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Haven't simmed really since the MSFS beta. Busy with real-life flying. Kind of have the itch again.

My system is definitely derelict on the GPU side with a GTX 970. And my CPU is a now getting old with a 8600K at 4.8Ghz.

Obviously, the GPU has to be upgraded. Is the CPU decent enough to put off for a while? As to the GPU, don't want to break the bank, so the highest I can get with Nvidia is a 3070. Highest with AMD is an RX 6800. Kind of worried about the Nvidia only having 8GB of memory, but do AMD cards work well with MSFS?

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8 GB 3070 would be a great card.. if you can get it at a reasonable price, and your PSU can handle it.

I fly with an 8 GB 1070 and it actually does the job, at least at 1920x1080 resolution 🙂

 

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Just wondering ..... would it not be better to save money by using the XBox game bar on your PC and paying the monthly sub after your $1 month? I believe that you can do that and even the older computer will work well with the cloud based game.

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Your CPU is fine for now. Better than mine and I run the sim on a mix of mostly high and a few Ultra settings, 1440p. You will be able to achieve 30+ FPS locked and liquid smooth in most instances with a 3070 or 3070Ti. A perfect card to give you many, many years of service. That will be my card of choice when I feel the need to upgrade, half the price of the 3080’s. Right now, I can run my GTX980Ti at 30FPS locked and see no reason to splurge on a 3080Ti. Cost vs reward is simply not there.


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13 hours ago, bonchie said:

Haven't simmed really since the MSFS beta. Busy with real-life flying. Kind of have the itch again.

My system is definitely derelict on the GPU side with a GTX 970. And my CPU is a now getting old with a 8600K at 4.8Ghz.

Obviously, the GPU has to be upgraded. Is the CPU decent enough to put off for a while? As to the GPU, don't want to break the bank, so the highest I can get with Nvidia is a 3070. Highest with AMD is an RX 6800. Kind of worried about the Nvidia only having 8GB of memory, but do AMD cards work well with MSFS?

 

Only Nvidia gpus will work with the new DLSS feature which Asobo is going to add to MSFS later this year according to their schedule. It should greatly enhance performance and/or image quality at zero cost to the player. I would never buy anything but an Nvidia GPU. DLSS may not turn out well, but if it does you're out of this new performance upgrade without an Nvidia GPU.

It has to be a 2000 or 3000 (or higher) series of Nvidia RTX series to use DLSS, I believe.

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10 hours ago, Bert Pieke said:

8 GB 3070 would be a great card.. if you can get it at a reasonable price, and your PSU can handle it.

I fly with an 8 GB 1070 and it actually does the job, at least at 1920x1080 resolution 🙂

 

@Bert Pieke no OOMs risk in MSFS? 8 GB enough with complex add-ons and good graphic settings?


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10 minutes ago, Fielder said:

 

Only Nvidia gpus will work with the new DLSS feature which Asobo is going to add to MSFS later this year according to their schedule. It should greatly enhance performance and/or image quality at zero cost to the player. I would never buy anything but an Nvidia GPU. DLSS may not turn out well, but if it does you're out of this new performance upgrade without an Nvidia GPU.

It has to be a 2000 or 3000 (or higher) series of Nvidia RTX series to use DLSS, I believe.

Amd and MSFS will get FSR 2.0


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6 hours ago, Shomron said:

@Bert Pieke no OOMs risk in MSFS? 8 GB enough with complex add-ons and good graphic settings?

So far, no problems 😉


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Probably gonna go AMD 6800. I just don't want to get into a GC that only has 8GB. That doesn't seem smart for future proofing. I keep my graphics cars a long time (970 for like 8 years at this point), and I want to take the biggest step forward possible. Plus the 6800 is more powerful overall anyway for less money.

I just want to make sure AMD plays well with MSFS. Any first hand experiences? Not just FPS, but stutters and stuff.

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2 hours ago, bonchie said:

I just want to make sure AMD plays well with MSFS. Any first hand experiences? Not just FPS, but stutters and stuff.

Why wouldn't it? I've used amd stuff for decades with no problem. Also intel and nvidia with no issues. 

You're basically asking all the wrong questions. 

The two questions you should be asking yourself are:

1. What's my budget?
2. At what resolution do I want to play games and MSFS?

The answers to 1 and 2 will determine your next steps. 

What you are doing is putting the cart before the horse and looking for solutions instead of identifying the problems.

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54 minutes ago, Ricardo41 said:

Why wouldn't it? I've used amd stuff for decades with no problem. Also intel and nvidia with no issues. 

You're basically asking all the wrong questions. 

The two questions you should be asking yourself are:

1. What's my budget?
2. At what resolution do I want to play games and MSFS?

The answers to 1 and 2 will determine your next steps. 

What you are doing is putting the cart before the horse and looking for solutions instead of identifying the problems.

Because FSX and P3D did not play well with AMD. I want to make sure there aren't similar issues with AMD in MSFS.

I already know what my budget is and what resolution I want to play at. That's why I narrowed it down to the 3070 or 6800.

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