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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


William Sandford

X-Plane 11i5-7300HQ @ 2.5GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2560x1440

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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?


William Sandford

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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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Former T-33A Crew Chief

Former B-1B Crew Chief / Flightline Maintenance Expediter

Former Learjet Corp. Quality Inspector

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Thanks, Russ.


William Sandford

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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.


Joel Pacheco

FSX Box - Steve's DX10 Scenery Fixer, X-plane 11, i7 4790k OC 4.8GHz (1.330V) - Nvidia GTX 1080ti - Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 - Corsair Hydro Series H115i - Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 - Samsung 860 EVO SSD 500Gb  - Windows 10 Pro - 42in Samsung LED TV, Samsung Odyssey+ 

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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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MSI B450 TOMAHWK Motherboard.(1TB SAMSUNG960 EVO SSD Directly connected to MB)
MSI RTX 2070 Founders Edition
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32 GB G.SKILL RIPJAWS V DDR4 Memory.

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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.


William Sandford

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I would say that Russ is spot on !


Cooler Master Tower.
MSI B450 TOMAHWK Motherboard.(1TB SAMSUNG960 EVO SSD Directly connected to MB)
MSI RTX 2070 Founders Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8Core 16 Threads
32 GB G.SKILL RIPJAWS V DDR4 Memory.

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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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