1. How much better is this one over Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)?
2. How much better would Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q9450 (12MB Cache,2.66GHz,1333FSB) be over the one I'm selecting?
Basically, which one is better, the ATI selected, or the nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB?
These are specs from the Dell website for the XPS 420. What are some websites where you can buy parts to build your own computer?
Thanks in advance!
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Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
Get the 8800GT, and neither of those processors will run FSX nicely unless graphics are turned way down. I've tried it with a 2.6ghz, 2GB Ram, 8800GT 512mb, it was around 13-20FPS with medium settings at TNCM, but you're mileage may vary.
MCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2666 times:
It seems to the me that FSX is more processor-intensive and doesn't weigh as heavily on the video card as most other modern games. I did a major upgrade of my video card a while back and only noticed a marginal increase in frame rate in FSX. A good, fast card can't hurt though and while I'm normally an ATI guy, the GF8800 is not a bad card. Just make sure you get a top-shelf brand, there are a LOT of junk video cards out there right now. Here's a great comparison of gaming cards done recently, very informative.
I never did get FSX to stop behaving weirdly and I'm not spending $1000 on a new computer just to play it. I've gone back to F4:AF and I'm kickin' ass again.
PS> I bought FSX when it first came out for $50 and it's been an complete disappointment to me.