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PC Help Needed

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Ian Weatherill, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Hi,my fps are very low with everything turned down low,I'm getting 45 fps with one car and it's 27 with
    10 cars,online it's 24 what do I need to upgrade
    computer specs
    Amd Phenom11x4 processor@3.3ghz 8gb ram
    Amd Radon HD 6570 Graphics card
    Any help would be great cheers
     
  2. Connor Caple

    Connor Caple
    Slowest Racer in Town...

    Your graphics card is the bottleneck. AC is very demanding graphically, I suspect because it has not been optimised (since other 'new gen' racing games run at higher frame rates and still look good).

    You need to check what 'slot' you have available before attempting to upgrade the card. Most newer cards require a PCI-e v3.0 x16 slot, but will still work in a PCI-e v2.1 x16 slot. They will not work in an x4 slot though, for example, which was an issue I had with my old motherboard.

    High end graphics cards tend to draw more power, so check you have a decent PSU in the system to avoid overheating the power supply. A Corsair 600W+ is usually good enough, but if you need to buy a new one go for 700W+ to future proof it.

    I'm not going to get into the NVidia v ATI war that always rages when people ask for graphic card recommendations. There are many comparison sites out there, so decide on a budget, make a list of the cards available at that price and then check the performance figures online before making a final decision.

    A decent card to run AC at average frame rates will probably cost around £150UKP/$200US

    A card to run it with very high settings will be in the £300/$500US range+
     
  3. Tomi

    Tomi
    ”Maximum Attack!” Premium Member

    You have a very old and poor Graphics card. Start with that.
     
  4. Thanks Guys,I'll see the guy who I'm buying it off,he builds computers and brought this one down to try it out,there's plenty of room in the tower so hopefully wont be a problem
    plus he's in the trade so he can get some discount,will start of with a graphics card then don't mind spending £300 cant wait to see the difference thanks very much for the advice
     
  5. Connor Caple

    Connor Caple
    Slowest Racer in Town...

    In that case, you'll be looking for something like an NVidia GTX970 or an AMD R9 290X as long as the Motherboard can cope. With both brands, higher numbers are better ;)

    To future-proof it, try to get one with 4GB of onboard GDDR5 RAM.

    The prices for those start around £290 on places like Amazon, so you should be able to get it cheaper if he gets a discount.
     
  6. ok cheers for that connor,its about time I had a decent one
     
  7. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
    Sponsored by BRUT Premium Member

    Oh and Ian, don't let him palm you off either with any old card. Check with us first. ;)
     
  8. PaulH

    PaulH
    Premium Member

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  9. cheers andy and paul,yeah he gets his stuff from ebuyer thanks guys
     
  10. Was thinking of getting this
    Specification Snapshot:
    Will this be ok for the latest games like
    Project cars etc
    Cheers
     
  11. If budget is right, that would be fine. Even just 8Gb RAM would be fine too, I believe. My system's very similar (previous generation, i5-4670k, 16Gb RAM, and GTX970) and runs fine with pretty High settings.
     
  12. Thanks Joel and is the rest ok, all double Dutch to me
    [​IMG]

    Processor (CPU)

    Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-4690K (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
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    Case

    COOLERMASTER HAF 912 PLUS MID TOWER GAMING CASE
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    Motherboard

    ASUS® Z97-P: ATX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
    [​IMG]
    Memory (RAM)

    16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
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    Graphics Card

    4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 970 - 1 DVI, 1 mHDMI, 3 mDP - 3D Vision Ready
    [​IMG]Free Item: FREE BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT Game with Select GTX 9 Series GPUs!

    [​IMG]Free Item: FREE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT Game with Select GTX 9 Series GPUs!

    [​IMG]
    1st Hard Disk

    120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)
    [​IMG]
    2nd Hard Disk

    1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE
    [​IMG]
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    [​IMG]
    Power Supply

    CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
    [​IMG]
    Processor Cooling

    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler (£29)
    [​IMG]
    Thermal Paste

    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    [​IMG]
    Sound Card

    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    [​IMG]
    Wireless/Wired Networking

    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
    [​IMG]
    USB Options

    MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
    [​IMG]
    Power Cable

    1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
    [​IMG]
    Operating System

    Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
     
  13. Nick Milton

    Nick Milton
    Captain Slow Premium Member

    my exact system :)
     
  14. Thanks nick