Upgrading to a GTX 970?

Discussion in 'Hardware Building/Buying/Usage Advice' started by hexagramme, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. LithiumFox

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    Depends. Some cars and tracks are not optimized but the ISI content, I can have 30+ cars and running smooth so far *shrug* I do have it a bit OC'd tho ;)
     
  2. hexagramme

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    Also the MSI is a bit smaller in size, which is nice. :cool:
     
  3. Bryan Birtwell

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    Speed is in the Mother Board! If you're not using a "gaming/enthuseist" motherboard you're never going to see the benefits of the high end video cards/CPUs/RAM.

    That being said; You should have no problems at all finding a GTX-970 card for well under your budget limit.

    I would go with ASUS do to great customer support (in case of RMA).

    Hope this helps,

    Bryan
     
  4. hexagramme

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    Thank you very much for chiming in, mate. :)

    I'm using a ASUS motherboard, but not quite sure which model it is. I guess I will have to open up the cabinet to check that out. Or perhaps I can see it in the BIOS?

    Anyway, I think what I have should be fairly capable. Nonetheless I will rapport back when I know my exact model. :)
     
  5. Mee

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    Everyone here is saying "no problems running max on a GTX970". I don't agree about that.
    I have a GTX970 (albeit with an i5 2300 so running on PCI-E 2.0), but running in a VEC-race I'm not running at max settings. 30+ cars on track and a FPS-heavy track will probably result in dips under 60 fps. Reducing some FPS-heavy settings to high (like shadows) helps this a lot, but it's wrong to say a GTX970 will run flawlessly at max at 60+ fps.
     
  6. hexagramme

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    Thank you for offering your opinion, that not everything in necessarily fine and dandy just because of a good GPU. The fps you're getting, is that primarily down to the CPU you're running I wonder?
     
  7. TechAde

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    It'll more than likely be because he's running the GPU in a PCIe 2.0 slot rather than 3.0.
     

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