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I'm gonna buy some new parts for my gaming PC. GTX Titan X 12 GB and i7 4.4GHZ CPU.


These two parts mean I can run FSX at least 60 FPS at big airports? I mean... These parts are the best the world has to offer... If the game still can't run without looking like a slide show, I just won't play it anymore...

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IMHO you are wasting your money buying these.


You will NEVER get FSX on 60FPS with everything at high. FSX is more CPU than GPU intensive, and its only 32 bit meaning it cannot even take advantage of what your system has to offer.


I am sure you will get 60FPS if you don't install any addons. Perhaps get rid of FSX and try another simulator. After 10 years yesterday I got rid of FSX and am looking forward to trying P3D.

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No way you'll see 60 FPS with the sliders maxxed. 30 maybe...but not 60 (I'm getting a smooth 26 at KSEA with everything maxxed and ORBX PNW scenery). The Titan is overkill and a waste of money for FSX (even my 970 is overkill as it never exceeds 60% even in the most dense scenery). Do a little reading and save yourself some big bucks.




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your fps will only ever be no greater than you refresh rate on your screen!


so if your screen is 60hz you'll only ever get 60fops even if the fps counter states 1,000,000!


you need only 30fps for super smooth running of fsx....


If the game still can't run without looking like a slide show, I just won't play it anymore...


I assume you have tweaked you fsx cfg file with memfix, buffer pools etc etc?

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FPS is relative. Now i dont want to jump in my bigger horse here and show false

knowledge on PC stuff. But i personally limit my self to low FPS (around 30)

but analyze this:

You are flying a small aircraft, cessna, extra300, hellico..

your actual speed is 150mph and you are at about 3000 feet. its actually pretty high from ground so from yout point of view things seem to move very slow at that altitude.

30fps is a "picture every second"

now change aircraft to some war jet, F18 for exemple. speed it up to 500mph

and go as near as possible from the ground above the runway, lets say 250 feet.

Now you can see everything going pretty fast, but 30 fps wont be enough

because at that speed a tree on ground "jumps" about every 500 to 600 feet distance.

It would be a very anoying view..and you will need to increase your FPS setting.


I have an external limiter set to 35fps, but FSX is set to unlimited.

Anyways, according to what i read, an eye can not detect more than 40fps.

It depends on your actual view in the sim, the aircraft, the speed, altitude, and ofcourse

your FS display settings, think of a good graphcs card that will carry that weight from FSX settings you want, there will be no good GC out there to run everything at 100%

i have almost every setting to around 66& or 75% and its pretty much enough, my PC can handle it. Do not forget the screen refresh rate.

think of a CPU that will be able carry that GC performance, and you are done.

Do not, never, shop for a newer PC thinking of FPS.


if you never wonder about something, its because you know everything....:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Don't really agree with the 30 FPS argument. This IMO is only true if you don't use TrackIR. The more frames are rendered and ready to be displayed, the smoother the movement gets when I turn my head. So at one point I removed all limiters and set up vsync differently to get more like 40-50, a little tearing is more bearable to my eyes than the jerking. It is true, that the eye can't distinguish above a certain FPS level, but that IMO is not the point. In my view the FPS counter is a measure of precision and accuracy, and is not tied to the monitor refresh rate. 100 FPS means that the position of each object is calculated a hundred times per second. Not all of this is actually displayed on a 60 Hz screen, but the simulation is more accurate nonetheless. If you leave the frame by moving your head, your system better keep up to render the new look on everything. If that makes any sense.
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Save your money. You'll never get more than 30 with all the payware.


I just upgraded my GTX560 to a GTX970 and am returning it. It gave me a whopping 1.2FPS gain. At a cost of $240.


FSX is outdated software. Be happy if it is smooth and stop watching the FPS counter.



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