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#1 OFFLINE   raymac46

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:54 AM

With Nvidia now selling a range of their newest RTX 20XX (Turing) cards, the last generation of Pascal GPUs is now trailing edge tech.
That hasn't stopped me from enjoying my new GTX 1060 that I got a few weeks ago.
I replaced a previous gen GTX 950 in the desktop I use to play my train sims and the new graphics card has really improved performance. Some routes on the sims really overwhelmed the GTX 950, but the GTX 1060 handles them easily. It is not bottlenecking my old but still pretty good i5 CPU. The 1060 isn't any more power hungry than the 950, and it uses the same 6 pin PCI-e cable from the power supply.
For some time in the past when I booted the desktop, I heard some thumping and whining that eventually settled down. This was coming from the fan of the older GPU. Now when I start things up there's no noise at all. Bonus!
I don't mind being a bit behind the curve as the rest of the hardware is pretty much trailing edge. I don't need ray tracing for the older train sim games either. Things worked out well with the 1060. I'm happy.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:09 AM

Nice. When I can afford it, I plan on moving to a GTX 1080 but my 970 is still performing like a champ (even with six monitors and 4k gaming).
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:29 AM

I still plod along with a GT 730. Then again, I'm no gamer..... :teehee:

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:48 AM

View Postmlangdn, on 09 February 2019 - 11:29 AM, said:

I still plod along with a GT 730. Then again, I'm no gamer..... :teehee:

I do not game much but I need something that can push my array of monitors B)
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:45 PM

The Sandy Bridge i5 in my desktop is old but still works well. Its integrated graphics are very poor so you need a graphics card even for basic computing. I've had some sort of discrete GPU in the desktop since 2013.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:14 AM

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I plan on moving to a GTX 1080
Might be a good move if prices decline a bit more. The RTX cards have ray tracing support that a lot of games don't offer yet and the traditional game performance isn't all that much better than you'll get with Pascal. The GTX 10XX cards look like they'll have the sweet spot between price and performance for a while.
Nvidia may be coming out with a line of non-ray tracing cards with the Turing chip.
https://www.techrada...rce-gtx-1660-ti
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:09 AM

Hello,

I just got a GTX 1070 Ti myself during last season's holiday specials.  I am not much of a gamer these days, and it certainly hasn't improved my gaming, but at least everything looks prettier at a higher resolution.

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