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18 May 2018 04:01

Well I don't know - I haven't done that much research as you. Thanks for the info anyway. All I know is that I only play space-related games. At the moment only two: SE and Elite:Dangerous. Both have recommended hardware specs far lower than my current rig so I am happy and pretty confident that I will be able to enjoy them for many years to come as they evolve.
 
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18 May 2018 08:04

N0B0DY wrote:
Source of the post based on the fact that is has been around much longer compared to the previous generations.


Kind of a silly way of looking at it when you look back in time on GPUs.  

vlad01 wrote:
Source of the post the Ti does have 11GB but I still feel this is still bit low for the money and current market, considering the 4GB I max out on most old applications that hog GPU, SE being one that 100% uses up all vram.


I spent right around $750 for the 1080 Ti, including the step up fee from EVGA.  I don't see how 11GB of VRAM is low in any sense, closest I have come to using all 11GB is running things in 4k and turning off memory optimizations getting right around 9GBs in use.  11GBs of VRAM is an absurdly huge amount still.

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Source of the post The next gen is rumored to be 16GB which I would now consider a descent for the money spent and generally good for years into the future. the 980 basically didn't have enough when it was new.


Rumored, but given what the specs suggest this is unlikely.  Currently there is a price spike in the cost of memory module chips for GPUs, means VRAM and RAM prices are going to be much higher, and given that the next series is supposedly GDDR6 this implies a newer tech which also increases price.  If the leaked MSRP of $699 is to be trusted like any of the other leaks, then most likely they will continue to be 8GB cards and still be minimal performance gains over the last series.  At best, given the 10 to 15fps higher leaks over the 1080 Ti, you can see a $700 GPU that will have 8GBs to 10GBs of VRAM, same clock speeds, and a new dye shrink still using a GT104 class GPU.

Basically, the 1080 Ti was a worthwhile upgrade from a 980 Ti for almost twice the memory and the performance of having SLI 980 Ti in one GPU, give or take a few frames.



The next series on the other hand, well the lower end cards going off the leaks, are less of a gain from a 980 Ti to a 1080 than a 980 Ti to a 1080 Ti.  So as always I will be waiting for the 1180 Ti in hopes that will offer another 50% increase in performance.



vlad01, upgrading a 980 to a 1080 would be a massive jump in performance, but going from a 980 to a 1080 Ti would also be a huge increase.

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Source of the post So that leads me to say with this card the 1080Ti although nice, isn't as a big jump as I would like to be worth upgrading.


When it comes to computer hardware there are a few factors, the big ones being increase in performance vs price of the hardware. In 2015 I spent close to $800 on the 980 Ti, the price to performance ratio compared to my previous 760 4GB was not worth it. Last year I spent $750, less than the 980 Ti, and had over 50% gains in many programs and games on the 1080 Ti. That is in the territory of a worthwhile upgrade.
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19 May 2018 02:27

I'm considering the same, maybe going for the "1180 Ti".  Yeah the leaked specs are certainly just mainstream GPUs

Price generally hasn't been an issue so I get what ever gets me 80-90% of the top product in performance while not spending double or whatever the premium for best of best, eg. Titan in my eyes is a waste of cash where the Ti as good practically for way less.

I always want at least 75% -100% improvement before I buy.  My mate and also my nephew both have 1080 and I honestly noticed stuff all difference and that's with FX cpu verse skylake/kabylake on theirs so it should be more noticeable. I suppose it could be the games they play vs what I use my PC for, I don't see much of their games over 100fps, mostly around 60-70.


CPU wise yeah definitely been inching for an upgrade but I don't want to do that until the GPUs are well and truly ahead of mine.

All my previous upgrades usually saw 200+ % improvements with 4 year cycles, but the last one prior to my old PC was more like 8 years due to the lack of anything good, hardware and software wise.

I still think 11GB is only just enough in terms when it was offered and compared to the competition. Radeon were offering 8GB like 3-4 years ago. 16GB should of been a standard thing on something like the 1080 Ti by now. you can never have too much vram as it pays off later down the track, especially for the premium high end cards which stay in service a long time, a serious issue demonstrated by maxwell GPUs and their anemic vram capacity. Still a very fast capable GPU but now choked by the small vram. As soon as I had my 980 I found I was choking it only 1 year later by filling the vram 100% causing hiccups and slow texture loading .

I would hate for the same thing with the Ti. Back in the day, applications vs vram capacity rarely saw more than 25-50% usage. Now days its much closer to the ceiling.  I feel that this is only applicable to nvidia and AMD had always lead the vram capacity front, at least in the last 5-10 years anyway. Just annoying considering they have had the much faster GPU in graphics for some years now and they don't bother throwing in some extra ram.
 
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19 May 2018 02:50

N0B0DY wrote:
Source of the post But I have a feeling that the 10 series was not released in 2015. Sorry I can't recall exactly when the pascal was introduced to the market.

Pascal was introduced in 2016, with the high-end cards coming out in 2017.
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20 May 2018 09:40

vlad01, I do agree, we should be at around 16GBs by now.  The biggest issue currently is demand and price for those memory modules.  We'll probably see 16 and 32GB GPUs by at least 2020, hopefully.
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23 May 2018 04:38

Well technically they are now if you count the AMD Firepro, Radeon pro? and nVidia Quadro cards.

I had a look at some of the Quadro cards and 24 and 32GB is standard on the higher end models. Same sort of specs for Radeon Pro cards too.

Back in the day, pro and consumer versions didn't really differ in specs except pro had different drivers for rendering/productivity in mind and much higher quality GPU and memory binning for highest reliability and lower consumption.  Now days its a big divide, pro gets best, consumers get the left over scraps and failed pro parts lol.

Just take a look at Quadro GV100,  holy ***! need one of those please.  Titan V is based on this card with half the memory and lower binned (yet still high binned for consumer) silicon.

I have a what is now considered a vintage Quardo card at home to see if I could soft mod to work as a 6800 Ultra as my genuine one is faulty. I managed to make it work with full Ultra geforce specs and then some and then some again and then some again!.

Damn thing overclocks like a monster!  managed to get not only the ultra OC specs but the very rare Ultra OC extreme specs and not only that, managed that on the stock quadro core voltage of 1.3 which is lower than the vanilla ultra at 1.4v and supposedly 1.5v of the OC extreme edition.

The quadro ran at 375Mhz  and 1000Mhz RAM. Now it runs rock solid at 450Mhz and 1200Mz.  20% OC on both is extremely impressive for one of these, proving the point the quadros got cream of the crop silicon.  For the price of around 2500USD when new you'd damn want to be sure it was the best quality. 

As for what I said about the older pro vs consumer. This quadro is the same as the consumer geforce but with slower clocks, some disabled shaders, lower voltage.   It featured the exact same board, GPU and memory but were the highest binned silicon, assuming for max long term reliability which I gather from the drivers 307.xx of 2013 supporting an AGP card of 2003 and also in x64 os support. That it ts self tells me nvidia planned to support these way longer than the geforce AGP variant which was dropped many years prior.
 
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15 Jun 2018 22:56

Anyone tested vega vs something like a 1080 or Ti on SE?

Just curious if the performance is compatible to get an idea of options on the current and near future releases of cards.
 
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20 Jun 2018 06:30

[quote="HarbingerDawn"]After 2 years of delays, I finally got around to completing my new computer. This is my second personal PC build, and my fourth build overall. CPU, mobo, and RAM are new, PSU, GPU, and system SSD I purchased for this build but have been using for a while with my old one. Everything else is carried over from my previous setup.

I'll update the list below over the coming years to keep it accurate, like I did on the old forum.

[b]Rig:[/b]
[list]
[*]Cooler Master Scout 2 Advanced ATX mid tower case
[*]ASUS Prime X370-PRO motherboard
[*]AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (OC to 3.8 GHz)
[*]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
[*]32 GB G.Skill DDR4-2400 RAM
[*]GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 6144 MB VRAM
[*]250 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD (with Windows 7)
[*]500 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
[*]320 GB WD Caviar Blue HDD (with Linux Mint)
[*]1 TB WD Caviar Black HDD
[*]1 TB WD Black HDD
[*]3 TB WD Blue HDD
[*]ASUS DVD-RW/DL
[*]Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe sound card
[*]EVGA Supernova G2 650W PSU
[*]Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (primary OS)
[*]Linux Mint 18.1 x64 Cinnamon Edition (secondary OS)[/list]
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I have a question, how much does this PC cost? How much did you pay?
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