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P3D video card upgrade - 1060 or 1070?

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I'm in the process of porting most of my aircraft to P3D 3.4 and transitioning to this as my primary sim platform. All that's left in FSX is the 737NGX. I'm strongly considering a GPU upgrade and am curious as to which direction to go.

 

My box has an I7-4770K with a pretty mild overclock to 3.8-4.0Ghz. I can't get it to run reliably above 4.0Ghz so I'll chock it up to not winning the silicon lottery and move on. It's got 32GB of DDR3-2133 and a pair of Samsung 840 EVOs - a 128GB for Windows and a 512GB for my sims and other major apps. I don't see any advantage to upgrading that. I've got a 27" monitor running at 2560x1440 and a GTX760 with 4GB of VRAM.

 

When running P3D 3.4, I'm regularly hitting 100% GPU utilization and my fps are around 20. I'm looking to upgrade to a Pascal GPU, but I'm not sure whether to go to a 1050, 1060 or 1070. My budget is around $220-260, which lends itself to the 1060 but if it's not enough then I can save for a while and go up a level - but I don't want to if I don't need to.

 

Thoughts? Suggestions?

 

Cheers!

 

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I have a 1070 FE and works great. 30 solid FPS (limited to get smooth sim) even in heavy scenery and complex aircraft.

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1060 would be a big upgrade. not sure how much better the 1070 would be in p3d. probably not much at all.

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I have a 1070 FE and works great. 30 solid FPS (limited to get smooth sim) even in heavy scenery and complex aircraft.

Same here, solid and smooth 30fps (also limited) from a 1070 asus strix. PMDG and heavy scenery. GPU works hard but hasn't quit in me yet.

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I have a 1060, and I'm pulling 12-30 depending on where I'm flying. Default, 30, Taxi2Gate KSEA, 12-18. (PMDG737)

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If you can...the sweet spot for the Pascal is the 1070...it will allow you growth and breathing room, financially for your next leap, months to years on.

If you get the 1060, (IMHO), you are putting yourself a little too back in the line, in redundancy. I have an EVGA F.T.W.  1070...and get great FPS capacity in P3D,FSX, and XP11.  Of course FS9 (which I still fly, is a no brainer).

Just a suggestion....

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