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  1. Hi Sorata, If you have a fast cpu/dram combo and a GPU with plenty of Dram. 32gb will probably be ok. Why dont you try it, hop on the "through the inferno" Syria server, when it has a few players on. Then use MSI Afterburner to check you Dram and Vram usage. You will know for sure if you need the extra 32gb. I honestly dont know how running it at those speeds will effect it though. Download and install the latest MSI Afterburner and then customise the Overlay display to show "actual" dram and vram usage. Go into settings then monitoring. Check the following "memory usage/process" for both vram and dram. One is near the top of the list the other is down the bottom.
  2. If it is for DCS only and on Win 11. I recently upgraded to 64gb, 3600Mhz C18. I play single and multi player at 4k maxed settings. Going from 32>64gb definitely reduced some stuttering in multiplayer. I don't go near the full 64gb though, maybe touch the high 40's in gb usage at most. However that is rare, must of the time its about 34-38gb in multiplayer.
  3. Yes, yes and yes again. I recently got into multiplayer, noticed the stutters so upgraded to 64gb ddr4. Now here is the interesting bit. I had G.Skill 3200Mhz C14 Samdung B-die. I upgraded to 3600Mhz C18 Micron. I dont think the speed and timing are that essential, the 64gb kit gave smoother gameplay overall. Much much better.
  4. Yeah I agree with Gierasimov on that one. The weak spot is that they up the power delivery limit but dont put quite enough cooling capacity for it. To put that into perspective though, thats measuring it at 100% limit. Even doing an undervolt cap at say 0.950mv-0.980mv which is how I would run a card like that anyway. It should eliminate any worry about these two potential weak spots in Zotacs gpu's.
  5. Its only my personal opinion Beirut. I got to like the MSI Gaming X series and the EVGA FTW series. Always very happy with them. I had a scout around the internet for reviews and I cant find many for the Zotac Trinity edition or the AMP Holo. What I did read seems to show that build quality is ok, there are mentions to power and noise though. That stuff is easily solved with using MSI Afterburner, which I do for all Nvidia cards.
  6. If I may let me make something a little clearer here, the gpu die, the chip itself. That comes from Nvidia or AMD, even they don't produce that. A silicon chip maker like TMSC produces it on mass to Nvidia or AMD's design. This is the point the silicon lottery comes into play. The memory, the GDDR5 or GDDR6 etc etc that is again chosen by Nvidia or AMD, its made by someone like Micron or Samsung. Silicon lottery plays a part here too. The companies like EVGA, Zotac, Asus, Msi and Gigabyte etc etc etc. Like Bitmaster has said, they put it together on the board itself to make the graphics card. They choose the chokes, the VRM's and all the other bits. Guess what they don't make those either, someone else does. These companies choose this stuff to a specification. A specification that AMD and Nvidia has set a minimum as a guide. The specification some one like Zotac might use. Could be a top quality one because they plan to overclock it. On the other side they could choose cheaper parts to produce a cheaper graphics card and be competitive in the market. These are things review sites like "Techpowerup" make reviews about. Then there is the design of the cooler, the quality of the fans or thermal paste etc etc etc. The quality of the cooler and the components that handle the power delivery contribute to the graphics cards overclocking ability. Its not just about the silicon lottery, but, that does play its part. Finally you need to consider how that company handles their warranty, the RMA procedure. Where are you in the world in relation to the company you are buying from. There is a lot to consider. So being picky or choosy about which company you buy you computer component from is completely understandable. To answer the OP to the best of my knowledge. Zotac sits somewhere around the middle in terms of quality for build and components. Check some review websites for the exact model your looking at. Scroll through some Amazon reviews etc etc.
  7. HI Ironman, It is a shared opinion and I observed this comparing directly myself. While there is nothing wrong with AMD cards at all! They have a 256 bit memory bus! The bigger Nvidia 30 series cards cope with resolutions above 2560x1440 a lot lot better, especially if your flying down low. This only applies to DCS, so if your going for 3440x1440. Just take a deep dive into Nvidia vs AMD at high resolutions in DCS. Especially if you like smooth graphics performance at 60fps and above. Looking at data for other games as a guide to DCS is not relevant, I know. I did the same thing, built my system and thought, oh dear.....bummer! To avoid any let down please check.
  8. Hi mate, I've fitted a couple over the years, no complaints so far. I know what you mean though. I usually buy, EVGA, MSI or a Nvidia Founders or AMD Reference. However my choice of MSI and EVGA is often because I prefer the way they look in a windowed case.
  9. HI C3P0, yeah if I remember correctly yours is a very nice setup, is this the one you had built for DCS? Its a pretty normal thing your describing. The way I understand it and I know I dont have the names correct. The general instruction sets get bloated over time, things like regular updates to drivers can cause such problems etc etc. Its a bit of a big job and I would check it out first. In the past if I have noticed it becoming a problem. I have backed up and "reset" Windows while keeping my files. Things like programs and games get wiped so these things need backing up. I usually do this every 12-18 months. However I dont have a lot of programs or games on my system. For some people this is not a practical option. Taking a path like Bitmaster recommended is probably a better place to start though.
  10. Basically what Bitmaster said. You could go with a 5600x CPU then pump as much as you can into a GPU. If you want to use a resolution at 3440x1440. You really want a AMD 6800xt or Nvidia 3080-3030ti. Have a search on Youtube for video's by "PointBlank". As for the CPU something like a 5600x or and Intel 12600k using DDR4 would be just fine for DCS. For the Dram I would recommend 64gb at a speed of 3200Mhz C16 or 3600Mhz C18, seriously both are just fine.
  11. From my own personal experience, for 1440p a 2080, 2080ti, 3070, 3070ti and AMD 6800xt will give pretty much perfect results on 1440p. An AMD 6800xt and a decent 1440p Freesync monitor. You can max it out graphics wise and get a properly butter smooth 60fps. Its almost a perfect combo. I didn't bother mentioning Nvidia 3080 and upwards because those are 4k capable cards, overkill for 1440p.
  12. Really good choice there mate, when you set it up look for the "target framerate control" option under advanced graphics in Radeon. Set if to your desired fps. Then enable Freesync on both the monitor and in Radeon itself. If the option is there make sure you enable the VRR option in Windows. This should allow for you to turn the graphics settings right up and have a very smooth, may I suggest 60fps experience.
  13. OK 4k looks gorgeous in DCS, really gorgeous. Things like the Tpod screen look fantastic. However there is an almighty drawback, thats spotting in a dogfight. I get canned in the multi player servers because I simply cant see the other guy. Also dont underestimate the graphics power required for 4k, it finds the edges of my 3090! thats on water! If you go 4k I would heavily advise you make sure it has Freesync, if you want 32" something like the Viewsonic VX3211 4k 1440p is the simplest solution and the best balance of dogfight spotting and cockpit/terrain visual candy. Again it would benefit from Freesync. Then you have 3440x1440 ultrawide on a 34" panel. The extra wide viewing space is only there if you "zoom out" on the cockpit view. There are some visual guides on here and elsewhere that shoe the problem. Its not a problem either just more of an inconvenience. A monitor is a very personal choice mate. A 32" 1440p Freesync monitor will give you a great DCS experience and be the simplest plug and play option. Its my opinion but a 32" 4k monitor, you wont see to dogfight without the "guide target dots" to help you. I use 4k but its on a 43" TV. Its great I love it but get a cheaper TV like a Hisense or similar for this. Only go for 4k if its on a bigger screen. An ultrawide will look great and probably come with Freesync as standard. You will have to zoom out slightly when the mission has loaded to get the full effect. Unless this has changed in the last year or so from an update to the view options. Ive never done multi monitor as it always seemed like a headache, so cant comment on that.
  14. As the title says I have this DDR4 kit from G.Skill for sale. Its one of the more sought after kits and is Samsung B-die. Its on eBay here, I am open to offers UK only please. G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200Mhz C14 (4x8gb) F4-3200C14Q-32GTTZR | eBay
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