WilliamS

Should I get P3D?

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Hi all,

Have been considering buying P3D, but not sure if I will be able to run it. My specs are:

i5-7300HQ @ 2.5GHz, but normally runs at 3.5

Nvidia 1050 with 2GB of memory

8 GB of RAM

1920x1080 monitor.

 

Will I be able to run P3D? What are it’s main selling points?

Will

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yes you should get it but you also need some new pc parts down the road when you decide to upgrade.

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12 hours ago, Arthur42417 said:

yes you should get it but you also need some new pc parts down the road when you decide to upgrade.

Thanks, but can you be any more specific?

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Faster processor and Mobo and more RAM. I have an i7-4790 4ghz, same card and 32ghz RAM and get 20-30 fps most of the time. Its OK, but then I see guys getting 40fps and complaining about it, so I guess I could use an upgrade as well...

 

Russ

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To put it in perspective, it's like asking should I get a flat screen 4K TV or keep my picture tube TV?

Gnacino

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This week I read how Milviz stopped development for FSX and was asking myself if it was time to make the move. I guess I eventually will but there is really not a strong reason to switch. I read people issues with P3D and they sound almost exactly the same issues we have in FSX. As someone with limited free time to go through the setup process again, I just see the switch as a hassle.

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I would say do the upgrades on your system, then move to P3D. Most (90%) off my add on purchases from the FSX days have the P3D install option!! Didn't even realize that when I bought them !! 64bt, performance is great ! No more popping up autogen, Great lighting, plus, at least it's still being upgraded, unlike FSX. You won't look back ! Although I do miss about 5 of the Missions in FSX. Oh well.

Mike   

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Thanks for all of the help everyone! One last thing: what kind of specs would you guys recommend for P3D v4?

Will.

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I would say that Russ is spot on !

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7 hours ago, Gnacino said:

To put it in perspective, it's like asking should I get a flat screen 4K TV or keep my picture tube TV?

Gnacino

I don't think I could have said it any better!  Perhaps comparing a horse buggy to an automobile might work too.  P3d is the future since Microsoft "bailed" on the sim. Its' simple, if Microsoft can't support it, why should you?   Ha!

 

Stan

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