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joolsd

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Hi all,

 

I have upgraded my PC, with a coupe of new bits of hardware. It is nothing great, but more of a stop gap, untill I can get a more upto date PC.

Will this run P3D ok? I plan to fly the PMDG NXG, and Orbex scenery. And a few additional addons, such as EZCAM, and ASN. Possiblily FS2Crew (re-boot)

 

A GeForce GTX 750 Ti, running Direct X 12.

 

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Operating System:    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
DirectX version:    12.0
GPU processor:        GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Driver version:        353.82
Direct3D API version:    12
Direct3D feature level:    11_0
CUDA Cores:        640
Core clock:        1071 MHz
Memory data rate:    5400 MHz
Memory interface:    128-bit
Memory bandwidth:    86.40 GB/s
Total available graphics memory:    14335 MB
Dedicated video memory:    2048 MB GDDR5
System video memory:    0 MB
Shared system memory:    12287 MB
Video BIOS version:    82.07.55.00.34
IRQ:            Not used
Bus:            PCI Express x16 Gen2
Device ID:        10DE 1380 84BB1043
Part Number:        2010 0050
 

 

My previous Processor

 

Processor: Intel® Core i7 CPU         930  @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.0GHz

 

And a scandisk SSD 480 as a main Boot drive.

I have looked into the TRIM test, Enabled AHCI, however I'm not sure if the SATA3 is working correctly, it may still be SATA2 .

(not sure about that one).

 

I'm keen to know if this is a good change or not. I have heard that SSD drives are good for reading textures? I have quietly been watching the development of P3D, but as yet not got involved with it. From what I gather, P3D is better for re-time performance than legacy FSX? I am quite keen to try P3D soon?

 

Best regards, from nervous future P3D user...

Jools

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Hard to say if the change is good if we don't know what your previous GPU was and what your new CPU is. ;) SSD's are only good for loading the initial flight faster: they won't improve performance at all during the flight. Other advantage is you do not have to defrag them.

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Hard to say if the change is good if we don't know what your previous GPU was and what your new CPU is. ;) SSD's are only good for loading the initial flight faster: they won't improve performance at all during the flight. Other advantage is you do not have to defrag them.

 

 

The last graphics card was a Nvidea GTX480, and and I had the main hard drive set to SAMSUNG HD103sj ATA Device. ( I still have this drive, as extra storage).

I also now have Windows 10.

 

I don't expect better frames or anything, as I know this is dependant on  CPU, But maybe I might see less blank scenery re-draws? This is what I am hoping. Coupled with the fact that P3D is a better real time renderer..It might be a disapointment lets see.

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From my experience I would put $$ into the fastest CPU your budget can afford - at least having it run at over 4GHz.  For GPU, go for more on board ram over the fastest GPU.  Consider a GTX 780 with 6GB on board than say a Ti version.

 

just from my personal experience what works for me.

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You still haven't answered the question - what is your NEW CPU - not the GPU.

 

You really need to be above 4ghz for best operation.

 

 

Vic

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You still haven't answered the question - what is your NEW CPU - not the GPU.

 

You really need to be above 4ghz for best operation.

 

 

Vic

 

No I haven't got a new CPU, I am still using a Intel® Core i7 CPU 930 @2.8GHZ (8*CPUs) 2.0GHz.

 

I am not expecting the best performance, but just something noticably better than I was used to. It is importannt to state my expectations.

 

Old FSX was ok, I found a lot of scenery slow to load. Frames were about 25, with sliders average/high, with addon scenery.

 

I didn't max out sliders on classic FSX, but I was wondering if P3d would be better.  Buying a high spec machine isn't possible right now. A radical change to the processor isn't possible now.

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ok, I understand.

 

You should get better performance than FSX as many of the functions have been offoaded to the GPU which will lighten the load on the CPU.

 

Experiment with your settings - lower those that affect the CPU more (autogen, etc).

 

Also remember that the settings are not equal - NORMAL in P3D is like DENSE in FSX.

 

Even with the slow CPU I believe you'll get acceptable results.

 

Vic

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ok, I understand.

 

You should get better performance than FSX as many of the functions have been offoaded to the GPU which will lighten the load on the CPU.

 

Experiment with your settings - lower those that affect the CPU more (autogen, etc).

 

Also remember that the settings are not equal - NORMAL in P3D is like DENSE in FSX.

 

Even with the slow CPU I believe you'll get acceptable results.

 

Vic

 

This is what I was hoping, I'm not going to go nuts, with the autogen, but hopfully I will be blown away with 'Normal'.

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