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FSX and CPU usage isn't all that impressive , primarily it uses 4 cores after SP2 but all 6 cores sometimes, but most of the the time it won't. I think I've seen it using all the other cores fully when loading scenery and other things in the beginning.on top of that i use REX biggrin.gif where AMD's weakpoint gets showcased *single core performance*

I am using 5 cores , though my chip can be unlocked to six and be overclocked to a decent amount but I still kept it 5 with an affinity mask of 62 so I guess the core 0 will be used by fibre as they say in the FSX world. But I have noticed sometimes it uses the last 4 cores. And to the performance with certain tweaks and Shader mod for the clouds for ATI cards I get the lows of 14-15 and highs to the 30s, not using any add ons except Nl2000.
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Don't let the fact that you already have an AMD motherboard picked out cement your decision between what your processor options are.
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Don't let the fact that you already have an AMD motherboard picked out cement your decision between what your processor options are.

I think the issue is that he already owns an AM3+ board, and is on a budget.
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Don't let the fact that you already have an AMD motherboard picked out cement your decision between what your processor options are.

My options in the cpu department would not be too much, even if I upgrade to lets say an i5 2500k that would still cost around $240 + lets say $200 for a Z68 motherboard as the price are high here in India compared to the US or Europe. And this is just a review if it is applicable to use the FX on my desktop plainly for flightsim.
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I think the issue is that he already owns an AM3+ board, and is on a budget.

This.
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Hi

I'm an avid FSX user with all sorts of addons and X-Plane 10 user too, I have both a 2600K @4.6Ghz and a FX-8350 @4.6Ghz both running the same flightsims, I have always had a soft spot for AMD and decided to see how it goes with the FlightSims. I can tell you now there is no comparison no matter how I would have loved the AMD to be up there with my other machine 2600K it doesn't even come close to the Intel, its a far superior CPU for Flight Simulation and really there isn't much out there other than the two mentioned.

The fact that FSX doesn't utilize multicore efficiently but does rely heavily IPC it really shows the shortcomings of the AMD FX series CPU. I own both machines so I'm no fanboy but if you want to sim the Intel is far superior its not even a little difference its substantial frames wise the minimum frames under heavy scenery are almost double over the FX CPU with FSX but the difference the X-Plane 10 is not as big but still flies much smoother on the Intel CPU.

Like I said the fact I own both CPU's and love my flight Sims I can tell you now Intel for FSX and X-Plane 10 is a much better experience.
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Hey thanks jnrjim67 , I think I will go ahead with an i5 3xxx something.
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So FX is out of my menu plainly for flight simming, but I will never part with my 960t or the X3 they are serving very well. Intel here I come.
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Hi ironmaiden

Yep for Flight Simulation the FX CPU is not great other games are fine compared to both machines but FSX falls way short, If you can get an i5 'K' unlocked over the i3 CPU that's even better the higher its clocked the smoother FSX is especially when you add all the scenery add-ons.

I also found with Intel 2600k from stock clocks to overclocked settings FSX really was much better and smoother most other games don't benefit that much when overclocking but with FSX its certainly does, its very CPU bound.

Anyway good luck with whatever you choose I'm sure you will have fun either way.
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I am planning on an i5 3570k.
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