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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

Greetings,

Does anyone know how good the following graphics card is with Flight Simulator X?

256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory™

Kind regards


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User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

That is far to "slow". Sorry!
+ It is not just that. You must also have atleast 2GB memory + a better g-card.


User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5093 times:
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It will work, but don't expect to be able to run top settings or get high FPS.  Smile

In all honesty, if you have the money, an upgrade would be the best thing; however, if you have a lower end system, I wouldn't recommend putting a top spec graphics card in it. What are the rest of your specs?

-Gofly



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5073 times:

By the "Mobility Radeon" moniker, I can safely assume that this card is in a laptop. It's probably better than most portable GPUs, but as everyone before me has said, don't expect to get much out of FSX.

If you want to game with the latest flightsim, eschew the portables and get yourself a high-powered, purpose-built rig.



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 5041 times:

Thanks for your responses, it is indeed in a laptop.

However, I checked Dell and HP and found that both only offer up to 256MB GFX cards. And since I need a laptop for univerrsity, I cannot justify buying a desktop computer just for FSX! Alas...

Looks like I'll have to wait a while until I get to experience FSX for myself but thanks again all the same.



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User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5028 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 4):

However, I checked Dell and HP and found that both only offer up to 256MB GFX cards. And since I need a laptop for univerrsity, I cannot justify buying a desktop computer just for FSX! Alas...

If you have the cash, I suggest looking at alienware (http://www.alienware.com) they have excellent laptops for gaming-- at a price.



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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5025 times:
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PC Specialist is also excellent:

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

-Gofly



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

If you want a good gaming laptop, I'd suggest a Dell XPS M1710. It's really not cheap (starts around $2300), but you'll be able to play FSX pretty well. Check it out.

Of course, if you really want to go batshit crazy, pick up a Falcon Northwest FragBook DR 6800. It costs about 5 grand, but hey, that's not a biggie for some people.  Wink

And BTW the Aliewares are nice, but they're owned by Dell now anyway, and performance would be about the same as that of the XPS M1710 while costing you more money.



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User currently offlineVinnieWinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 794 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

Stick with FS9 I get excellent results with this graphic card on my Toshiba laptop even with the highest demanding sceneries such as scenery frankfurt!

And after all why bother switching to fsx? You hardly get any freeware with it whereas fs9 is at its peak freeware wise!

My 2 cents...  Smile


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4880 times:
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Is a 512mb graphic card enough to run FSX without too many troubles ?


FB.



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 9):
Is a 512mb graphic card enough to run FSX without too many troubles ?

Depends. There are really cheapo graphics cards with 512 MB of memory, and then there are really nice cards with the same amount. Memory can influence performance, but it's far from the determining factor.

If you happen to know the model and number (i.e. GeForce 7600 GT) of your card, then I may be able to give you some more solid advice.  Smile



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4813 times:

Hi all, could someone please help me to get a Video Card?

If I have these specs:
250GB HDD
2GB NECC Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz SDRAM Memory
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual-core Processor 4200+

All I would like is about 30-40fps at most airports, 20 at major airports and about 50 in the air.

EDIT: My bidget is around US$390 (AU$500).

[Edited 2006-12-07 05:10:53]

User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4801 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 11):
My bidget is around US$390 (AU$500).

Forgoing the spicy (and expensive) card-on-card action of SLI, I can get you damned close to that price with an eVGA 8800 GTS. Its only superior the $800 GTX variant, this card was the first to be built for directX 10 from the ground up. It's guaranteed to knock the socks (and pants) off of every other single-chip solution out there, save the aforementioned GTX.

Check it out here. [via NewEgg]



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 12):

Thanks heaps for that, I guess I will just have to save up little longer.


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