Mitch24

Will GTX 1050TI Cut it for V4?

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Title says it all.. looking for possible Graphics card upgrade for V4... I would like to not break the bank. The 1050 seems pretty good and not too expensive...

 

Thoughts?

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Not sure if you can compare it to the 1080 Ti which I got for about $1200 AU. If it's comparable then go for it - it's pricey but worth it. Whenever I approach a large metropolis, which is virtually everywhere, I can't help exclaiming "Look at all the DATA." That's what 11GB VRAM will do for you.

To put this in perspective I've got P3Dv4 and I've also got a Ryzen 1800X CPU - 8 core SMT enabled, and I expect that both a Samsung 960 Pro and 32GB System RAM will be a great help too.
 

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I recently replaced my dead GTX 650Ti SC with a EVGA GTX 1060 (6GB version) and it works great. I am running P3Dv4 at a resolution of 1920x1080.  I would recommend you get a card with sufficient memory. i think the 1060's are affordable with great performance.

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Yes EVGA GTX 1060 6GB do the job...

PC Specs: Base: GYGABYTE GA-Z170X G1 Gaming | Memory RAM: 8GB (4GBX2) 3000MHz DDR4 | Hard Drive: 2TB SATA-III 7200RPM HDD | Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 Superclocked 6GB GDDR5 | Processor: I7-6700 CPU 4.00GHz | Windows 10 Creator 64 bit Operating System | Operating three Monitor
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But you'll be happier with 8GB VRAM...minimum. So will P3Dv4.

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31 minutes ago, Psybear said:

But you'll be happier with 8GB VRAM...minimum. So will P3Dv4.

I agree...but at the time the cryptocurrency mining nonsense caused issues with the price and availability of the GTX 1070's. I had my heart set on a MSI Gaming X GTX 1070 but I was not gonna pay $650-$700 for a $420 GPU. Even now the prices of the GTX 1070's are still a bit high.

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Thanks guys for the advice. I think the 1060 might have to be it. $900 for a 1080ti is beyond ridiculous in my opinion..

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I have a 1060 although it has just 3GB of VRAM.  P3d 4 runs very well on it, very smooth with no tweaks applied.  My machine was advertised as a gaming machine and so far, with the video card as is, it has managed graphics intensive apps well.  CPU speed is still a big factor in performance.  My system runs at 3.6 GHZ and has 8GB of RAM.  I took a leap of faith when I purchased it but I trusted the salesperson at Fry's who helped find it for me among their machines.  I was desperate for a new system after the crash of my old one, and they helped me find just what I needed.  It's been burned in for three weeks now with no issues.

John

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2 hours ago, Mitch24 said:

Thanks guys for the advice. I think the 1060 might have to be it. $900 for a 1080ti is beyond ridiculous in my opinion..

Horses for courses as they say. You gave your parameter which primarily was 1080 resolution. If you said 4k then a 1080Ti is not ridiculous but necessary if you want DL and all the candy at 4k.

Cheers

 

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I have the EVGA 1050ti super clocked version running with an i5 3570k 4.2ghz. P3D v4 runs very well with ASP4 and other various addons. Don't expect miracles with Dynamic Lighting it will kill your FPS at certain addon airports, FlyTampas Corfu being the worse. I would certainly recommend the 1050ti as a good afffordable upgrade. If you can go for the 1060 as reviews of it say you will got more performance for not too much more money.

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Hello,

I would follow LM system requirement recommendations:

OS= Windows 10 (64-bit)
CPU = Quad Core 3.5 GHz (Per Code) or better
Computer Memory = 4GB
Hard Drive Sapce = 40GB free and M.2 or SSD is strongly recommended
GPU Memory        = 8GB or better
Graphics Card Other = Full DirectX 11 Support.

**Source, Prepard3D website

It seems to me video memory is crucial, I imagine that when you play at higher resolutions + biggest settings (for example high resolution textures) the system requires more memory and power from your GPU.

I have monitored my GPU, temps, loads and memory usage with different settings, and when I enable DL, at night and I turn on the PMDG lights the GPU memory usage and load increase quite fast.

My GPU is an EVGA 980GTI with 6GB, I play at 1680 x 1050 (MSAA x 8) and my FPS are 40-60 FPS depending of the plane and airport I am using, with PMDG inside the cabin it stays at 30FPS with landing lights and taxi lights on using DL, but be aware I am not maxim all my settings on the sim.

Bes Regards,
Simbol

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I would follow LM system requirement recommendations:....

....GPU Memory = 8GB or better

Yes, but are LM going to pay for the cost of that 8GB graphics card when I purchase a new PC? I think not :smile:

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6 hours ago, Tony747-400 said:

I have the EVGA 1050ti super clocked version running with an i5 3570k 4.2ghz. P3D v4 runs very well with ASP4 and other various addons. Don't expect miracles with Dynamic Lighting it will kill your FPS at certain addon airports, FlyTampas Corfu being the worse. I would certainly recommend the 1050ti as a good afffordable upgrade. If you can go for the 1060 as reviews of it say you will got more performance for not too much more money.

Thank you !

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On 9/12/2017 at 5:26 PM, Mitch24 said:

Title says it all.. looking for possible Graphics card upgrade for V4... I would like to not break the bank. The 1050 seems pretty good and not too expensive...

Thoughts?

EVGA Superclocked 1050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR5.  1920 x 1080 works great for me.

 

Got mine at Newegg for $138.99

N99WB

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I am using 980 GTX (though in SLI) with VR with zero problems.  And in Non-VR mode is in 4K resolution.  

 

1050 TI should be good enough

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I'm definitely the minority here but my MSI R9 390x with 8 Gigs of Vram have been working flawless for me:)

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The 1050 Ti is like $150 cheaper than the 1060.... I don't wanna get the 1050 if Ill have terrible performance with things like Dynamic Lighting...

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Got the GTX 1050 Ti! + Windows 10 Upgrade. 

Going from my 6 year old GTX 560 I think this will be a good upgrade lol

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On 9/13/2017 at 8:04 PM, Mitch24 said:

The 1050 Ti is like $150 cheaper than the 1060.... I don't wanna get the 1050 if Ill have terrible performance with things like Dynamic Lighting...

According to many posts here on Avsim, even 1080Tis have problems with Dynamic Lighting.

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1 minute ago, pgde said:

According to many posts here on Avsim, even 1080Tis have problems with Dynamic Lighting.

Agreed!!

I have seen posts on various forums with a 1080ti having problems with DL. 

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Dynamic lighting has some bugs in the current version of P3Dv4.  I am not using that feature at all at the moment.

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28 minutes ago, pgde said:

According to many posts here on Avsim, even 1080Tis have problems with Dynamic Lighting.

Problems like low Frames?

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The 1050 is the least-capable GPU in the current NVidia lineup, which is why it is the least expensive. As with all NVidia cards, the last two numbers in the model designation are the key. An older GTX 980 or even 970 will massively outperform a brand new 1050.

In P3D Version 4, the processing power and onboard VRAM of the GPU is more important than ever before. I'm not saying that you have to use a 1080 Ti, but a 1050 would be marginal at best. If you are not using a 4K monitor, a 1060 would be better, and a 1070 more than adequate. 

Now if you are coming from a very old 500 series GPU, then the 1050 would be an improvement.

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57 minutes ago, JRBarrett said:

The 1050 is the least-capable GPU in the current NVidia lineup, which is why it is the least expensive. As with all NVidia cards, the last two numbers in the model designation are the key. An older GTX 980 or even 970 will massively outperform a brand new 1050.

In P3D Version 4, the processing power and onboard VRAM of the GPU is more important than ever before. I'm not saying that you have to use a 1080 Ti, but a 1050 would be marginal at best. If you are not using a 4K monitor, a 1060 would be better, and a 1070 more than adequate. 

Now if you are coming from a very old 500 series GPU, then the 1050 would be an improvement.

Im well aware that the the 1060 and 1080 are more capable. But the 1050 ti was very highly rated and seemed to be the best for someone who's on a budget.

Not everyone can afford a $900 1080 Ti. (which is beyond ridiculous) 

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5 hours ago, Mitch24 said:

Got the GTX 1050 Ti! + Windows 10 Upgrade. 

Going from my 6 year old GTX 560 I think this will be a good upgrade lol

Excellent!  You'll probably get 3-5 frames more from the Win 10 upgrade on top

of your hardware boost.  And another 2-3 frames running in Game Mode.

Hit (WINkey + G) once you're on the tarmac.

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