Graphics card (GPU) for XPlane and new Microsoft flight sim

I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard and I have just upgraded the CPU to a intel core i7 x990 which shows as 3.47Ghz with 12 cores and upgrading the RAM to 24Gb DDR3 1600Mhz.

I currently have 2 x Nvidia GeForce GT 610 graphic cards installed and I am running Win 10.

I can’t run XPlane at more than about 7FPS and I want to be able to run the new Microsoft flight sim when released.

Would new (secondhand) upgraded graphics cards improve frame rate or am I flogging a dead horse.

I read that X-Plane 11 X-Plane 11 Recommended Requirements are:
CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K at 3.5 ghz or faster
RAM: 16 GB
OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10, 64-bit
VIDEO CARD: DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD w/4 GB VRAM
PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
SOUND CARD: Default
FREE DISK SPACE: 20 GB
DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4 GB

 

This Nvidia GeForce GT 610 card you have  comes with this specs:

CUDA Cores 48
Base Clock 810
Boost Clock 1620
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 6.5
Memory Clock 1.8 Gbps
Standard Memory Config 1024MB
Memory Interface
DDR3 64-bit 14.4 (GB/sec)
OpenGL 4.2
Bus Support PCI Express 2.0
Supported Technologies
DirectX 11, CUDA, PhysX

 

 

You should have a look at these DirectX 12 compatible cards:

TITAN X
GEFORCE RTX 20 SERIES LAPTOP
GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti
GEFORCE RTX 2080 SUPER
GEFORCE RTX 2080
GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER
GEFORCE RTX 2070
GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER
GEFORCE RTX 2060

 

 

New  Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Requirments I found:

I hope this helps.

 

 

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