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    Question Graphics Card Help

    Hi Guys
    I need help with choosing the best graphics card for MFS 2020. I am currently running MFSX with a nvidia 1050 but after upgrading to ,FS2020 i am getting a fair bit of stuttering. I have listed the main specs of my pc:
    Windows 10 64bit
    intel core (TM) i7-8700k [email protected](12CPUs)3.7GHZ
    32768MB RAM
    Directx 12
    nvidia geforce gtx 1050
    integrated RAMDAC
    TOTAL MEMORY:18316MB
    DISPLAY MEMORY (VRAM) 1977MB
    SHARED MEMORY 16338MB
    DirectDraw Acceleratio .Direct 3D Acceleration AGP Texture Acceleration ENABLED

    These specs mean nothing to me so any help much appreciated.
    Mark

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    Unfortunately, the cryptocurrency miners have driven video card prices to unthinkable heights. If you could find a used GTX 1070 or 1080 or a RTX 2060, that might be your best option?
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    I think Plainsman made good suggestions there. What's your budget for a new GPU, though?
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    Used card prices have gone crazy along with the new stuff. My 3 year old Vega64, which I paid $389.00 for 3 years ago, brought $740.00 on Ebay last week. Good luck to OP.
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    something I learned with MSFS2020 and building a new rig..... I bought the RX5600TX card with flightsim it's been nothing but a pain! Not being able to upgrade the card because of the miners and shipping disruptions compounding the shortage further I spent the money upgrading the ram to Corsair Dominator, which in itself improved the RX5600TX performance. then a new problem came out of that the computer would shut down, I knew it was not the graphics this time, so I started looking at the heat the system is producing ouch! high lol... I went out bought a Corsair liquid cooler spent an hour installing it yesterday and did the testing.... Absolutely amazing performance flightsim now runs full ultra and for the first time yesterday, I flew across London at 2000ft in the TBM with no problems....

    I don't care what the experts say, fast ram and a good liquid cooler will help your graphics performance enormously!!!!! I can now even cross London in VR with settings at the high end with the same card... to be honest, it was all a bit of a learning curve with me.... what I took away from this is HEAT KILLS PERFORMANCE......... so if you can't buy a powerful graphics card buy mid-range buy fast ram and a cooling system then overclock and it all equates to happy landings not sad CTD's

    these are some important factors when planing your build hope this helps you in some way......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Used card prices have gone crazy along with the new stuff. My 3 year old Vega64, which I paid $389.00 for 3 years ago, brought $740.00 on Ebay last week. Good luck to OP.
    Yeah, a year ago I bought the 970 for C$150. This card, despite just about hanging on by a thread, now goes for over C$350. It is most assuredly not worth that.

    Quote Originally Posted by daspinall View Post
    I don't care what the experts say, fast ram and a good liquid cooler will help your graphics performance enormously!!!!! I can now even cross London in VR with settings at the high end with the same card... to be honest, it was all a bit of a learning curve with me.... what I took away from this is HEAT KILLS PERFORMANCE......... so if you can't buy a powerful graphics card buy mid-range buy fast ram and a cooling system then overclock and it all equates to happy landings not sad CTD's
    Yup. I overclocked my puny R3 (a 65W chip) and put a wildly oversized 215W cooler on it. It didn't impove my average framerate too much, but the framerate consistently is much improved. I regret buying average ram however; should have just jumped for higher tier RAM.
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    You’re going to have to forget getting a new graphics card at the moment, unless you’re prepared to spend 2 or 3 times what they’re worth.
    I would avoid eBay and similar sites, as scammers are listing loads of cards every day... usually from the Philippines or Ukraine... all cheap prices and postage free.
    I’ve spent s lot of time reporting these to eBay over the last few days, but more keep appearing.
    Then you’ve got the people listing “photos of graphics cards” again, it’s another scam.


    Regards
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by g7rta View Post
    You’re going to have to forget getting a new graphics card at the moment, unless you’re prepared to spend 2 or 3 times what they’re worth.
    I would avoid eBay and similar sites, as scammers are listing loads of cards every day... usually from the Philippines or Ukraine... all cheap prices and postage free.
    I’ve spent s lot of time reporting these to eBay over the last few days, but more keep appearing.
    Then you’ve got the people listing “photos of graphics cards” again, it’s another scam.


    Regards
    Steve
    I saw a few people posting just the "boxes" while clearly stating "No Graphics Card Included". Yet there were multiple bids on the auctions. One 6800XT Box was going for over $900.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    I saw a few people posting just the "boxes" while clearly stating "No Graphics Card Included". Yet there were multiple bids on the auctions. One 6800XT Box was going for over $900.00.
    eBay should be doing more to stop these. Some scammers send you a bag of dirt, weighing roughly the same as a graphics card. That way they will have a tracking number and “proof” that they sent it.
    I think most don’t send anything though as they don’t care anyway. They all have “0” feedback and they just sign up again using another string of random characters.
    I myself, fell for one of these scams a few weeks ago. I found a cheap RTX 3090 on Etsy - rare find.. 20 others watching...
    Fortunately PayPal wouldn’t wouldn’t let the sale go through. I soon realised that there were loads of others on there, so I spent several days reporting them. It actually seemed to work. I thought I was fighting a loosing battle but they do appear to have gone from the site (or at least last time I checked)
    Since found even more on eBay, & getting them removed takes a lot longer.. and more appear ever day.


    Regards
    Steve
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    If you have a friend that upgrades to every new release, that might be your best source for a used GPU.
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