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To Play flight simulator on a PC, that will be purchased only for flight simula

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October 9, 2011 10:50:06 PM

I currently have a mac but would like to start using Microsoft flight simulator, which if I understand correctly, only runs on a PC. So I am interested in buying an extra machine just to play flight simulator on. Does anyone have a simple solution?
October 10, 2011 3:45:25 AM

Ubrales, the minimum system requirement for FSX is bullshit (Sorry, I don't mean you, I mean MS for putting that on and con people with slower hardware to buy it). If you have a machine like what they recommend for mnimum system requirement, you get like 1fps.

The physics eats up your cpu in the game. You need fast multicore processor and a mid range gpu for it to not stutter if you have the physics realism setting on max on high graphics. No point playing it with arcade physics with simple scenery.
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October 10, 2011 2:17:19 PM

Pyree said:
Ubrales, the minimum system requirement for FSX is bullshit (Sorry, I don't mean you, I mean MS for putting that on and con people with slower hardware to buy it). If you have a machine like what they recommend for mnimum system requirement, you get like 1fps.

The physics eats up your cpu in the game. You need fast multicore processor and a mid range gpu for it to not stutter if you have the physics realism setting on max on high graphics. No point playing it with arcade physics with simple scenery.

I have i7-920 overclocked to 3.82 GHz, 12 GBs of 1600 RAM and a GTX-275, GTS-250 Graphics cards. The GTS-250 is set for PhysX. That's why I said what Microsoft states on the package. From what you mention, it looks like Microsoft is using shady claims in their advertising.
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October 10, 2011 9:52:21 PM

I will have to say nothing less than a dual core processor @ 2GHz and a HD 3850 for minimum.
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