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Which Video Card Should I Get?

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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

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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**


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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.

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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.

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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


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EVGA NVIDIA GTX1080 FTW GPU

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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).

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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.


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EVGA NVIDIA GTX1080 FTW GPU

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