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Hi,

I'm looking to upgrade parts of my rig to gain more performance. What is the best thing to upgrade, the processor or graphics card or something else

Thanks


Joe Colehouse

 

 

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Joe, tell us more about your present system. Perhaps it is not worth to upgrade one or two of its compnents but rather change the complete system.


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I am not 100% sure on the specs exactly but I have a;

 

i7-4770k @ 3.5GHz

GTX 750i

8GB RAM

1TB SSD 

2TB SSD

Windows 7 

 

That's all I know of the top of my head, I don't really want to get a new rig when I'm happy with RAM, hard drives and the other components.

 

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Joe Colehouse

 

 

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Graphics card ..


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how many monitors you running? been doing a ton of testing and one result was 4k resolution mostly maxed out with orbx as2016 etc was my test gtx750ti card gave 27fps and my 1080 founders edition gave me 29. That GPU is more than capable (if its the TI) of running FSX maxed out on one monitor. Ive seen it with my own eyes!


Russell Gough

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Ok i thought it was the graphics card. I do run three monitors but only only is for flightsim.


Joe Colehouse

 

 

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Ok i thought it was the graphics card. I do run three monitors but only only is for flightsim.

Do you set a fps limit in fsx or in nvidia control panel? setting it in NCP can be disastrous for multi-monitors off a single card from my experiments is all.


Russell Gough

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Do you set a fps limit in fsx or in nvidia control panel? setting it in NCP can be disastrous for multi-monitors off a single card from my experiments is all.

I don't set one in either


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Ok good.. Thats one less issue to be dealt with. All monitors same size/resolution? Tried nvidia surround or are you using 3xfsx windows undocked and moved to extra monitors ?


Russell Gough

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Ok good.. Thats one less issue to be dealt with. All monitors same size/resolution? Tried nvidia surround or are you using 3xfsx windows undocked and moved to extra monitors ?

 

The main monitor is bigger than the other two (which are the same) only  the main monitor is for P3D. The other two are for PFPX etc


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Ah ok so only one for rendering the sim then. All my testing has been with fsx recently for the record although the 2 sims do share common elements.

I built a 'beast' system end of last year for a video workstation and ran fsx testing on it for stress reasons. The cpu died last month - i7-6900k - had to RMA. Using my 5yo backup system I was stunned to find with similar loads I was getting similar performance. Probably as new build was not a gaming machine and built for stability not raw speed but still..

These 32bit sims seem to only respond to raw cpu clock speeds. For major performance increases that is.


Russell Gough

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These 32bit sims seem to only respond to raw cpu clock speeds. For major performance increases that is.

 

Yeah I'm hoping we will see a major performance jump when a 64bit P3D is released


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