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Hello,

 

It is christmas for me and my family said that I could use my giftcard for something for my computer. I know FSX:SE is very CPU dependent but my GPU is also not the best. I was wondering what I should upgrade for my computer. GPU or CPU?

 

Specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K (Overclocked to 4.0 GHz)

GPU: EVGA GTX 960 ACX 2.0 2gb SuperSC (Overclocked)

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hLFj99

 

Thanks!

 

For reference, I get about 12-14 FPS using the PMDG on the ground. Sometimes 10

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What are the specs for your current system?

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You have a decent GPU - don 't want to start a war BUT I'd get an Intel CPU that you can clock to at least 4.4. A lot will depend on what your mobo will support.

 

For what you'd spend going from a 960 to a 970, 980, 980TI or Titan - you would get a good value with the results.

 

 

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FSX loves Intel. It was Intel who collaborated with MS to design FSX's multithreading capabilities.

 

A better GPU will help FSX with shadow and cloud performance, as they are all handled by the shaders.


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Anything with a high clock speed, as well as the biggest cache you can get.


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I looked up the FX9590. 220W TDP!  :shok:

 

Cheers!

 

Luke


Luke Kolin

I make simFDR, the most advanced flight data recorder for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane.

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If you want to keep the MoBo FM2+, only swap CPU A10-7870k or A10-6800k.

The FX series is AM3+ need a new MoBo for that

Intel is the way to go for Flightsim , i have test FX CPU in fsx not sure of the A10 but they perform probaly as a FX 9590 if you OC to 5ghz

I have a asus Crossblade and a A10-6800k but not test it with FSX.

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Hello,

 

It is christmas for me and my family said that I could use my giftcard for something for my computer. I know FSX:SE is very CPU dependent but my GPU is also not the best. I was wondering what I should upgrade for my computer. GPU or CPU?

 

Specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K (Overclocked to 4.0 GHz)

GPU: EVGA GTX 960 ACX 2.0 2gb SuperSC (Overclocked)

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hLFj99

 

Thanks!

 

For reference, I get about 12-14 FPS using the PMDG on the ground. Sometimes 10

Letting us know how much you have to spend would help. Hard to advise without knowing your max budget.

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Looking here: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/AMD-Athlon-X4-860K-vs-AMD-A10-7850K

 

Looks like that X4 860 is about as good as it's going to get for single-core on AM2+. If you want more CPU performance, you're looking at a new motherboard as well. Might as well go Intel.

 

Sorry.

Cheers!

Luke


Luke Kolin

I make simFDR, the most advanced flight data recorder for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane.

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