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Full disclosure - I vowed never to return to FSX  / I refunded P3D v2 and fully planned on returning to P3D 1.4.. But as I browsed my external  drive to start the 1.4 install process I saw my FSX iso backups sitting there and remembered quite a few talking about FSX and the DX10 improvements.. So I grabbed Steves DX10 files out of here, reinstalled FSX, added the normal CFG file tweaks.. Reinstalled addons I haven't used for ages like UTX, GEX etc.. Applied SGSSAA, threw in some REX textures, set target to unlimited and... I just spent 2hrs flying without a single problem and VAS usage with GEX, UTX, full sliders and KPHL was less than that of P3Dv2 w/ default scenery and KPHL. Occasional blurrie but no more than v2 had..  Orbx PNW was just the same story.. High frames, smooth and little very blurries. Which ones I did get were gone pretty darn quick. I'm starting to think the reason I had such a bad time w/ FSX in the past was I always ran with AMD cards.. This is my first time w/ a Nvidia card. I even tried DX9 mode.. No issues but DX10 mode w/ the shader fixers is pretty darn sweet.

 

Long story short.. I'm enjoying the taste of my foot..  

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Nice story.  Think you are right about the AMD cards.  NVidia was the first one to support FSX and Vista.  ATI/AMD got upset Microsoft released a new OS (they liked XP) so they were slow in developing drivers for Vista (the OS released after FSX was released).  I remember Phil Taylor (the lead developer for FSX) was working with NVidia on fixing some graphics issues (mainly the Z-fighting which SteveP has pretty much fixed with the shaders). 

 

Glad to hear you are enjoying FSX/DX10 Preview!

 

Best regards,

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Nice story.  Think you are right about the AMD cards.  NVidia was the first one to support FSX and Vista.  ATI/AMD got upset Microsoft released a new OS (they liked XP) so they were slow in developing drivers for Vista (the OS released after FSX was released).  I remember Phil Taylor (the lead developer for FSX) was working with NVidia on fixing some graphics issues (mainly the Z-fighting which SteveP has pretty much fixed with the shaders). 

 

Glad to hear you are enjoying FSX/DX10 Preview!

 

Best regards,

 

Well I was using FSX still up to just over a year ago before I switched to P3D 1.3 and.. The blurries were terrible on my AMD card despite the hours and hours tweaking and the cloud shader fix.. I lost count of the times I'd take off from somewhere and look out the window and see muddy textures. Nothing I ever tried eliminated the problem completely and the only difference between my computer now and my computer then is  I was using an AMD 6990 then and now I'm using SLI GTX 680 Twin Frozrs..   I know FSX doesn't make full use of the GPU but whatever it does I'm starting to suspect was bottling necking the CPU with my AMD card at the time.  

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Just out of curiosity.....would FSX make use of the extra VRAM on a 2GB card compared to a 1GB card? In other words, would it cure stuttering if the stuttering was due to insufficient VRAM?

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Just out of curiosity.....would FSX make use of the extra VRAM on a 2GB card compared to a 1GB card? In other words, would it cure stuttering if the stuttering was due to insufficient VRAM?

 

Yep.. I'm sitting at Orbx KHQM w/ PNW installed right now in DX10 mode (AA box ticked) 8X SGSSAA and I'm eating up approximately 1.25GB of VRAM and both GPU's pegged at 95% usage...

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