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hello everybody!yesterday i decided to change my old ''gigabyte geforce 7900gt'' graphics card.i bought and install a new ''gainward bliss 9800gtx'' but the graphics of fsx are still low.isn't strange?please help!

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FSX performance is limited by the CPU not the graphics card, in contrast to conventional games like Crysis. See Toms Hardware charts for a comparison of FSX performance with different video cards.http://www.tomshardware.comCheers,Noel.

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>hello everybody!>>yesterday i decided to change my old ''gigabyte geforce>7900gt'' graphics card.>i bought and install a new ''gainward bliss 9800gtx'' but the>graphics of fsx are still low.>isn't strange?>>please help!I'm not surprised. As the previous poster has stated your graphics performance is going to be limited by what your CPU can throw at the graphics card. I changed an 8800GTX running 4 monitors really well(3 through a TH2Go) for a 9800GTX and I got worse FPS, blurries and stutters. The 8800 went straight back in. FS requires bandwidth above 3D processing power (it still needs decent 3D). All flying is smooth and gradual (usually) and requires a great deal of visual depth.. it's not like a 'shoot-em-up' where you're making sudden changes of direction and 3D processing power requirement is huge.The 7900GT is a good card with a decent bandwitdth, it's probably well matched to your CPU. What are your system specs?regardsJim

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>hello everybody!>>yesterday i decided to change my old ''gigabyte geforce>7900gt'' graphics card.>i bought and install a new ''gainward bliss 9800gtx'' but the>graphics of fsx are still low.>isn't strange?>>please help!I went from a 7950 GX2 to a 9800 GTX OCXE and it made a difference for sure. No blurries either. I think the drivers make the biggest difference. I average around 47 fps on the ground at KPHL depending upon the aircraft I am using.

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Prior to installing your new card did you uninstall the drivers for your old card?Then grab the latest drivers, or ones you prefer, download nHancer, and set up an FSX profile and crank the AA and AFhttp://www.nhancer.com/

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I use a 9800gtx2 with nvidia drivers 175.16, nHancer, FSX.cfg with these lines:[Display]TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=90UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0WideViewAspect=True[TERRAIN]LOD_RADIUS=6.00000TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=4500TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=2500[bUFFERPOOLS]PoolSize=12000000My CPU is Core2Duo E6600, Vista32 and 4Go RAM.http://www.valabre.com/imgs/2008-6-6_22-40-23-169.jpghttp://www.valabre.com/imgs/2008-6-6_22-39-12-577.jpghttp://www.valabre.com/imgs/2008-6-7_22-44-5-603.jpghttp://www.valabre.com/imgs/pas_glop-2.jpg

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eriktu, what scenery is that last picture? It looks like it was taken from Google Earth.

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.. you're not set up right: ryanbatcund has the correct answer:-

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wow, that's amazing!! Is that the france scenery too? Now what do you mean by "properly installed?"

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Well I can't get FSX in game AA working as well as nHancer does....Just varies from system to system

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i use an athlon 64x2 3800 2ghz and 3gb ddr2 ram

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yes!that was the first thing i did.i installed the latest drivers from ganward site.

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>FSX performance is limited by the CPU not the graphics card,>in contrast to conventional games like Crysis. >>See Toms Hardware charts for a comparison of FSX performance>with different video cards.>The latest PC Pilot summer issue tells another story in their article over graphics cards. For example they write that they didn't include any 7000 series card in the test since FSX is very GPU dependent abd a 79 card would not be worthwhile. They state that the bottleneck for FSX has shifted towards the graphics card with the release of SP1 for FSX. They conclude that a 7900GTX gives significant hit on framerates and that 9800GTX performed significantly better compared to 8800GTX. Their speedtest also supported these conclusions with significant differences in FPS between 9800GTX 8800GTX 8800GT 7900GTX.

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With my system, please see the specs below, would I benefit much by upgrading to the 9800GTX? In particular, would performance increase and/or the sharpness of the textures with less 'blurries'?The 9800 GTX is on sale now at Freys amd I am getting the bug!Thanks a lot,

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I just dropped back from a 9800GTX to a 8800GT. I'm still lookin', but so far I can't tell any difference at all.

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>I just dropped back from a 9800GTX to a 8800GT. I'm still>lookin', but so far I can't tell any difference at all. I'm somewhat surprised over that. What is your system? Are you talking about FSX?

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FS9 and FSX. Same frames and scenery load dynamic. Those extra 12 SPs didn't make a bit of difference. Before it went, I O/Ced the 9800GTX to ~ 780Mhz and couldn't see any difference there either. The 98 (ran) and the 88 (runs) ~ 700Mhz, so it's just about those extra SPs . . . and they did Nada. It appears that even an extra 128 SPs (aka the GTX280) aren't making any difference either. The 88 is all the Vcard FS needs. We really need a multi-threaded capable engine. Vcard's aren't gonna do it.

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>The 88 is all the Vcard FS needs. We really need a>multi-threaded capable engine. Vcard's aren't gonna do it. I

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Last year my curiosity got the better of me, too, and I bought the same EVGA ultra card that I see you have already got. I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement on my 8800GTS.I hope you'll let the rest of us know what difference you notice with your GTX280 when it arrives.Tim

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Never mind 9800 to 8800, I barely saw any improvement in FSX going from a 7900 to an 8800. When I see posts saying they get 2x FPS with a new video card, I just laugh and think they must be checking it out in the middle of nowhere looking straight up and not where the boost is really needed - in complex scenarios, heavy weather and lots of AI. In my experience, the latest and greatest video cards make neglible to minimal improvement in these areas.Gary

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>Never mind 9800 to 8800, I barely saw any improvement in FSX>going from a 7900 to an 8800. LOL,I

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