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New Graphics Card For Fsx?

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My system specs are as below. I can run FSX ok without autogen and get very good frame rates (30-60) but with SP2 installed, panning around the cockpit is jerky. I'm guessing that an upgrade from my lowly nvidia 6800 would help. Has anyone any recommendations for a (mid-range priced) replacement card that would improve things? I think my PC has PC Express. The other thing is would the power supply be sufficient for a graphics card upgrade?ThanksFrog


Intel I7-4770 3.4Ghz
16 Gb RAM
nVidia GTX770 2Gb
Windows 8.1 64 bit
P3D 4.4/3.4 FSX SE

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My system specs are as below. I can run FSX ok without autogen and get very good frame rates (30-60) but with SP2 installed, panning around the cockpit is jerky. I'm guessing that an upgrade from my lowly nvidia 6800 would help. Has anyone any recommendations for a (mid-range priced) replacement card that would improve things? I think my PC has PC Express. The other thing is would the power supply be sufficient for a graphics card upgrade?ThanksFrog
A 9800 GTX/GTX+ should do the trick at a decent price - starting @ $150 on Newegg. Still one of the best cards on the market for FSX, only being surpassed by its more expensive brethren at *extremely* high settings such as 2560x1600 resolution with 8x AA or higher. Hope this helps,Max

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Just be sure the power supply can handle it....Hard to know sometimes with Dell, as far as what they put in their puters...


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Just be sure the power supply can handle it....Hard to know sometimes with Dell, as far as what they put in their puters...
The Dimension 9150 uses a model K8956 PSU which has dual 18A +12V rails. More than enough to handle a 9800 GTX. No worries! :)

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