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Which is better??

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by David Plummer, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. David Plummer

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    Hi guys

    I a little confused this morning, i currently run a GT440 graphics card that came with my system it uses shared system ram etc. I get around 30-40fps on bathurst after a little tweaking of the setting and this looks quite good. This morning i decided to try my sons GT730 in my system only to find i have a good 10fps drop with the same settings, i installed the latest drivers etc. Have i miss understud the cards as i thought the 730 was a better card or do i need to change anyh settings to see an improvement?? any help would be greatly recived as i am looking to upgrade.
     
  2. Blkout

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    Which game?
    What resolution?
    Which CPU?
     
  3. David Plummer

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    Hi sorry,
    I play Raceroom in 1920 * 1080 with a 3.2ghz i5, 4GB Ram and win7 64bit
     
  4. Blkout

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  5. David Plummer

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    Thank you for your help blkout, the 730 is ddr5 but I'm not sure about the 440. Looks like I'll have to aim a little higher on the upgrade.
     
  6. Jason Palmer

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    What sort of budget are you looking at for your upgrade.

    Jason.
     
  7. David Plummer

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    Hi Jason
    I'm thinking about £100 bracket
     
  8. Blkout

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    In that price range, I would look for a good deal on an AMD R9 270x or AMD 7870. Or if you don't mind buying a used card, you could look for a used Nvidia GTX 670 or 680.
     
  9. David Plummer

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    Ok I'll keep my eyes open, just an update the 730 is ddr3 so that might explain the results
     
  10. Jari Vinnari

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    Ooops, wrong thread.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
  11. Jason Palmer

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    For that price (ish) you could get an AMD 270x or an Nvidia 750Ti which would power a single screen ok.

    Although if you are going to start spending out it might be worth asking yourself the triple screen question. If you think this is something you might want to do at some point then spending out now on a card that would power them might be worth looking at. This would mean pushing the boat out but would save you in the long run.

    Trust me i only say this through personal experience and the hole in my bank account to show it.

    Jason.