Sign in to follow this  
jstonge24

How well will PMDG products run with my computer

Recommended Posts

Hey everybody,

 

I just wanted to know how well the PMDG 777 and the NGX will work with my HP Envy laptop:

 

Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon HD Graphics 2.70 GHz

Installed Memory: 6.00 GB (5.46 usable)

OS: Windows 10

System: 64bit

 

I would really love to get either aircraft to work with my computer and I am willing to sacrifice some realism for performance. My magic fps number is 15 which I can get easily with high settings in my FSX:SE. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

While FSX is largely CPU-constrained, a good GPU is still important for detailed models like PMDG ones.

 

Be sure to get FSX-SE, framerates and VAS usage are slightly better there, as observed. Also be ready to lower settings if things get too slow. Also do not expect much performance with denser cloud covers. 15FPS might just be possible!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While FSX is largely CPU-constrained, a good GPU is still important for detailed models like PMDG ones.

 

Be sure to get FSX-SE, framerates and VAS usage are slightly better there, as observed. Also be ready to lower settings if things get too slow. Also do not expect much performance with denser cloud covers. 15FPS might just be possible!

Thanks!

 

I already am using FSX-SE and this is good to hear. What are my chances of getting the MD11 or the 747 to work? Are their framerates close to the same as the NGX and the T7?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks!

 

I already am using FSX-SE and this is good to hear. What are my chances of getting the MD11 or the 747 to work? Are their framerates close to the same as the NGX and the T7?

The FPS should be better with the 747 or MD-11. I wouldn't worry on the FPS though. With the amount of memory you have, I would be more concerned about OOMs. PMDG  recommends 8GB of memory with their minimum being 4GB. Something to consider.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice everybody!

 

I am getting a new Alienware X51 R3 Desktop sometime in the next year which runs 4.0 GHz with Intel turbo boost so I think that PMDG will work very well with that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice Joel. I bought an Alienware Aurora r4 will all the bells and whistles in 2013,  I have never had a problem with it to date,  very happy Dell customer . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this