman begins.


Intel I7 6700 4.0 CPU Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive  16GB DDR4 Crucial RAM. Corsair 750 Watt PSU.

EVGA NVIDIA GTX1080 FTW GPU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    35%
    $8,760.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...