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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 3:53 AM DefaultNvidia 1060 for Sims 3 #1
LaylaRox
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Hello, yes I'm still hunting for graphics cards.

I have an AMD 7700, 2gb. Sims 3 runs horribly on it, even at 60 fps. It's so laggy and slow.

Originally I was thinking of getting a Nvidia 970, but it's more expensive than the 6gb Nvidia 1060 - which is $430.
My processor is: AMD FX-4130, 2.8 ghz. I have 16gb of RAM.
Is it too overpowered for Sims 3 at high settings?
Old 3rd Sep 2016, 5:59 AM #2
ajaxsirius
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The GTX 1060 comes out in two versions, a version with 3GB of Video RAM, and a version with 6GB of VRAM. The 6GB is slightly more powerful than the 3GB version, but the 3GB should still be good for the sims 3 and its slightly cheaper.

There's also the RX 480. That card also comes in two versions, one with 8GB of VRAM and one with 4GB I believe.

Checkout the prices of the RX 480 4GB and the GTX 1060 3GB.
Old 3rd Sep 2016, 7:27 AM #3
LaylaRox
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ajaxsirius
The GTX 1060 comes out in two versions, a version with 3GB of Video RAM, and a version with 6GB of VRAM. The 6GB is slightly more powerful than the 3GB version, but the 3GB should still be good for the sims 3 and its slightly cheaper.

There's also the RX 480. That card also comes in two versions, one with 8GB of VRAM and one with 4GB I believe.

Checkout the prices of the RX 480 4GB and the GTX 1060 3GB.


Thanks for helping me (once again)! I was thinking of getting the 6gb, which is $430, but the games I mainly play are Sims 2, Sims 3 and Skyrim. Would it be too powerful for TS3?

The 480 is $350-$400, and the 3gb 1060 is also $350.
Old 3rd Sep 2016, 11:49 AM #4
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Thanks for helping me (once again)! I was thinking of getting the 6gb, which is $430, but the games I mainly play are Sims 2, Sims 3 and Skyrim. Would it be too powerful for TS3?

The 480 is $350-$400, and the 3gb 1060 is also $350.
It's not *too* powerful, but it is more powerful. The thing is that it's 80 AUD more, and I'm not convinced that it's worth those extra $80.
 


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