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Is this system enough for good FSX performance

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Hi,

 

i have such system - for fs9 it was perfectly fine.

 

Is this enough if i want perfect flawless FSX performance.

 

tks Marek

 

Windows 7 Enterprise
 Intel Core i7 CPU 860@2.8 GHz
RAM 12 GB
Windows 64 Bit
>> Graficcard NVIDA GeForce Gtx 260

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I think you know the answer..  it will run FSX, but certainly not with flawless performance.

 

There is a hardware forum here at Avsim where you can explore this in much more detail.

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No chance OP, both processor and GPU is way too weak to run FSX with medium to high performance.

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Sure, you can probably run a default version of FSX with all sliders maxed with it, but be careful with real weather or the tokyo mission, LOL

 

There is no such thing as perfect flawless perfection with running FSX, Unlike FS9 there are just way to many variables that can bring down your perfoemance, your settings, real weather, autogen density (which you can increase outside of the sliders), road traffic levels, etc. This is just the default FSX, then you get to all the performance killing addons which so many can't live without and these are what really bring down performance, big airport hubs with tons of addon AI, non optimized addon aircraft and scenery with to many polys and textures which use as much memory as the entire game itself, you get the picture. You really need to pay attention to your settings and what you add to your sim with FSX.

 

It is entirely feasible to have a perfect flawless experience with FSX (depending on your expectations) you just have to use common sense.

 

BTW is you were happy with FS9, why switch?

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dont know why i am switching to FSX. Maybe because 777 PMDG will come out soon and i enjoy the PMDG products.

Plus, since i had to reinstall FS9 on my computer, i have problems with the external view and nobody can help me. Can anybody help with fro you guys using teamviewer.

i am a cardiac surgeon . not a PC pro.

 

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Marek

 

You PC will run FSX beautifully. Don't get carried away by guys here who are stack with the fps issue. My machine. win 7 Inter core quad CPU 6600 2,4 Ghz 6GB ram runs FSX fine

 

stelios

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Beauty is In the eye of the beholder...

 

You certainly won't get "flawless" performance with a 2.8ghz CPU.

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 A lot of smart answers but nothing specific so far. PLease tell me what hardware components i have to add to my computer so i can enjoy flying PMDG prdoucts with add ons like airports, AES, realistic weather. Thats all i need.

 

Tks M

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Marek

 

You PC will run FSX beautifully. Don't get carried away by guys here who are stack with the fps issue. My machine. win 7 Inter core quad CPU 6600 2,4 Ghz 6GB ram runs FSX fine

 

stelios

 

Spot on. I'm amazed at some of the answers I'm reading. My system is pretty much the same as yours, except for 4GB RAM and Vista 32-bit, so it's actually even lower-end.

 

Of course, it would help if the OP had defined "flawless". I get performance I'm happy with, but then I wouldn't be trying to fly the PMDG 737 with it either and I've cut my cloth according to my measure in terms of settings (but far from drastically).

 

Having said all that, if I was upgrading my system tomorrow, I'd be aiming higher with the processor clock speed. The graphics card I'm less sure about since its not the primary concern performance wise although my understanding is that a weak graphics card can still bottleneck performance.

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Marek

 

You PC will run FSX beautifully. Don't get carried away by guys here who are stack with the fps issue. My machine. win 7 Inter core quad CPU 6600 2,4 Ghz 6GB ram runs FSX fine

 

stelios

 

+1, my sytem's lower than yours, plus it's a notebook (there are lots of people who say that FSX doesn't run well on laptops, here), and yet I enjoy FSX very much with decent performance and lots of addons, so I'm pretty sure your setup will work fine as well.

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Your setup will run FSX just fine. I just came off of a 2.8 pentinum, and that chip could run fsx with carenado planes at 20fps. If you can overclock your processor just a little, I would. It will get you much better performance.

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FLorian - where r u located ?


Coming form Vienna, but university forces me to be in Leoben most of the time :rolleyes:

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I have same processor. Buying a better cooler and getting it unlocked by somebody at my local computer store made a big difference ( it goes up to 3800 sometimes) I don't know how he did it. He played with the Bios for a minute or two and voila. It's like I bought a completely new system. Smooth at most big pay ware airports with 60% AI traffic (14 to 25 fps) at smaller airports easily between 20 and 35. Unlocking my fr gave me a sizable increase as well.

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So FLorian,

 

are you sometimes in VIenna ? Would be more than delighted to invite you for coffee so you could really consult me on that topic as i am going CRAZY !!!!!! I am a cardiac surgeon at the AKH - so a complete PS moron.

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PLease tell me what hardware components i have to add to my computer so i can enjoy flying PMDG prdoucts with add ons like airports, AES, realistic weather.

 

Are you also intending to add a realistic AI package? If so, then you will almost certainly need a significantly more powerful CPU.

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Can your system run FSX? Well, I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E72000 @ 2.53 GHz and get 40-60 FPS with above medium settings (Autogen is on medium, most other scenery settings at max, but no AI traffic). Anything is possible. :P

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if you have the resources, buy a top of the line alienware computer. All you have to do is plug and play and forget about wasting time building computers. I bought mine for $3200 and it has a first class warranty which you can extend for multiple years. Here is a video of alienware performance in NYC with PMDG..

 


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Can your system run FSX? Well, I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E72000 @ 2.53 GHz and get 40-60 FPS with above medium settings (Autogen is on medium, most other scenery settings at max, but no AI traffic). Anything is possible. :P

Well my current system is alike yours but lately FSX got extremely choppy. I didn't fly for very long but I don't remember that it was alike before...That's one of the reasons why I'll finally update my 5y old PC to a de lid and overclocked Haswell.

 

Huascar what NYC scenery is that?

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FSX will do everything it can to mess up your performance. The only way to defeat it is by injecting speed to your computer (fast processor). If you love FSX and want to truly enjoy it, invest in a good computer. Anything below 3.0GHZ will be very choppy, especially flying into a major airport and/or city.

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