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Performance: PMDG 737NGX on Notebook i7-4500U with GT740M graphics

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm thinking to buy and install PMDG 737NGX on FSX, if I find out it's performance is going to be satisfactory without any stuttering of issues.

 

I'm runnng FSX on my new laptop HP Pavilion with following specification:

CPU:   intel Core i7-4500U @ 1.80 GHz   2.4 GHz

RAM: 8GB

OS: windows 8.1 64-bit

Graphic:  GeForce 740M

      details:  Graphics clock      980 MHz

                   CUDA cores:         384

                   Memory data rate: 1800MHz

                   Memory interface:  64-bit

                   Memory bandwidth:  14.40 GB/s

                   Available G. Mem:    4096 MB

                   System video Memory:  0 MB

                   Dedicated Video Mem: 2048MB

HDD:           750GB, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075

                    , 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

 

I have also Saitek Yoke and throtle accessories.

 

I compared this graphic card to Minimum requirements  specified in PMDG website and it's a little bit unclear if GT740M is better or worse than that.

I know settings and configurations naky make some difference, so I'm assuming installing in best possible configuration.

 

 

Q1. Will PMDG work smoothly and satisfactorily in above setting?

Q2. If not, are there any small upgrades that can help to get to that point? (e.g. upgrading RAM to 16GB, etc)

I can provide any other info if needed, let me know.

 

I wanna make sure I'm not throwing my money away by buying PMDG only to find out it does not work without problem.

Has anyone using similar platform or technical knowledge and would like to share?

 

I'd appreciate any thoughts and comments.

 

Thanks

Matt

 

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Well, if you turn down every slider and stay away from anti-aliasing, then you might have a change. But if I were you, I wouldn't expect much. People with -600 or 700 Nvidia graphics card series and CPU overclocked to 4,2 ghz and above, still face PFS problems when using the NGX, add ons airports and other complex scenery. 

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Thanks Fi5KuS,

 

Well how is the situation with other (than 737NGX) PMDGs. Would they be smooth?

 

Cheers

Matt

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I would think it would be fairly decent for stock FSX. And likely usable for the NGX as long

as the scenery/cloud/traffic, etc settings aren't too high.  My puter is no real powerhouse, and

I run the NGX good enough to fly fairly smoothly, but I keep the settings rolled back a bit

when running that plane. Also, I'm not running much in the way of fancy 3rd party airport scenery

which helps a good bit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Fi5KuS,

 

Well how is the situation with other (than 737NGX) PMDGs. Would they be smooth?

 

Cheers

Matt

 

The majestic dash q400 and airbus x extended are not that graphics heavy as the PMDG NGX for instance, so you could check out that.

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Check out ASUS gaming laptops, i have ROG g750jw, came out a year ago and works pretty good. FPS are around 20s in PMDG aircraft at addon airports, in cruise stays at stable 27-30 fps, of course in heavy REX and ASN weather it is a slide show :P

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