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Hello mates,  

Does it make sense to swap nice 980 4GB with 1060 6GB ?

Currently running FSX-SE (and recently experimenting with FX-11) with the assumption that sooner or later I'll have to abandon FSX-SE in favor of P3D V4 

Rig Spec 

  • CPU Intel I7-4790K  
  • GPU Gigabyte GTX980 4GB 
  • Mem 16Gig Corsair Vengeance DDR3 at 1866NHZ   (PC3 14900)   
  • Storage Dedicated SSD 1 for the OS (Win10 64 Bit) & one for the Sim
  • Flying low and slow with FTX SoCal, 2 Carenado GA Birds 
  • Live ATC ( PilotEdge), so no AI

Rig is slightly OC, DX10, minor tweaks, locked at 30fps, running smooth & stable

     Will keep the rig for a while, but have an opportunity to put my hand on the 1060

 

Appreciate your thoughts 

 

Yair    

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It's a tough call between the two cards as they have a lot in common.  One thing is that technically NVIDIA considers the 1060 to be for the mid range performance/price market while the 980 is in their high end category.

The website to which I've provided a link below is a terrific place to compare graphics cards.

If you're looking to move from a GTX 980, then I wouldn't consider anything except one of the three GTX 1080s.  Going lower than that is bound to leave you disappointed at some point.

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-980-Ti-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB/3439vs3639

 

Best wishes.

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Going from a 980 to a 1060 is likely a step down.  When considering Nvidia cards, the last two digits in the model number are the indicators of its performance level.

00-45 = entry level cards

50-65 = mid-range cards

70-95 = high-performance cards

 

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Since you are running FSX, I don't feel this is a worthy upgrade. CPU speed is much more of a factor.

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Guys, lets endeavor to provide good content for members of our hobby.  I know it's a little time consuming to read the post and replies, but it really helps to prevent our replying with information that germane and isn't duplicate of what's already been posted.  I mean this respectfully my friends,.

9 minutes ago, VeryBumpy said:

Since you are running FSX, I don't feel this is a worthy upgrade.

The OP stated...

3 hours ago, N1125Y said:

that sooner or later I'll have to abandon FSX-SE in favor of P3D V4 

 

1 hour ago, stans said:

Going from a 980 to a 1060 is likely a step down.  When considering Nvidia cards, the last two digits in the model number are the indicators of its performance level.

00-45 = entry level cards

50-65 = mid-range cards

70-95 = high-performance cards

Information, though more specific, was already posted.

 

My very best wishes.

 

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Just now, VeryBumpy said:

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No need to be passive-aggressive, I meant it respectfully.  All it takes is caring about the community that you're part of.

Best wishes.

 

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I also meant everything respectfully and care greatly which why I shared my comments.

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..the bottom line "Stay with the 980 & If you wish to upgrade go for the 1070 or 1080" 

I hear you guys :-) 

..so the next question is :

In respect to the current spec, should I consider migrating toP3D V4 at all ?

 

Cheers

 

Yair    

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22 minutes ago, N1125Y said:

..the bottom line "Stay with the 980 & If you wish to upgrade go for the 1070 or 1080" 

I hear you guys :-) 

..so the next question is :

In respect to the current spec, should I consider migrating toP3D V4 at all ?

 

Cheers

 

Yair    

Well your current system is marginally stronger than mine (CPU and RAM), otherwise they are very similar and I find V4 works very well - at least on par with 3.4, and allowing me to enjoy most of the V4 improvements. 

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..perfect ..

 

tnx guys, way more easy to make a move when you are in the background 

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On 8/20/2017 at 3:41 AM, N1125Y said:

Hello mates,  

Does it make sense to swap nice 980 4GB with 1060 6GB ?

Currently running FSX-SE (and recently experimenting with FX-11) with the assumption that sooner or later I'll have to abandon FSX-SE in favor of P3D V4 

Rig Spec 

  • CPU Intel I7-4790K  
  • GPU Gigabyte GTX980 4GB 
  • Mem 16Gig Corsair Vengeance DDR3 at 1866NHZ   (PC3 14900)   
  • Storage Dedicated SSD 1 for the OS (Win10 64 Bit) & one for the Sim
  • Flying low and slow with FTX SoCal, 2 Carenado GA Birds 
  • Live ATC ( PilotEdge), so no AI

Rig is slightly OC, DX10, minor tweaks, locked at 30fps, running smooth & stable

     Will keep the rig for a while, but have an opportunity to put my hand on the 1060

 

Appreciate your thoughts 

 

Yair    

Here is my hands on experience.  Have used the 980, 1070, and a 1080ti with p3dv4.  The 980 and 1070 were very similar in performance for me.  I could run a touch more eye candy like shadows and dynamic lighting with the 1070.    Technically the 980 should sit somewhere between the 1060 and 1070.  I would not upgrade unless it was to a 1080.

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