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Hello to all, 

First of all, i know this question gets asked a lot... My current build is:

Cooler Master CM 690 III, Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0 GHz overclocked to max 4,7 ghz, Cooler Master Hyper 412S, MSI Z97-G45 Gaming, Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3-1866, Nvidia GTX 970 4GB, SSD Crucial MX100 256GB, 1000 GB 2nd hard disk, 1000W Cooler Master V1000 Series. 

I have used p3d v3 with a lot of addons like pmdg 737 + FS2crew, gsx, ftx global, frx vector, rex 4 + soft clouds and asn. It runs, but not that smooth as i would like. Now i want to uodate to p3d v4, a'd wonder if a new PC would be a good choice. The other option is upgrading the gpu, but i do not know if it will improve a lot. 

What are your thoughts? 

 

Tnx!! 

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Upgrade the GPU - a 1080TI will give you noticeable improvement in V4.

The rest of your system is just fine.

 

Vic

 

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33 minutes ago, vgbaron said:

Upgrade the GPU - a 1080TI will give you noticeable improvement in V4.

The rest of your system is just fine.

 

Vic

 

OK, tnx for the quick response! Even with the load of addons , it's no problem? 

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If you've got that CPU at 4.7 it's swamping the 970. You should be good to go with just a GPU upgrade. Putting P3D on the SSD will help, if it's not there already.

 

Vic

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3 hours ago, vgbaron said:

Upgrade the GPU - a 1080TI will give you noticeable improvement in V4.

The rest of your system is just fine.

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Vic,

given that the 1080ti is top of the line (and top of the wallet crushers for that matter too) what would be your minimum recommendation for a gpu?  I am aware that a 1080 allows sliders to the right and that impressive autogen coverage but would a 6GB card eg. 1060/1070 give satisfactory results as well?

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Yes, as long as it's 6gb, the 1060/1070 would be a good fit. IMHO, the difference between a 1070 and a 1080 is not worth the $$ difference in cost but the difference between the 1080 and the 1080ti is worth it. So if your budget doesn't permit a TI, I'd say the 1070 would be  the one to get.

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And which 1080 ti is the best? I read about the asus rog, but dont know if it's the best out there

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I also have an i7 4790k at 4.7

Ssd etc

2 titans sc first edition in sli

Cards get anhialiated 

So much money down the drain

Cant run 4ssaa with 4k and dL on

Only 8xmsaa DL off

Gonna wait and get volta 

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13 hours ago, lodestar said:

My favorite stays MSI Gaming X for all versions of Nvidia cards. You can check the review, this one is what i want to buy http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/msi-gtx-1080-ti-gaming-x-review,1.html

Couldn't agree more and I've had other brands in the past such as ASUS but since I got my first MSI card chances are slim I'll go anywhere else again. Did hear lots of good stuff about EVGA though so that would be the only option for me other than MSI.

I've been extremely happy with my MSI 980 Ti Gaming G6 card for a bit more than two years and only days ago I replaced it with the MSI 1080 Ti Gaming X and again I couldn't be more happy!

This is from the linked article and it summarizes my thoughts very well.

"The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X is ticking all the right boxes, yet again."

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Rumors said that the new Volta coming next spring will be a monster and will melt the 1080 series. But that would mean to wait some further months, and surely the MSI GTX 1080TI is also a beast.

I am on a GTX 980TI and will switch to 1180TI next year as I am not sure whether I would see much more benefit by jumping now  to the 1080TI.

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What I noticed going from a 980Ti to a 1080Ti is how DL for instance don't cause the same FPS drop anymore. In the same way I can enable dynamic reflections and still have acceptable performance.

Other than that I think everything looks more crisp and sharp with the 1080Ti. That however might be me wanting it to be like that 😉

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DL drops my fps with the Palit Super Jetstream 980TI only with SSAA. No big impact with 8 x MSAA, Anyway, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X is now in the basket for order :laugh: I will let you know how it compares. If the differences are marginal it has to go back...

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1 hour ago, Cargostorm said:

DL drops my fps with the Palit Super Jetstream 980TI only with SSAA. No big impact with 8 x MSAA, Anyway, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X is now in the basket for order :laugh: I will let you know how it compares. If the differences are marginal it has to go back...

Like always when comparing performance in FS your mileage may vary depending on lots of things but in my case I saw how the FPS dropped about 6-8 FPS when I switched all the external lights on in the NGX. This was when using my 980 Ti.

When I later did the exact same test using the 1080 Ti the FPS wasn't affected at all so that was what made me decide to keep the card. This and how everything just looks and feels really, really good as mentioned above be it the placebo effect or not.

I also like to see how my GPU utilization isn't stuck at 100% most of the time like it was with my 980 Ti. Now with the 1080 Ti it normally is somewhere between 50-90 most of the time depending on the current scene.

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