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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:01 pm

Those will actually run FSX "balls out"

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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:54 pm

I thought so   Thanks!
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:21 pm

Quoting United_fan (Thread starter):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...etails.asp?EdpNo=7167803&CatId=114

They should all be plenty, but I'd go with this one. As much as I love ATI video cards, for whatever reason they don't like FSX's crummy rendering engine at all. But the dual GTX cards should suffice.
 
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:16 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
Quoting United_fan (Thread starter):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...etails.asp?EdpNo=7167803&CatId=114

They should all be plenty, but I'd go with this one. As much as I love ATI video cards, for whatever reason they don't like FSX's crummy rendering engine at all. But the dual GTX cards should suffice.

Thanks,i'm staying with FS9 til something new comes out.
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:35 pm

Quoting United_fan (Reply 4):
Thanks,i'm staying with FS9 til something new comes out.

Wise man. And yeah for FS9 they are even overkill. I got an i7 920 6gb RAM and one ATI 4870 and even with +100gb worth of mods I never get less than 20FPS, 90% of the time its pegged to the 60FPS I limit it too.

Also, FS9 can only use one video card, so unless you plan on gaming with other programs just ditch the extra card and save yourself a couple of hundred bucks.
 
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:54 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):

I beg to differ, I have the 5850, and have never had an issue.
 
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:50 pm

Quoting usairways787 (Reply 1):
Those will actually run FSX "balls out"

Agreed.

Quoting United_fan (Thread starter):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...etails.asp?EdpNo=7167803&CatId=114

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...d=114

Go with one of these two. Have not heard good things about iBuyPower.

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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:57 pm

Quoting usairways787 (Reply 6):
I beg to differ, I have the 5850, and have never had an issue.

Consider yourself lucky. Just look around the FS forums and you'll see plenty of complaining from FS users running ATI. In some hardware combinations they just don't work out to well for whatever reason. Something to do with cloud rendering. My 4870 has no problems with FS9, and FSX for the most part as well but as soon as I turn on the clouds on FSX everything turns into a slide show. Even when I bought a 6850 that didn't make much of a difference. And believe me I've tried every conceivable work around short of switching to Nvidia, but I don't use FS much anymore anyways so I'm content with the 4870 and FS9 for now.

Quoting YYZRWY23 (Reply 7):
Go with one of these two. Have not heard good things about iBuyPower.

Better yet, just build your own and save another couple hundred bucks, even if not using the cheapest parts.
 
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:47 am

I wouldn't go with the older generation i7s. The newer Sandy Bridge processors are much better and will last quite a long time. Not to mention they are incredibly easy to overclock.
 
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:58 pm

Quoting cotparampguy (Reply 9):
I wouldn't go with the older generation i7s. The newer Sandy Bridge processors are much better and will last quite a long time. Not to mention they are incredibly easy to overclock.

        

They are not any faster, even if they may be clocked more, and in some cases they are actually slower than equivalent Nehalem i7s in benchmarking tests (see tomshardware.com). They are definitely faster to the Lynfield i7s though. The Nehalems have triple channel capability while the Sandy Bridges do not. The Sandy Bridges don't have QPI either. Not to mention a HUGE batch of defective Sandy Bridge CPUs made it out to the public. There's still plenty of life left for the Nehalems, they are far from obsolete.
 
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:43 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 8):
Consider yourself lucky. Just look around the FS forums and you'll see plenty of complaining from FS users running ATI.

They have 4xxx or below that, the 5770, 5850 and 5870 are even fine for FSX.

FS9 is a pure single core program to run mainly on the CPU with poor GPU usage ( it is state of the art for ten years old code ). So you need a single core as fast as possible, the automatic overclock of any i5 or i7 case only one core is used helps.
 
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RE: Are These Good FS9 Rigs?

Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:34 pm

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 11):
They have 4xxx or below that, the 5770, 5850 and 5870 are even fine for FSX.

The majority were indeed with the 4xxx series, but as I said:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 8):
Even when I bought a 6850 that didn't make much of a difference

I'm not the only one either.

Nobody really knows how to fix it but I did notice a lot of those having performance problems like myself have an ASUS mobo + ATI card. And all these people have the latest BIOS revisions and drivers etc etc.

At any rate, this is going into a whole other can of worms....

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