• “Just being a mediocre driver has never been my ambition. That's not my style” ― Michael Schumacher
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest. Follow RaceDepartment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Steam and YouTube.

Graphics Card for pCars.

Discussion in 'Project CARS' started by Kevin McDonald, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Kevin McDonald

    Kevin McDonald

    Messages:
    421
    Ratings:
    +158
  2. DrJustice

    DrJustice

    Messages:
    129
    Ratings:
    +76
    Well, it will run pCARS, just... However, if you're going for a new GPU now, get one with more RAM if you can. Also, for pCARS, NVIDIA gives you quite a bit better performance than AMD for similarly priced cards. If your budget is limited to around GBP 100 (like the card you linked to), a 650 might be the ticket, or better yet a 650Ti for GBP 130. I'm sure others will follow up with more recommendations :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. David Ignjatovic

    David Ignjatovic

    Messages:
    2,409
    Ratings:
    +487
    IMO NO....
    I have a similar spec...

    e8400 3ghz
    4gig DDR
    6850

    I plan to buy a new PC later on, and the slowest GPU I'd get will be a 7950.
     
  4. glight

    glight

    Messages:
    620
    Ratings:
    +146
    I don't think the 7770 is a bad card, but I think the minimum I would be happy with for pCARS is a GTX660 Ti. Right now I'm running a GTX670 & i5-3570k@4GHz with triple monitors (5940x1080) and getting between 45-60fps depending on the track. Of course if you're on a single monitor then you'll be fine with lower hardware (maybe a GTX650 Ti or a 7950?).

    Nvidia being a better choice than AMD is correct, I used to run crossfire 6950's and could only manage those fps at 4800x900
     
  5. Jari Vinnari

    Jari Vinnari
    Premium

    Messages:
    3,606
    Ratings:
    +924
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Dinca Andrei

    Dinca Andrei

    Messages:
    1,615
    Ratings:
    +1,168
    Looks like my 560Ti sucks big time..lol
     
  7. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    Messages:
    3,691
    Ratings:
    +966
    I have an nVidia GTX545 and its OK ish but not fantastic. It copes with everything else on the market so I'm kinda hoping as the game developes the GPU demand will get better and play better. For example I can run Race Room experience on it a full whack with no problems.
     
  8. Eifion Evans

    Eifion Evans

    Messages:
    507
    Ratings:
    +123
    I've lost about 10-15 fps in recent builds even though it doesn't look any different than before.

    The 6870 is pretty weak now I suppose but it used to run pCARS no problem with only reflections turned down at 1200p.
     
  9. Bruno Pereira

    Bruno Pereira

    Messages:
    67
    Ratings:
    +15
    Still the same fps rate in here, only losses i had was @ nords with rain but that would be expected to happen.
     
  10. Kristian Nenov

    Kristian Nenov

    Messages:
    1,664
    Ratings:
    +482
    pCARS work better with Nvidia.

    Also I have a GTX 670 which it just pwnz. I get over 90% GPU usage most of the time. The game really GPU heavy. Altho I'm playing on MAX settings with all AA's and shits. But yeah. This game is very GPU heavy. You'll need a high end GPU for it.

    Take a look at 660 Ti / 670 / 680. I wouldn't go below that anyway.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Jari Vinnari

    Jari Vinnari
    Premium

    Messages:
    3,606
    Ratings:
    +924
    • Like Like x 2