Question gtx 970 to a 1080

Apr 25, 2020
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currently have an asus G11CD with an intel i5, gta 970 graphics card
and 16gb of memory, looking to upgrade my card to a 1080,
currently playing flight sim 2020 and it isn't the smoothest so my question is,
if i upgrade to a 1080 am i likely to get a more smoother flight? or am i
maybe looking at upgrading the cpu and motherboard?
 

bishopi5

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Yes will be same size as 1080 maybe smaller

That i5 will deffintely bottleneck a 3070 or 1080, especially at 1080p, upgrading your CPU to something decent would be much more beneficial then the jump from a 970 to a 1080, if your using 1080p i feel like you wont see a great deal of performance increase with the 3070 due to your CPU
 
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Yes will be same size as 1080 maybe smaller

That i5 will deffintely bottleneck a 3070 or 1080, especially at 1080p, upgrading your CPU to something decent would be much more beneficial then the jump from a 970 to a 1080, if your using 1080p i feel like you wont see a great deal of performance increase with the 3070 due to your CPU
so would you say to upgrade my cpu to an i5 8400 or higher?
 

faalin

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Sadly for your motherboard you're locked to the Gen 6 and 7 cpus from intel, so the i7- 7700(k) would be the best cpu you could put on that board.

Moving to a 8xxx or 9xxx series Intel cpu would mean you would have to change your motherboard as well.
 

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