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Hi all,

I am planning to upgrade my son comupter to something enjoyable and able to be preserved for some time. Right now he is using an 7 years old AMD 6000+ (2x3GHz) with a pair of Nvidia 270GTX video's. He is playing various stuff and lately I made his entry on DCS World. Of course, while we are able to play together it is obvious that computer limitations draw us back. As for your info, he will be 9 years old in August.

 

So, I have decided to upgrade his rig somehow. Not planned a budget yet, but don't want to go to moon with it.

General terms, there will be an i5 K version with a decent MB and most probably 16GB. BTW new Z97 series are looking very promising and their price also.

 

My dilema now is related to video. I know what DCS enjoy better, I know AMD/ATI drivers issues and their latest catch up with 14.6 driver version, and I also read on internet reviews where an R290 is simply astonishing. Maybe for now the old DCS engine will not get all R290 advantages, but I really hope EDGE will do.

 

So, chossing between R290 and 770GTX what will you choose ? No plannig to go to crossfire or SLI.

Romanian Community for DCS World

HW Specs: i7-8700K@5GHz,ASUS Maximus X Hero, 32GB RAM 3000MHz, MSI Nvidia GTX 1080TI watercooled, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Intel/Samsung M.2 , VKB MCG Pro + Virpil Throttle + Leo Bodnar BU0836(A and X), MFG Crosswind, Logitech G13, TrackIR 5, Oculus Rift S, Stream Deck

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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero, i7-6700K, Noctua NH-D14 Cooler, Crucial 32GB DDR4 2133, Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 256GB, Samsung EVO 250GB & 500GB SSD, 2TB Caviar Black, Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme 8GB, Corsair HX1000i, Phillips BDM4065UC 40" 4k monitor, VX2258 TouchScreen, TIR 5 w/ProClip, TM Warthog, VKB Gladiator Pro, Saitek X56, et. al., MFG Crosswind Pedals #1199, VolairSim Pit, Rift CV1 :thumbup:

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770. Im still running the old 570 and runs dcs ok but looking to get the 770 next.

I'm right there with you !!!

My Specs. below



 

ASUS TUF Z390 Pro Gaming

I5 9600K@4.5 Ghz.







32 Gb. G. Skill Rip Jaw V DDR4 @ 3200

MSI Gaming 1070 TI

Samsung 970 EVO+ NVME Pcie 500GB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD

OCZ 120GB vertex 2 SSD

Win10 64 Pro

TM Warthog

TM Cougar

Samsuny Odyssey +

CH Pro Pedals

ASUS 32" 2560X1440 Main

Samsung 23" LED/LCD 1920X1080

Corsair TX 850W

Corsair H100i GTX

HAF 932

 





 



 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I am coming back with some updates.

 

First I would like to thank you for your recomandations above. After some more reserches I finally decide to R9 290 because:

- price comparable with 770 4Gb

- performance rating on par with 780, meaning slightly better then 770

- 4Gb memory, better then 780

- 384bits , better then 256bits nvidia

- power consumption on limit of the already existant power supply.

 

Final rig is an I5 @4GHz, 16Gb ram , MSI gaming 3 mobo.

 

So, now it becames very interesting results comparision with my rig in signature, which is a bit more powerfull, running @4.4GHz:

- image quality is visible better on Nvidia, when it comes to lightnings. All other details are the same

- FPS are also on par. We compared them flying same plane in formation runnig a third machine as server.

- average FPS (stuttering) a bit more better on nvidia rig... but with good reasons

 

Setttngs are all on max on both computers, running only one screen full hd, same mods on both also for textures, clouds etc. Single difference on my rig i am using distant view mode on highest (not extreme) distance and the other one only on high.

 

So, as general results this configuration is runnig very well for its value and I have good expectations for EDGE too. AMD and DX11 are known to work fine together.

Romanian Community for DCS World

HW Specs: i7-8700K@5GHz,ASUS Maximus X Hero, 32GB RAM 3000MHz, MSI Nvidia GTX 1080TI watercooled, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Intel/Samsung M.2 , VKB MCG Pro + Virpil Throttle + Leo Bodnar BU0836(A and X), MFG Crosswind, Logitech G13, TrackIR 5, Oculus Rift S, Stream Deck

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770. Im still running the old 570 and runs dcs ok but looking to get the 770 next.

you gonna see a very good boost with this card because of your old 570

i replace the gtx 580 for 770 and i can fly much smoother now for sure

i didn't want to spend a fortune for the 780

and im looking forward perchaps for the 900 series

even though theres no need to have the best gpu in the world to fly DCS

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- 384bits , better then 256bits nvidia

 

R9-290 is 512 Bit, which really shines in higher than 1080p resolutions and multiple screens.

Windows 10 Pro, Ryzen 2700X @ 4.6Ghz, 32GB DDR4-3200 GSkill,

X470 Taichi Ultimate, R7970 Lightning @ 1.2 / 6 GHz Memory

3x ASUS VS248HP + Oculus HMD, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS + MFDs

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Thank you for correction Skatezilla. I was thinking to my former boards... indeed 512 bits for R9... and as you said this really count on general performance.

Romanian Community for DCS World

HW Specs: i7-8700K@5GHz,ASUS Maximus X Hero, 32GB RAM 3000MHz, MSI Nvidia GTX 1080TI watercooled, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Intel/Samsung M.2 , VKB MCG Pro + Virpil Throttle + Leo Bodnar BU0836(A and X), MFG Crosswind, Logitech G13, TrackIR 5, Oculus Rift S, Stream Deck

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