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Video Card help

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Inouk, May 17, 2015.

  1. Can someone recommend me a video card and any performance with this pc?

  2. Dinca Andrei

    Dinca Andrei
    Premium Member

    This should make it simpler,taken from video description

    Intel CPU i-7 920 2.67GH 8MB 4 cores with Hyper Threading 8 cores
    Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC show contact info Hz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit
    XFX ATI Radeon HD 4670 (HD467XZDF2) 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM PCI Express x16 Graphics ada
    Corsair TX850W Power Supply
    Seagate ST31000528 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
    ThermalTake Element -S Tower
    AsusTek P6T Deluxe V2
  3. What's your budget and do you plan on upgrading at a later time...(time-frame)?
    What version of Windows are you currently running? I'll assume Win7 or later.
    If the answer to the first question is no, I'd find a GTX-700 series card.
    I currently run AC and RF2 on a GTX670 (slightly slower card)...and it is quite capable.
    I have most settings at max and it is very smooth.
    The GTX-970 is typically in the $325-365 range, so I wouldn't pay more than low 220-240 s for the 770 card.
    If you do plan to upgrade, I'd go with the 970 right away.
    The I7-920 is also quite capable of a good overclock with a good cooler.
    Notice, I did not say an expensive cooler.
    I used a very in-expensive Hyper212+ on mine and ran it for years at 2.9 GHz...without any stability issues prior to moving on.
    If AC is your primary goal, I'd up the RAM a bit and turn off all apps in Python.
    It'll run much smoother.
    Last edited: May 17, 2015
  4. Thanks for your help.
  5. Si

    Premium Member

  6. I'll save and get the 4gb in a few weeks for the summer.
    I really appreciate all the help. Thanks.