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Gaming Rig Upgrade

Tron4949

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My rig can't handle the new game even on one monitor, I was already struggling with low frame rates on the lowest settings in 2016, anyone else having this problem?  I've decided to bite the bullet and build a new rig but I am stuck on the video card (any other weak points here? is this totally necessary or would an upgrade on my old rig suffice?), any pointers would be greatly appreciated.  I want something that will support this game with 3 monitors, would like VR capable - I'm thinking Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 for the GPU, I can't find one though.  What other 1080s are up to spec without problems?

Purchased For New Rig:
CPU: i7 7700k
CPU Fan: CPU Fan: DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Cooler
RAM: Corsair 16GB
Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Killer SLI
PSU: Seasonic 1000w
HD: Samsung 250GB 850 EVO SSD

Not Yet Purchased For New Rig:
GPU: TBD

Current RIG:
CPU: AMD FX 6350 6 Core 3.9 Ghz
RAM: Ripsaw (something) 8 GB
Motherboard: 990 FXA UD5
PSU: Seasonic 1000w
HD: Transcend 125 GB SSD
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB OC Edition (X2 but removed second, degraded performance if anything)
 

Zephyr

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I personally have not had any performance problems at all on the new game. Im running it on max settings and getting a higher FPS than i did for F1 2016. It might just be better optimized than the last game for certain cards.

For anyone that will ask i have,
CPU: i7-4790K
GPU: ASUS Nvidia GTX 1070
RAM: Corsair 16GB

In terms of what 1080 to get, i know ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, or MSI are all good. It really depends on what price you want and what features. They are pretty similar so its hard to recommend a specific one
 

Tron4949

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are you on one or three monitors? Price...as low as possible, I'm looking at a $1500 build if I go with a $600 card...but I want it to last and work well so I'm a bit flexible.
 

Zephyr

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im only on one 144Hz monitor. i was just saying that i have not had decreased performance in the new game, actually the opposite.

For 3 monitors u would probably need at least a 1080. You might want to ask someone who uses 3 about that. Everything else in your rig looks good enough to easily run the game.

If i was to recommend a single card, maybe this one.

https://smile.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-STRIX-Graphics-STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING/dp/B01K5F8MJK/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1503967090&sr=1-5&keywords=gtx%2B1080&th=1

 I would ask some other people as well because i dont know if its powerful enough for 3 monitors or not. Im not really experienced in that field
 

DEADZERO

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I would say go for a EVGA card but that's a personal bias since I have one. To me, I've noticed it run cooler than most overclock releases. Also, in a review, I heard that 3 screen looks a little stretched in F1 2017 but it's all preference. An alternative is having an extra wide curved monitor, less demanding on your GPU with a possibility of input lag unless you get a tournament grade monitor. Another alternative is to get 980ti SLI since your motherboard can support that. It'll be less taxing for 3 monitors.

I run these specs and get 70-90 FPS at Ultra+ in dry and heavy rain. Lowest FPS is in heavy rain at the first turn when cars damage each other. In the worst case, 40fps.

i7 4770k
Nvidia GTX EVGA 970
8GB ram
Computer is about 5+ years old only upgraded the GPU 2 years ago since I first built my computer.

Also, if you don't have it, get MSI Afterburner. Best app to protect and monitor your hardware.

EDIT: Also just to point out, I have no knowledge of AMD, I don't know how to compare them to Intel/Nvidia. Intel and Nvidia have never failed me before (except for the GeForce 8600 GT I had a decade ago)
 

piboye

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Tron4949 said:
My rig can't handle the new game even on one monitor, I was already struggling with low frame rates on the lowest settings in 2016, anyone else having this problem? 

I've also noticed performance issues on my machine with a GeForce GTX 745 graphics card.  The frame rate isn't particularly high, but the worst is when there is stutter.  It doesn't happen often, but could be problematic if it happens during the race.  I think there might be a driver update for the game that I will probably do this evening.  But I may need to get a graphics card update too.
 

nickthequick

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Does this game even have real triple monitor support or does it stretch the image?
 

LAcadien

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i have better graphic performance with 2017 than 2016 with the same rig

AMD FX-8320E
16Gb DDR3-1866
RX 470 4gb
240gb SSD

I run everything @max and and i have my 60fps.
 

Zephyr

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LAcadien said:
i have better graphic performance with 2017 than 2016 with the same rig

AMD FX-8320E
16Gb DDR3-1866
RX 470 4gb
240gb SSD

I run everything @max and and i have my 60fps.

As i said above, i also have increased performance in 2017. Im getting 150 fps on ultra in this game while i would only get around 120-130 on ultra in F1 2016
 

iceman153

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I'm on 3 screens (5760x1200) and a 980 is enough to play the game on high, I do see the frame rate drop below 60 on the odd occation.  I'd still recommend a 1080 tho if you can afford it.  The 980 also works great with VR, which I am bummed F1 2017 doesn't have...

Also triple monitor support is the best of any codies F1 game so far, the menu's finally don't look stretched in the garage  :shock:
 

Tron4949

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even over one of these two?

NVIDIA - Founders Edition GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD
 

DEADZERO

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I know nothing about them so I can't give you a proper answer. I do research for my own need and once I get it, I stop keeping track of other products that come out.
 

nickthequick

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Tron is getting ready to take to WDC! Pulling out all the stops!
 

Tron4949

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nickthequick said:
Tron is getting ready to take to WDC!  Pulling out all the stops!

I just really needed something I could play on without having all the graphics set as low as possible while still getting 24-30 FPS, and I've REALLY wanted to play with multiple monitors so I'm hoping for both - unfortunately computer components won't make me a faster driver, but I'll do my best ;)
 

nickthequick

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With all joking aside when you get above those frame rates you will definitely be more consistent and faster!
 
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