View Full Version : Video card for FS2004
06-28-2003, 09:17 PM
Well right now in FS2002 I am getting about 8-12fps with my ASUS GeForce2 GTS64meg card. So anyone have a tip for the best video card for FS2004 that would cost under $200. I know the 9800 128 meg is the best and all... but I ain't got $350 to drop on a video card. Thanks alot fellas.
06-28-2003, 09:29 PM
Flight Simulator is more processor based than graphics card, you will mostly see a 5 fps improvement and better detail as well :-)
Alex "CombatAce" Barrios
06-28-2003, 09:46 PM
You would probably see a nice difference using the GF4 Ti-4600 over the board you are using.
Rick - KPDX - Private Pilot (Vatsim AAL252)
P4 @ 3.4GHz 1GB-1066MHz RDRam
Water-Cooled & 3 Monitors
Get a Radeon 9500 Pro or 9600 Pro - both are faster than the GF4 series...
06-28-2003, 11:09 PM
The 9500 Pro sounds good if you can still find one. You didn't mention your processor size? That's important if you want accurate information!!
06-29-2003, 02:08 AM
I have a 1.8ghz AMD XP with 512megs of DDR ram.
06-29-2003, 03:29 AM
Set your settings to 640x480 in 3d and see what FPS you get -- then set it to the higher settings and also record the FPS .
The 640x480 reading will tell you approx what frames the CPU can pump out -- and the higher setting readings will give you an idea of how the vid card is holding you back.
If the FPS for 640x480 is good enough for you, then a better vid card will allow you to have the same FPS at higher settings.
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