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    I am piecing together some older components, as I needed the newer pc for my arcade/MAME cabinet.

    I have a FirePro V8700…very nice card back in the day.  256bit bus with 1GB GDDR5.

    Thoughts on using this card?  From what I am thinking….VPX doesn’t rely heavily on vertex shaders and all the other 3-D gaming requirements, correct?

    Wouldn’t a powerful 2D card or a workstation card like my V8700 be a very good card to use?

    I also thought about Crossfiring 2 V8700’s together…for the heck of it, thus adding more power (but of course, VPX wouldn’t take advantage of all that processing power, since it’s not an app programmed to do so, etc, etc)

    VPX is mostly concerned with CPU and RAM, yes?
    I was hoping to put together a Xenon Quad Core, single or dual Firepro V8700’s, 8-16GB DDR3 Ram.

    What about hard drives?  Would an SSD make any difference when playing tables, or just stick to a decent SATA?

    Any and all comments and replies are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,


    VPX likes a good video card i would say 4gb ram would be min if you want a stutter free playing cab 1GB just is not going to be enough

    Currently playing around with FP to VP conversions. Nothing serious just trying to have fun.


    VPX is video card centric and requires more horsepower than Mame arcade games

    reccomended card is a GTX1050 ti or equivalent for 1080p. the FirePro is underpowered  I have an old gtx 660 and I can’t turn on all of the video bells and whistles in VPX

    go to a 1070ti for a 4K setup

    SSD recommended since you will be nudging/shaking the pinball cabinet. My pin cab is my media server also so I also have 3  traditional Sata hard drives and I have not had any failures. So not mandatory

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