Advice on upgrade for better FS 17 performance

hockeymanvt
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Advice on upgrade for better FS 17 performance

Post by hockeymanvt » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:43 pm

I have an older Dell XPS8700 and a AMD Radeon HD 7500 video card. I am generally satisfied with it and FS 17 but I notice that there is a delay in the rendering of various graphic details. Any ideas if this is underpowered for FS -17 and where I might replace or upgrade the hardware. New to gaming if you can't tell.

Edit don_apple: topic moved to FS17 section.

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Smith Modding
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Re: Advice on upgrade for better FS 17 performance

Post by Smith Modding » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:12 am

Yeah you’re definitely gonna want to upgrade your graphics card, I’m kinda surprised you can run it at all.
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Re: Advice on upgrade for better FS 17 performance

Post by Rbk_3 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:32 am

Looking at the specs of that model, I would throw a GTX 1050 ti in there and you'll have a very solid PC for Farm Sim. If it has an i7 4770 as my google search suggests, that's still a very good processor. If you can afford it, a GTX 1060 6GB would be even better, with nearly twice as fast as the 1050ti with 6GB of Vram which is ideal for lots of mods.

A 1060 is about 16x faster than what you currently have.
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/N ... 639vsm8602


You motherboard should have a slot for the card, then just plug it into the power supply, install the drivers and you'll be good to go.

In the US you can find a new 1060 6GB for as low as $220 or a 1050 ti 4GB for $150.
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Re: Advice on upgrade for better FS 17 performance

Post by hockeymanvt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks ! My video card just crashed after 2 hours of farming. I had saved it only after 1 hour.... grrrr lesson learned .... again ;-) Your advice about specific cards that would work well with my machine is just what I needed. I will order one of them today.

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