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Nevian

Best performance in windowed mode?

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Just a quick question - with most types of games I'm used to them getting the best FPS in full screen mode. However, with FSX it's the opposite. Much better in windowed mode. Even with a brand new high end system my full screen FPS goes down to around ten, whilst hovering around 25-30 in windowed mode.

Is this how it is for most people? Or is it something I should look into?

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Like the OP, I get better performance in windowed mode.  This has been true for me for many years, over multiple systems, and multiple version of MSFS.

 

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Nevian, suggest a forum search on 

 

windows full screen

 

I saw many other posting on the topic.  Windowed vs full screen performance seems to vary between users.  

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Maybe it's VSync working (and therefore limiting FPS) in full screen as opposed to Windowed mode.

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Like the OP, I get better performance in windowed mode. 

same here, plus I love running other stuff while on a long flight.

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