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meesterlijk

Fs9 videocard question

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I'm going to buy a new rig. There was a lot of doubt because I'm (still) a huge old-school fs9 lover. I have so much addons on it, I wont leave my first love. The doubt is gone because my old rig wont accept the new game that crushed Simcity 5: Skylines. Another hobby.

 

The question is about the motherboard but also about the videocard.

 

There are to cards Im looking at: a gtx960 or a gtx970.

 

Whats is in your opinion the best card for fs9?

 

The second question: Im going to buy a i7-4790. Will this one run fs9 smooth enough? (And my fs9 is added with a huge amount of traffic and other addons.)

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FS9 is truly a single core program, so the faster the CPU, the better and the I7-4790 runs at 3.6 GHz in normal mode, so I think it should do well.

 

FS9 does not require a really stout video card, it is a very CPU dependent program, so a GTX960 would be fine, but in Nvidia's numbering system, the middle digit generally indicates the performance level of the card.  Look at your other programs and see how much of a video card they need and you might want to consider the future as well.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

I was wondering if that 3,6 ghz is enough for a heavy fs2004. Are there any other users who use fs9 with a comparable system?

 

My current system runs at 2,3 ghz and is really suffering at heavy traffic areas like JFK and ORD.

 

Does a faster CPU do any better at these areas?

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i have a i4790 4ghz and I have very heavy AI, mostly with 32 bit textures which take up more resources.

 

At the  airports you mention using FSDreamteam airports , I can fly a PMDG or other sophisticated addon aircraft, in cloudy weather , and still get 40 fps.

 

I made the switch from ADM to NVidia last year and am very happy with my gtx 770

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And that is what I'm looking for. I started to avoid these nice sceneries just because of the terrible framerates I get at these airports because of the traffic. They start to drop to 10-13 fps.

 

Thanks!

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