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Prepar3d v3.x - GTX760 or GTX970?

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Hi All,

 

I'm looking to make the transition from FSX to Prepar3d.  

 

I'm currently running a GTX760 on my i4670K rig.  Do you think a GTX970 is worth it or required?  I thought with the release of NVIDIA's new cards, and the corresponding price drop it might be worth the investment.

 

Cheers,

Mark B.

 

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970 is a great card !

Why not save ur pennies a little longer and get a 980ti?

 

 

Cheers

Mike

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$469 Aussie for GTX970 & $799 for the GTX980Ti - so half as much again is a bit of a stretch (if we are now in the margins for performance)???

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I'd probably wait for the 1070 or see what the AMD RX480 looks like. The latter seems to be the price/performance king in waiting.

 

Cheers!

Luke

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I'd probably wait for the 1070 or see what the AMD RX480 looks like. The latter seems to be the price/performance king in waiting.

 

Cheers!

Luke

 

I have never liked AMD cards for flight sims. 

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I have never liked AMD cards for flight sims. 

 

AMD has traditionally been weak on the price/performance/efficiency ratio, but the RX480 at $199 is starting to look like a very interesting mid-range card. At half the 1070 it might be a good bargain.

 

Cheers!

Luke

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+1 for the 1070. I'm using a 760 4GB now, minor compromises, with great results! Even with all the add-ons we all seem to like.

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I just took a different approach to Prepar3d performance. I just picked up a 980TI Classified from new egg and just happened to run into a great deal on a new Samsung 4K 28" monitor (UE590D) for nearly half off the retail price. I am not as big a fan of the really big monitors as others are. I had a dell 24" and GTX 780. Only was able to mess around with it a couple hours last night. All I can say is Wow!. Very smooth with very high settings and no more need for the Nvidia inspector. My plan is to hold out for a year or so and see what comes along. I have yet to see anyone on the Flight Sim forums with a "You gota have this 1070 or 1080" post. That leads me to think there is a lot more smoke than fire here with this version of the new GPU. I do think the future does look bright in the coming year or two. Only time will tell.

 

Edit....I should add that this approach works for me since I don't fly the tubeliners ...only GA types.

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I got the GTX1070 yesterday and I went from the GTX670. I saw awesome perfmance increase in my 4 monitor setup (3 X 24" surround view) + 1 monitor. where the GPU was the bottleneck.

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OP/Mark

 

As you appear to be in the UK, have a look at CEX's website. They had a 980 on sale for around £320.

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I got the GTX1070 yesterday and I went from the GTX670. I saw awesome perfmance increase in my 4 monitor setup (3 X 24" surround view) + 1 monitor. where the GPU was the bottleneck.

With that set up I bet you did see an awesome increase! LOL like going from C150 to a mustang!! Life is good when a plan comes together. :good:

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like going from C150 to a mustang!! Life is good when a plan comes together.

 

Yeah..with respect to GPU..but if you only have a single monitor, then the GTX670 is pretty good, in that case, it may help to up the CPU  instead. Just a thought.

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Not to hijack the thread, but would a dual GTX 970 be able to handle 4x SGSSAA in dense clouds?

 

Thanks

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At what resolution? 1 Asus Strix 970 is enough to handle dense clouds for me @4x SGSSAA@1080p paired with 16gb Ram and an i5 4690k@4Ghz. I lock the framerate to 30fps with dxtory. Smooth as silk.

 

My 2xMSI 970 in sli paired with 16Gb Ram and an i7 4770k@4.4Ghz outputs @3840x2160p to a 55" Sony Bravia 4k HDR tv and I only use 2xmsaa at this resolution as anything more Antialiasing wise isn't really required. I use unlimited frames in the sim as it seems to stop any stuttering and don't use an external frame rate limiter when using sli.

 

Frames are at worst 25-30 and normally around 45-60+ depending where I am in the world. This is with a LOT of addons and active sky next running with maximum cloud coverage and rex soft clouds in sim.

 

Both the above were both obviously running from ssd, I use the awesome traffic optimizer that is here in the avsim forums to give me 5-10fps back when using mytraffic.

 

The only tweak to my .Cfg file on both the above is FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION 0.01

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Not to hijack the thread, but would a dual GTX 970 be able to handle 4x SGSSAA in dense clouds?

 

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No!!

I have 2 Titans sc in sli and cripples with 4xsgss

 

Not even if u had 10 1080 running lol

 

AA needs to be addressed somehow.

Or just get a 4K

 

Cheers

Mike

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Not to hijack the thread, but would a dual GTX 970 be able to handle 4x SGSSAA in dense clouds?

 

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See my post #8 above. I think for now 4K is the only thing that is going to give a good image and handle the weather performance problem.

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Hi All,

 

I'm looking to make the transition from FSX to Prepar3d.  

 

I'm currently running a GTX760 on my i4670K rig.  Do you think a GTX970 is worth it or required?  I thought with the release of NVIDIA's new cards, and the corresponding price drop it might be worth the investment.

 

Cheers,

Mark B.

 

Well I've gone from a GTX 770 to a GTX 970 and the ulra wide screen route worth every euro great card ;-)

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@saywhuut0627

 

At what resolution? 1 Asus Strix 970 is enough to handle dense clouds for me @4x SGSSAA@1080p paired with 16gb Ram and an i5 4690k@4Ghz. I lock the framerate to 30fps with dxtory. Smooth as silk.

 

My 2xMSI 970 in sli paired with 16Gb Ram and an i7 4770k@4.4Ghz outputs @3840x2160p to a 55" Sony Bravia 4k HDR tv and I only use 2xmsaa at this resolution as anything more Antialiasing wise isn't really required. I use unlimited frames in the sim as it seems to stop any stuttering and don't use an external frame rate limiter when using sli.

 

Frames are at worst 25-30 and normally around 45-60+ depending where I am in the world. This is with a LOT of addons and active sky next running with maximum cloud coverage and rex soft clouds in sim.

 

Both the above were both obviously running from ssd, I use the awesome traffic optimizer that is here in the avsim forums to give me 5-10fps back when using mytraffic.

 

The only tweak to my .Cfg file on both the above is FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION 0.01

I don't know what I'm doing wrong then, b/c I basically have the same setup.  I have the i5 4670K OC to 4.5ghz, Gigabyte G1 GTX 970, 16gb ram and am at 1080p.  I was using REX and maybe that has something to do with the FPS crippling with the 4x SGSSAA?

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I have never liked AMD cards for flight sims. 

I couldn't wait....and I am NOT a happy camper with my new MSI GTX 1080 Gamer....was I expecting too much?...

 

Exactly, Rob, et al, what does the fastest Video Card extant buy me with P3d v3.23 (3.35 dl'd but not yet installed)?

 

...should I sell this on ebay?.

 

    ...wait for p3dv4 with DX12??

 

       ...get that MSI gaming MOBO with that I-7 6700K and 16GB of ram???

 

....this is gonna be the last major purchase I can afford...lest I win the lottery...

 

granted I only have an I-7 2600K OCd to 4.3Ghz...and most sliders maxed and UTX v2 or FtxSCA almost sputters at 12FPS

 

....guess I shot myself in the foot

 

Chas

 

this screenshot is from my 3 monitor setup with FTXSCA and UTXusaV2 unchecked in Scenery Library

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...lots of blur mid screen back....but...pretty cool on three monitors...short of getting a 30Hz monitor...any way to kill the blurries?

 

...where

Chas

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