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!!
I looked at Bill Gates keynote at the CES last night http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx
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
I'd like to know what kind of hardware they were using on the demo ...