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User currently offlineAviator1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6294 times:

Hello I purchased FSX and I have a laptop with the following specifications-
Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz
Windows XP
1.2GB of Memory (or RAM)
Graphics by ATI 9000IGP

Do you think these meet the requirements to play FSX with a decent frame rate? Thanks  Smile  Smile

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User currently offlineAviator1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6293 times:

I know I made a mistake in requirements

User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6292 times:

The required PC for FSX to work properly doesn't exist yet.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6252 times:

Quoting Aviator1990 (Thread starter):
Do you think these meet the requirements to play FSX with a decent frame rate? Thanks

 no 

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 2):
The required PC for FSX to work properly doesn't exist yet.

 yes 

If you want to run FSX with any decent frame rates, you're looking at a computer with:

Dual Core processor
Minimum 2GB or ram
512MB graphics card

even with that, you won't be able to set it up the way you may have your FS9 set up.



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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6250 times:

Wasnt there an article where some people tried to use 2 Nvidia 8800gtx and were still unable to play at high settings with a decent framerate

Regards
Ag92


User currently offlineBilgeRat From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6245 times:

SP1 improved things a lot in terms of performance, but FSX is still a lame duck on contemporary hardware.

I have FSX on a dual core system with 2GB RAM and a 256MB graphics card. If I spend time tweaking and messing about with the settings in FSX I can get pretty good performance with the default aircraft and scenery, but when I tried throwing a complex aircraft in (the FeelThere Legacy) it sucked my framerate down to well below 10fps. It seems if you run FSX on current hardware there's not too much headroom for advanced aircraft or scenery addons. This might end up biting the likes of PMDG and Level D on the backside as they have abandoned FS9 in favour of FSX for their future products. I really can't see many people wanting to pay even higher prices (check out PMDG's 35% price increase) for an aircraft that runs at 10fps on current hardware.

I've read reports from people running absolute top of the line systems, and even they say their FSX performance is't too great. Maybe in a year or two we will have the hardware to run FSX and have the horsepower left over to throw in a sophisticated airliner addon or detailed airport sceneries, but that's not the case at the moment.

If you like to fly relatively simple GA aircraft, then assuming you have a dual core system, 2GB RAM and a decent graphics card, FSX will probably do the trick. If you have a slower system, or you like to fly the more advanced airliner addons you are better of staying with FS9.

Then of course there some of us who think that FSX looks a little "cartoonish" at the moment, and FS9 loaded up with addons like Ground Environment and Flight Environment actually looks better and more convincing.


User currently offlineAviator1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

Yes I agree with you BilgeRat that if you have add ons on FS9 then its not much playing FSX with the regular planes and scenery.

User currently offlineYEGspotter From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 6201 times:

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 4):
Wasnt there an article where some people tried to use 2 Nvidia 8800gtx and were still unable to play at high settings with a decent framerate

FSX was not programmed to take advantage of dual video cards (SLI or Crossfire). So, there is little to no advantage to using 2 video cards with FSX.

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
If you want to run FSX with any decent frame rates, you're looking at a computer with:

Dual Core processor
Minimum 2GB or ram
512MB graphics card

I agree with this post. Buy a rig with these spec's (minimum), and you should get decent framerates. Since SP1 was released for FSX, performance on multi-core systems has been greatly enhanced. Yes, there is still room for more improvement, but that will come in time (the DirectX 10 patch should be released sometime before the end of the year.)


cheers


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