Can I Run It, and how well can I?

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Hello everybody,

my birthday is coming soon and my parents are going to get me P3D v4.

P3D v4 costs a lot of money so before they do I would like to get some information on if and how well I can run P3D v4.

Here are my computer specs:
- Intel i7 6700HQ @ 3.4 Ghz (In turbo frequency)

- Nvidia GTX960M (4GB)


- Windows 10 Home 64-bit


What I am planning to use with P3D v4:

- ORBX FTX Global

- REX Soft Clouds/Texture Direct

- Active Sky Next

- Maybe the PMDG 737


I am currently using FSX with all the things listed above and in the PMDG 737 I get about 18 - 26 fps. Without the PMDG 737 I get a pretty steady 30 FPS (It's also locked to 30).

How well do you think my system would run P3D v4 with the listed specs and Addons?



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Your laptop should run P3DV4 okay.  In fact, your specs are very common for P3D.  You did not indicate the size of your HDD.  You will need a lot of HDD or SSD space.  Not sure about the expandability of a laptop to add HDD's or SSD's if you need more (for future proofing).  Don't forget the throttle too!

AVSIM has a Hardware Forum where more discussions about this topic are made so I would check out those forums too.  Check out the forums for CPU's.


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Just keep your P3D settings down when you first start.

It is easy to get carried away with all the shadows, reflections, autogen etc and tank your performance.

Start by turning Shadows off.. you can turn them on later.. and

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