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Best 2009 graphics card for flight simulator x

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December 11, 2009 5:18:08 PM

What do you think for a mid priced card?
a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2009 8:23:43 PM

In the past I think NVidia cards may have done a bit better in that title, though I haven't seen a recent bench to say for sure. I will say though that you need a good processor to get decent frames in FSX. What is the rest of your system specs?
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
December 11, 2009 11:17:44 PM

FSX needs a good CPU. It though performs better on nvidia cards. Being CPU intensive it performs almost the same on 9800GTX as GTX260
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2009 11:35:35 PM

Yeah, if your only goal is playing FSX, save money and get a 9800GTX (or GTS250, or whatever they call it now).
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December 14, 2009 6:19:21 PM

My system is an HP Pavillion with Intel Dual Core E5200(2.5 GHz,2MB L2,800MHz FSB) and 3GB DDR2-800MHz SDRAM. Graphics card is 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350. I have not yet installed FSX but would expect the graphics card to be the bottleneck to decent performance.
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
December 14, 2009 8:39:23 PM

If you still have the original 300watt PSU in there you are limited on options for GPU. Best I can recommend is GT240 which has performance on level with 9600GT but is power efficient. If you are ready to do a PSU upgrade as well the GTS250 would be a well matched card with your system. Then again there are some nice ATI solutions as well.
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2009 8:55:01 PM

You will need to up that CPU to at least 3Ghz+ if you want playable frames....FSX is CPU dependant more than anything, and even though the game does not benfit from a quad core (uses 2 cores) the higher the clock the more frames you will get....
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