[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX And Dual Core

  • From: "franklyn fisher" <ff006c5886@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 19:57:47 -0000


I realise that FS uses 100% of your core, and having 2 means that the extra can be sent to the other one, a bonus and benifit. Next year quad core will be the way to go, but FS will still only use 1. Unless M$ can patch it, to use it.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 7:37 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] FSX And Dual Core

Whatever the theoretical position on not obtaining any dual core benefits, when running FSX, I'm sure the l effects can't be dismissed so easilly.

Sitting with FSX and ASv6 running, with the Garmin GPS displaced to one screen and instrument panel to another, I've also got Task Manager open on one of the screens. For the majority of the time one core is used 100%, with the second showing about 10% activity. They combine to give 50 to 60% total useage. At other periods, possibly when ASv6 is downloading weather, the second core activity increases to about 20 to 60% and the combined useage rises to about 75 to 90%. Unless you're running just FSX, with no addons, no MP input, etc it seems the second core is definitely an advantage.

Gerry Winskill

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