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Upgrading the major components (Resolved)


Best Answer GhostLoad , 05 December 2015 - 08:59 PM

Just an update, it's performing pretty well so far.  I used 3DMark 11 to benchmark the before & after, and I went from about a X9000 rating (5% better than all others tested) to approx X52... Go to the full post »


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I think you will be pleased with it.

Please let us know how it performs. 


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Thanks, I'm hoping so as well.  The deal was pretty good, right?  I'm always worried I overpay for things, or don't get the best bargain I can find lol.


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✓  Best Answer

Just an update, it's performing pretty well so far.  I used 3DMark 11 to benchmark the before & after, and I went from about a X9000 rating (5% better than all others tested) to approx X5200 (65% better than all others tested).  In Fallout 4 I was previously running on medium settings at around 14FPS, and now I'm on full ultra settings at around 60FPS.  :)

Thanks to everyone for all the help and advice!  I hope this GTX 970 SSC rocks out with me for many years to come.


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Gday.

Left it a couple of days, just in case you had any hiccups.   They are great results, pleased you are happy with the card.

I will mark the topic as resolved.   Thanks for updating, it helps other members looking for a similar solution.

 

You are most welcome :thumbsup: 


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No problem, thanks for all the help.  Is there anything else I can do to get a bit more performance out of her?  I'm guessing an SSD for my OS and the couple games I'm playing?


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Your welcome :thumbsup: .

Actual good reviews about SSDs and gaming, with benchmarks, is quite hard to find, this is a good effort and I can't argue with the conclusion.

https://www.lotro.co...USB-2-0-and-3-0

From what I have gleamed, a SSD will make very little difference to fps when gaming, possible 1 to 2 fps.   Where you will gain is total better response on the computer and load times.

" Load times on PC are the best if you have an SSD

Although there are no loading screens when travelling around the wasteland, enter any building or other structure and you're pulled out of the game to load the area. During our playthrough on a PC, and both consoles, the PC had the shortest loading times. With the game installed on a solid state drive we had to wait for around 7 to 8 seconds, which is not bad at all. On a regular, 7200rpm 2TB HDD it was just as bad as what we faced on the PS4 and Xbox One, around 27 to 30 seconds. If you want to skip past those long load screens, a PC with an SSD is clearly the way to go."   source, > http://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/features/fallout-4-on-pc-ps-4-or-xbox-one-we-help-you-decide-767098 

 

If your CPU is not bottlenecking the GPU, below 100% usage, and you are getting close to 60 fps on a 60Hz display, I think your getting about the best you can.

Any glitches in a game, may need to have A/some setttings dialed back.   For that you will need to use a forum for that specific game.

 

Couple of links.

http://www.gamersnex...ures/game-bench

http://www.eurogamer.net/


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How do I know if my CPU is bottlenecking the new card?  It's an i5-2500k by the way.


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Look through this guide, > http://www.maximumpc...cs-card/#page-1

Search for bottlenecking + MSI Afterburner and EVGA precision 

Depending on results, This may help, > http://www.coderbag....Parking-Utility


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