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Hi all,

 

After several months with my HD4000, I'm ready to buy a second hand graphic card, I'm tempted to buy a gtx 970, or a 6gb titan, no x no z,no black, the reference one from Asus, so, my question is, price is equal more or less for both,but I don't know which gpu could work better in p3d

I'm previously owned a gigabyte 770, and as you already know, struggling under clouds and suffering about shimmering and stuffs like that

I can't buy anything from 10xx series, same for the 980, because is beyond my possibilities..the titan have 6gb ram and I think would be good in dsr mode, but the 970 have dx12 and is more futureproof in other games

Any advice will be welcome, thanks :)

 

I can wait until Monday or Tuesday BTW

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Both cards will not do wonders under DX12, neither the old Titan nor the 970. As memory bandwith is still something important in flightsims, I would rather go for the Titan. In normal games, the 970 is slightly faster, but I guess this will not be reproduced in P3D.

 

As an alternative you might look for a decent custom build of a GTX-780Ti. Although this card has "only" 3GB VRAM, it is faster than a Titan and faster than a 970. And it has an even better memory bandwith compared to both the Titan and the 970.

 

Last, you could also take a look on the novel GTX-1060. This would be the best card regarding DX12, however, as it is a x60 card, the memory bandwith is even lower. But in normal games, it is definitely the fastest card of all four (1060 > 780Ti > 970 > Titan).

 

So, in the end it depends on your budget. Buying second hand is always an option, but if your budget is so limited that you can "only" afford a 970 or an old Titan, the GTX-1060 might still be the better choice, as you will get a modern, state-of-the-art GPU with a decent performance and as only drawback the rather low memory bandwith.


Greetings, Chris

Intel i7-8700K@5.0GHz, 2x16GB 3200MHz CL14 RAM, Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti, Windows 10 Home 64bit, Prepar3D 4.5

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Ending up picking a 780 evga acx cooler, nothing special but surely better than my previous card, was a super good deal and I said, go for it

I will go for something better next year, meanwhile return to simming :) and I'm happy with that

Thanks anyway man, you gave me some excellent hints for the next time.. topic closed

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