Graphics Card (GPU)

Gaming Performance

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X (12 GB)
    95%
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB)
    85%
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB)
    77%
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 (2 GB)
    60%

Effective Performance (Flight Simulator X) 1920 x 1200, AA, AF

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X (12 GB)
    95%
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB)
    95%
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB)
    92%
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 (2 GB)
    85%

FSX Performance

Only up to 25% of your total frame rate is generated from your graphics engine. We recommend the Nvidia GTX 980 (4 GB) graphics card for best performance now and keeping your rig ready for future.

Multi-GPU Impact on FSX and Prepar3D

Our testing has proved that SLI and Crossfire graphics will only decrease the overall performance in FSX. The new 900 series cards have the ability to run 3 monitors from a single card either individually or spanned (TH2GO effect) The GTX 970 and 980 are strongly recommended for muli-display simming. [Update] P3D now includes multi-GPU support.

Prepar3D Performance

Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D is significantly more reliant on the graphics engine than FSX. Preapr3D, in updating their coding, have moved a lot of the workload from the CPU to the graphics card. In testing, this has been most beneficial to complex add on aircraft. The CPU can now dedicate itself more toward the simulation resulting in smoother flight in complex aircraft.

Advanced Display Performance

In the testing lab, Jetline has tested performance in both FSX and Prepar3D with many different monitor/TV/projector setups. Everything from a single standard monitor to multiple large-scale TV’s to ultra sharp and 4K resolution displays have been tested and compared. In Prepar3D especially, it is extremely important to get the best graphics card possible with multiple monitors or extreme resolutions.

In one test we compared a 3-screen visual using Prepar3D with the GTX 770 versus the newer GTX 970. Using the same settings in the same system we observed over 30 frames/second better performance with the GTX 970.