[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX etc

  • From: Kev Townsend <175@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 02:11:13 +0100

From < http://www.fsinsider.com/Community/News-Articles/Featured-Article/ >

An Important Note About CPU Speeds

When FSX evaluates your PC to determine the default graphics settings, it looks at the measurable "clock speed" in GHz. Some extremely fast and powerful processors run at clock speeds that are actually lower than those of less powerful processors. As a result, the default FSX graphics settings on some high-end machines (with lower clock speeds) may be set to a lower visual quality than is necessary. For example, both an AMD Athlon 64 4000 (with a clock speed of about 2.4 GHz) and an Intel Core 2 Duo (with a clock speed of 2.66 GHz) are high end processors with low clock speeds that FSX may underrate.

If you have a high-end machine but find the default graphics settings are lower than you'd expect, this may be why. While future versions of Flight Simulator will possibly use other methods to evaluate your PC, this issue regarding FSX reinforces the most important message when it comes to tuning your display settings: Don't be afraid to experiment.
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Very Interesting info re Games vs Vista
< http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/vista-performance-preview.html >
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Undecided as to whether your machine will run FSX

< http://gameadvisor.futuremark.com/gameadvisor/service/game_scan.jsp >
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