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I recently upgraded from a Geforce2 Ti video card to a Geforce 4 Ti4200 card. The strange thing is, now I get much higher frame rates in VC than I do in 2D. An example approching O'Hare in geoff's Debonair, in 2D I was getting between 9 & 11 FPS but in VC I was getting between 13 & 15. this is not the exception My VC rates are always higher than 2D view.Chuck

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I noticed something quite similar. It seems the faster the system, the more likely it is that 3D cockpits give better fps than 2D cockpits. When I bought my Ti 4200, I noticed the same thing as well. Now I fly exclusively with the 3D cockpits, which was not the case previously. But I guess it all depends on the specific configuration of FS2002 and what aircraft you are talking about. I would hazard a guess the more complicated the 3D cockpit, and the higher the polygon count, the more likely 2D will still work better.

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The answer is that all 3dD rendering is done by the graphics card, so if you have a slower CPU, a good graphics card will take some of the load off it, which is not the case in 2D view. And yes, a higher polygon count will offset that advantage, as all the polygons will have to be processed before being sent to the graphics card, hence more CPU load.Cheers,Gosta.http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg

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