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    Hi All.
    I was on a low budget when setting up my PC for the FS2020 and i ended up buying the XFX AMD Radeon RX 570 (8GB) Graphics Card and to be honest, My first flights flying over lanzarote and its volcanos was giving me 30 FPS and since then my FPS is now averaging 15, I have the FPS set at 30 in the settings and followed a few tips on youtube.

    I am now thinking of upgrading the graphics card to the AMD Radeon RX 5700, But thought i would ask the question on here for advice.

    Since i only use my PC for the Flight sim, What graphics card do you recommend.

    first thought is, Buy a RX 5700, 2nd thought, Buy the lower spec model RX5500 to save some money, But what will the visual Experience be like when playing the game or hold out and buy the RX6800 card when it is more available.

    Maybe others are in the same situation, Will it be worthwhile paying X number of pounds if the difference in visual Experience will be very little.

    Would love to hear your thoughts.

    Regards my PC, i have a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz with 16Gb of Ram, Windows 10 , power supply 650

    Thank you for any thoughts

    Malc

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    Hi, I don’t know much about the RX700 but if you were to get it then I would suggest upgrading your PSU too. The “recommended” psu is 700w but I would suggest even more. Probably 750 or 800w

    Another thing to think of.. although upgrading your graphics card will help, you may find that your CPU becomes a bottleneck? Plus you maybe should consider upgrading your RAM to 32


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    Thanks Steve, to be honest, i made to many cut backs when i upgraded my PC and i should have bought a higher watt PSU, , It was the Corsair 650 w PSU which was fine for the RX570 but limits me from upgrading to the RX5700 since there are only a few that require a 600W PSU

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    I think they say 600w is the bare minimum you can use with the RX5700 but we all know you should go higher, especially when they recommend higher.
    I upgraded my GPU back in April to the RTX2080ti. Half an our hour after ordering, it occurred to me that I might need a better psu so had to place a second order. The psu is often overlooked but is just as important.
    Of course I upgraded my pc again in August, including the psu again! LOL

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    If you hit windows-G it will bring up a game resourse monitor, so you can see exactly what your using. If anything is only half used, no point in upgrading it. I recommend a rtx 3080 graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shb7 View Post
    If you hit windows-G it will bring up a game resourse monitor, so you can see exactly what your using. If anything is only half used, no point in upgrading it. I recommend a rtx 3080 graphics card.
    He won’t benefit from an RTX30 series card without changing his PSU, CPU (& possibly motherboard) & ram.. new computer basically. Expensive!

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    This link may be helpful. Note this is for medium settings, but assumes a very strong CPU. Nonetheless, it will give you an idea about the ranking of graphics cards, even though your fps will not be this strong on any of them.
    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/wG...6NQscv9Nfh.png
    The 5600XT might work, but I would avoid the 5500XT. If you plan to run higher settings you need the 5700 or 5700XT.
    Last edited by plainsman; 11-29-2020 at 04:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plainsman View Post
    This link may be helpful. Note this is for medium settings, but assumes a very strong CPU. Nonetheless, it will give you an idea about the ranking of graphics cards, even though your fps will not be this strong on any of them.
    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/wG...6NQscv9Nfh.png
    The 5600XT might work, but I would avoid the 5500XT. If you plan to run higher settings you need the 5700 or 5700XT.
    Thank you for your help Plainsman , That chart is a good help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g7rta View Post
    He won’t benefit from an RTX30 series card without changing his PSU, CPU (& possibly motherboard) & ram.. new computer basically. Expensive!

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    Why is that?

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    I run the RX5600XT and the graphics are first-class...... just sayin
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