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Hi there fellow flight simmers!I need some advice into purchasing a new video card. I recently bought a new HP with Intel Core 2 Quard Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz and 6GB RAM with Vista x64. However it comes with an Intel integrated graphics which is not that great. I'm looking into an XFX GeForce 9800 GTX - 512MB video card that will give me the best framerates (30 or more) with FSX. Is this a good decision or shall I go for something a little higher? Thanks in advance! :(

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Hi there fellow flight simmers!I need some advice into purchasing a new video card. I recently bought a new HP with Intel Core 2 Quard Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz and 6GB RAM with Vista x64. However it comes with an Intel integrated graphics which is not that great. I'm looking into an XFX GeForce 9800 GTX - 512MB video card that will give me the best framerates (30 or more) with FSX. Is this a good decision or shall I go for something a little higher? Thanks in advance! :(
Hi Ibanez920IMHO the 9800 series video cards (or 8800) are more than adequate for FSX. FSX is CPU intensive so your graphics card will have little significant effect on FPS. FPS (framerates) are not particularly important in FSX, eg on my machine I have seen really smooth graphics at 12 fps and have experienced stutters at 30 fps. Nobody really knows what Microsoft mean by FPS wrt to FSX. FYI most experts say that you need a processor running at least at 3.6GHz to run FSX flat-out, but the Q6600 is a good chip and you should be able to run FSX quite well. Providing you get a nice clear smooth flight experience, I wouldn't worry too much about FPS. :( yours in simmingPeterH

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