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MS Flight Simulator 2004

This is the newest version of Microsoft's immensely popular "Flight Simulator" series. Performance was measured with FRAPS in a replay we recorded during a flight. The settings: starting from Seattle-Tacoma in a 737-400 with a reduced cockpit (hotkey: w), climbing into the clouds, then taking a route over the city. Settings: ultra high, trilinear, unlimited fps, and weather set to "building storms."

In Microsoft's flight-sim, the FX 5950Ultra takes the co-pilot's chair to the Radeon 9800s. Although the FX 5700 starts out lagging behind the Radeon 9600 XT in 1024x768, it can narrow the gap at higher resolutions