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Would it be worth it to upgrade my video card to get good performance?


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#1 StuzanMaric

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:42 PM

I would like to get at least 35 FPS on DCS world with maximum settings. Would buying an NVIDIA GTX-970 significantly increase performance or allow me to achieve this goal?

Current Specs: 

CPU: AMD FX-4130

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3

RAM: 16GB Dual Channel Patriot DDR3

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610

Also, is the GTX 970 compatible with the motherboard.

I am new to PC Gaming, so please forgive me for my lack of knowledge!



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:57 AM

your motherboard could handle that card find, in fact your card you got now should be able to handle it fine, so should the integrated, that games not what I would call a resource heavy game. In fact, your current build more then meets the recomended system requirements, there should be no issues.

 

The only thing that might limit upgrading your video card your power supply but if you got a good 5-600 watt PSU that shouldnt be an issue. What framerate are you getting right now? your video card might not be an issue.


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 04:10 AM

I can usually get around 30fps on medium settings if I don't have too many objects around me in game.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 04:19 AM

GTX 970 is far more better than your current GT 610, I think you can run that game at hundred of FPS with that card. If you don't want to spend too much money a GT 740 or GTX 750 is enough for the game.

 

Your power supply need to support the graphics card or you won't be able to use it. What kind of power supply do you have right now?


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:59 PM

I run a 730 in one of my machines, Its great for hi definition movies but sucks for gaming. I don't know how much of a performance increase there is between the 730 and the 740 is, it could be quite a bit, so take the above review of the 730 with a grain of salt.

Personally though I'd still lean for a 9xx card, just for the fact they're directX12 capable. There's something to be said for buying a card that's current.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 08:30 PM

I currently have a 500 watt power supply, is that enough?

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 09:22 PM

should, if its a good quality one, and not a cheap department store one.


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 09:26 PM

Well I'm not sure whether or not it is high quality so I'll just say what it says on it. LS in big letters, ultra 500w Atx power supply, model number ult-ls500 .

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:05 AM

That is a lower end one, and will probably not work with a 970. The amperage on the +12v rail is just barely enough to handle it, plus it doesnt have the right connectors. Most 970s require either 2 6 pin PCI connectors, a 6 pin and a 8 pin, or in the case of one I found, a single 8 pin. that PSU only has a single 6 pin PCI_E connector. But even with two, your just barely scraping by with that PSU, your going to want to consider a lower end card with a single 6 pin power connector, or upgrading your power supply unit. You may want to consider the 750 like what batman suggested, one such as this will work with your current setup.


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:35 AM

Do you know a good power supply I could upgrade to that would work with my motherboard and the 970? I would prefer to stick with the 970. Also, thank you very much for being so helpful, I wouldn't be getting anywhere without your advice.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 04:25 PM

This Power supply should work perfectly, even give you some breathing room, and as a plus its fully modular (means all your cables unplug from it, so you only use the ones you need)


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 07:32 PM

Thank you so much! I'll update once I install these upgrades!



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 06:50 AM

Your Cpu is underpowered get an fx 6300 and r9 380/x gpu and good 500 w psu






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