Don't buy expensive gpu for rF2

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  1. datanode

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    I found it interesting for making a sensible upgrade. Mostly ... yes ok the title isn't ideal.

    But I do personally thank the people that did post their rough specs and what cards they were using and what sort of experience they get.

    It will help me make a more informed choice :)
     
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    I have an ageing low end system. AMD Athlon 250 x 2 3.0 overclocked to 3.4. 4gb ram. HD4850 512mb.

    My settings -

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    This is my FPS at Silverstone at race start with 19 AI Formula ISI and Marussias, 2 or 3 corners into the circuit and also near the end of the lap -

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    I'm pretty happy with this performance but always want more. My HD4850 512mb runs at about 90% and my Athlon 250 x2 3.0 (overclocked to 3.4) runs at about 60% with rF2.

    Incidentally, can anyone advise a GPU upgrade that would not be bottlenecked by the CPU too much? Would I gain much do you think? Running one screen, obviously, at 1360 x 768 but will want to be running 1920 x 1080 soon. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
     
  3. pay2021

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    Don't buy expensive gpu for rF2

    Why? if you want to full enjoy any PC aplication, like RF2, why would you not buy a better CPU/GPU? Because money? you dont have enought money? work! do something! are you a commy?
     
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  4. 1959nikos

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    Moral of the day.
    Communists dont work.
    Nice :rolleyes:
     
  5. datanode

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    Some people do work and still don't have much money left at the end. That is rather insensitive and offensive.
     
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    With my lousy pay I'll be able to save enough to buy a good GPU, so if i can, anyone can, you call offensive, i call lazy.
     
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    No I am just saying everyones situation is different. I just mean to be considerate.
     
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    Show me the part where i say the commys dont work.
     
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    Be considerate because someone cant buy a graphics card to play PC games? mmm, i dont think so.
     
  10. Denstjiro

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    Since long I refuse to upgrade hardware for a single program. money or no money. apparently that makes me a lazy communist :p
     
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    Eventually you do or forget to play <2013 PC games :)
     
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    I apologize Pay2021, I had not realized you know what I will be using on my pc in 2013.
    Better get a new card then....
     
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    Apologize me Denstjiro and anyone if i sound offensive, looks like yes, but its my perspective, thanks for respect that.:)
     
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    Fair enough Pay, no harm done man.
     
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    Well maybe I am not the best to do this as I find myself in a similar boat. But from what I have heard I think the 660ti could be a good bet. I have roughly the same card as you and roughly the same performance.

    I think there will still be performance to come from things like a 770gtx yet to but if you want to keep your computer as is for a while, then it depends how much the card market moves for when you do upgrade everything. I currently am planning to do a full system upgrade, but I have to wait. So in the mean time the 660ti could be a good stop gap.

    Although if you were to stick to ATI I guess a 7950 could be a really good card as well. But that and the 770 are both another £100, I am not sure from other people that they are getting the desired results, but these new cards will mature as will the drivers and the game and could leap forward as time goes on? :) contrary to the original thread title I suppose, but my 2 cents :D
     
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    Thanks datanode. I do plan on keeping the CPU for a while longer and will probably switch to nvidia if I do upgrade the GPU.
    Anyone else have advice on this?
     
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    Hi !

    Here my specs:

    Intel Core i5 2300 @ 2,8 Ghz
    Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC 1Gb
    12 Gb Ram
    Samsung SSD 840 Series 128 Gb
    Running on 24" screen (1920x1080p, 60Hz)

    Ingame settings:
    AA x8
    Everything set to Max
    HDR On


    I can get 60fps average, with some drops but 40fps still the lower I get on some part of tracks or at start with a lot of IA. GTX 560 is a bit old now, but it work perfectly with rF2. I was thinking that the tire model and physics were CPU killer but my "bad" CPU work pretty well too (witch is not the case with other next-gen sim).

    rF not require pretty expensive computer, witch is good because the save money could be use to buy a pretty good sim rig and enjoy the game. Thanks ISI

    PS about graphics: Even if the game is not GPU killer, it feels very realistic sometimes (more than other next-gen sim witch are "better than the reality" IMO) ! I love the lighting and colours in general.
     
  19. Kknorpp001

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    Thanks all who responded with their experiences. Keep them coming!

    Tim, I like your title better is it possible for me to change or will you please change if not possible for me?

    Pay, it is clear you are not married and most definitely do not have children. Best policy is to give people benefit of the doubt which also has the side benefit of not revealing naivety.
     
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    @Argo: If you plan on keeping the same CPU, then consider GPU's with more memory rather than absolute power as the memory on yours is really the bottleneck to getting up to 1920X1080 with any settings you choose to run. I would consider anything in the nVidia line from the 460 on up really as long as you are looking at a card that has at least 1Gb of vram on it. You should not require anything more than 2Gb for a single HD monitor though.
     

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