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    Nvidia 1660ti is an excellent card for about $220. I'm running everything at highest settings (minus the motion blur) and it's a steady 60-70 fps. You could get a slightly more powerful AMD card for the same price BUT the problem is it uses twice as much power and the heat is crazy so you need more cooling or it throttles and the drivers suck. At max usage (using hashcat password cracker) it still only uses 110watts compared to the 220watts an rx590 card uses. And it's totally silent to boot.

    I've owned both AMD and Nvidia cards and while AMD can give you more raw power for the same price there are serious tradeoffs like power, hear, and just the generally low quality of the manufacturing. I've never had to return a nvidia card and I've never had driver issues even though I use linux exclusively and linux is like the least supported OS for gaming.

    The gtx1660ti with 6GB of ddr6 RAM for 110 watts at $220 dollars is probably one of the most cost /power/noise efficient cards out there. It is equivalent to a gtx1070 in power and roughly the same as a gtx2060 for most games (most games dont take advantage of gtx2060s newer features)

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    Guys gfx dt help with fps.

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    I just went through this myself recently. I bought the Radeon 5700 XT, thinking it was a great deal. The card itself, was great in regard to performance on Heaven benchmarks for me. When I jumped in the game, the tearing was wretched. I tried rolling back drivers and a few other tricks. It just wasn't playable. The card went back to the seller and I ordered a RTX 2070 Super instead. Yeah, it's $100 more, but NVidia just does drivers better in general. NVidia has their 1660 is around $200 and is a bit faster than the GTX 1060.

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    I am glad I bought my GTX1080 when I did, It is decent with a mid-range i7 860 @ 3.3ghz.

    I would suggest an investment in a good card and not a decent card, something to last you for 3 or more years. If you had to, you could always make payments with some no-interest for a year type credit, I realize this why I am up to my neck in debt because I did this too often but for a one purchase you can get a store card from Newegg or Amazon or even PayPal and make $50.00 payments for a while and you could have the card now and play now an pay later over payments in a year type-thing.

    It could be possible that the experimental beta A18 is just too hard on your CPU and maybe a new video card will not even help that much, who knows, maybe the physics processing of the voxel engine with new added content could really be taxing your CPU. This could be tested by a variety of guys with different specs to find which systems are performing better and which systems are not.

    Sounds like a good topic to start and find out where the problem lies in performance. It would suck for guys to go out and buy the best GPUs just to find out they need a faster CPU instead. I do not want to start a topic on this seeing how I am not going to try A18 and I will stick with A17.4.
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    So I'm running a linux (ubuntu 18.4) desktop with a Ryzen 5 1600x and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, along with that nvidia 1660ti and it's absolutely butter smooth. Before that I had the exact same specs except an nvidia 1050 GPU and I couldnt even run the game at medium settings so I can tell from experience that the GPU made a HUGE difference.

    That being said. This game is very RAM intensive (same with minecraft and other voxel games) and definitely runs better with a CPU that has more cores, like AMD CPU's do. RAM and multiple cores make a huge difference in voxel games. 8GB of ram could definitly be a bottleneck. I cant even run big minecraft modpacks on 8gb and that's way less RAM intensive than this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scyris View Post
    My pc is a i5-7500, 24 gb ram, and a geforce 1070, it seems to be able to do 60 fps at 1080p, with some options disabled like bloom and such, might even be fine with them on I just shut them off as i hate those effects.

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    The gtx 1060 is actually a fairly bad card performance wise, just like the 960 was bad. You want the xx70 or xx80 models. the xx60/50 geforce models are basically budget cards with performance to match.
    I completely disagree. I currently have a GTX 1060 FTW+ 6GB version with a slight overclock beyond the already default overclock and I personally am quite happy with it, running Rise of the Tomb Raider on max settings and pretty much all other games also on max settings (at 1080p). It may be inexpensive now, but it used to be priced at over $450 when it released. I don't know how well it performs with A18 of this game though as I don't have time to try it out. Besides, it's an unstable beta release, so not really interested.

    I do agree with your statement about AMD GPUs not being as good as Nvidia in terms of drivers and whatnot... AMD GPUs just aren't worth the small savings.

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    So do you think 16Gb RAM (DDR 3) is too little, I just upgraded last year and it has a mild overclock @ 1500mhz its 16Gb DDR3 1333 Dual Channel.
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    Man I got a 1070ti, play on medium at 1080p and get great fps. Fiance has a 1060 runs great. My brother has a 1050ti and runs great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odin_the_Mad View Post
    Nvidia 1660ti is an excellent card for about $220. I'm running everything at highest settings (minus the motion blur) and it's a steady 60-70 fps. You could get a slightly more powerful AMD card for the same price BUT the problem is it uses twice as much power and the heat is crazy so you need more cooling or it throttles and the drivers suck. At max usage (using hashcat password cracker) it still only uses 110watts compared to the 220watts an rx590 card uses. And it's totally silent to boot.

    I've owned both AMD and Nvidia cards and while AMD can give you more raw power for the same price there are serious tradeoffs like power, hear, and just the generally low quality of the manufacturing. I've never had to return a nvidia card and I've never had driver issues even though I use linux exclusively and linux is like the least supported OS for gaming.

    The gtx1660ti with 6GB of ddr6 RAM for 110 watts at $220 dollars is probably one of the most cost /power/noise efficient cards out there. It is equivalent to a gtx1070 in power and roughly the same as a gtx2060 for most games (most games dont take advantage of gtx2060s newer features)

    Hope that helps
    This helps, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nauman Marwat View Post
    Guys gfx dt help with fps.
    I've tried this already and it only gives me 5 to 10 FPS but will do more testing with it.

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    I'd suggest waiting, saving up a little more money and buy something in a slightly pricier segment for increased performance and longevity. Incremental upgrades will cost you more in the long run.

    It'll be weeks, if not months, before A18 will become stable (going on past experience). Even people with higher end cards are reporting problems, so there's little guarantee that upgrading your GPU is going to help you. For all we know it's CPUs causing these issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobrpggamer View Post
    So do you think 16Gb RAM (DDR 3) is too little, I just upgraded last year and it has a mild overclock @ 1500mhz its 16Gb DDR3 1333 Dual Channel.
    16GB of ram is more than enough for this game (or any other game)

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    Hopefully they find a solution or good workaround quickly (before stable) as it would suck for all of the great improvements to be overshadowed by an optimization issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    16GB of ram is more than enough for this game (or any other game)
    That's good to know, Thank you.

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    It it an unoptimized experimental in an unoptimized game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laz Man View Post
    Hopefully they find a solution or good workaround quickly (before stable) as it would suck for all of the great improvements to be overshadowed by an optimization issue.
    Ya, all their efforts going towards making the game look good isn't worth it if they lose their player base simply because ppl can't afford to keep upgrading their computers every year. At this point, the system requirements just feels like a blatant lie now. Remember back when the game only needed 512mb of video memory, 4GB of ram and a dual core CPU? Look where it's at now. It's not even remotely close to what it used to be.
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