AC21365 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4774 times:
Me! Vista will (more than likely) take advantage of 64 bit and dual core processors. I'd imagine FSX will follow suit with support for those features as well. I wanna be able to run it at full graphics settings AND get acceptable framerates. I think that'll be possible if it does indeed support 64bit and dual core processors. I only pray that Microsoft will have the foresight to write in support for SLI.
Anyway, here's a quick run-down of my 'future' system specs.
AMD 64bit Opteron Dual Core 1.8gHz
DFI Lanparty SLI-DR Expert
2gig Corsair XMS DDR400 (already have these)
2x Geforce 7800 GT 256mb (running SLI) (will probably upgrade again Q4 '06 when new stuff's out)
Dreamer From Norway, joined Jul 2004, 374 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
I agree, I am planing and saving for a new PC with dual core AMD, 2.2 and what ever graphic card is the best deal (money versus performance) at the time. I havent so far been able to deside for Opteron or Athlon, I need to do some more price/performance research on that topic, pluss compatability with older 32 bit SW.
My current system is pretty good, barely 1 year old, 3.6 Ghz HT P4, but motherboard has poor support for graphic cards, only one PCI x with little space around limiting choices for a better card.... So I am not sure what the future holds for my bank account..
FSX will run 64bits and most likely dual core, if not at least you can run your other FS related programs in another core. So more power to the people!!
and one part of it was a demo of Vista and FSX (just position yourself around 24 minutes injto the webcast to see that part), it is said that you don't need Vista, but with vista you will get better graphics. Hopefully FSX will come with options for no or full graphics depended on your PC hardware.
I'd like to know what kind of hardware they were using on the demo ...
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4697 times:
I plan on getting a new computer but it's not just for FSX. I've had this since 2001; it has a 32mb video card, 384mb ram, and 1ghz. FS9 runs fine on it, but I'm sure the new computer will be many times faster and better!
In normal flight depending on the area, 40-70. Around busy airports with complex scenery liike LHR pro, 10-20 depending on how much AI is in screen. For the most part it handles FS very well, it's smooth and slideshows only occur with badly coded scenery.
Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4634 times:
Im not gonna go out and spend anything on hardware until Vista and FSX prove themselves. We already know Vista is going to need a good graphics card to render all of the new effects. Im probally going to invest in my guitar instead of a new computer, because I can buy some nice humbuckers tomorrow, and they wont be deemed obsolete the next week.
A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
Dreamer From Norway, joined Jul 2004, 374 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4615 times:
I read from one of the FSdevelopment team that they were using a Dell precision 380 workstation with 2 Gb ram and a X850 video card w 512Mb ram for the Vista and FSX demo at CES.
"In the meantime I worked to acquire the machines we were to use. After several false starts I finally settled on two Dell Precision 380's I got on loan from the Vista demo team. They came with 2GB of RAM and an ATI X850 video card with 512MB of memory. I installed a recent build of Windows Vista and the chosen build of FSX and off we went. Everything had to be finished, tested and buttoned-up by December 19th so the machines could be boxed and shipped to Vegas. As you'll see in the next installment, Flight Sim was just a tiny part of the overall scheme."