I have the PNY Nvidia 9600 gt 512mb (3 years old or so).
My new build is Win 7, ASUS P8P67, i5 2500k, 8 gigs RAM, etc, and I still get 15, 20 frame rates in certain areas, Could someone tell me how important the video card is in FSX? Obviously mine's old and not so good. If I get a good vid card with my current system do you think I could get 30 fps in busy scenes?? NVIDIA GTK 480??
Almost certainly. FSX can be quite demanding, and that is an old, midrange card (midrage when it came out). A GTX 480 might be overkill, though (and even if it wasnt, get the 570 instead, they're roughly equally powerful). Pick your budget and go to: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphic...
Actually it doesn't, you can change the Frame rates to whatever you want as long as you can achieve them. I was getting 30 fps when I changed it to 30, but detailed scenery drops back down to 7 fps. I don't really care for FSX anyways, I'm gonna use the more realistic X Plane 9 which I also have.