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Hello,

I was looking at purchasing this laptop from Best Buy soon:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+S...&skuId=9718877

Anyways, would that be enough to run Microsoft Flight Simulator X? I hear that MFSX is very CPU intensive, which makes me think that's not enough. If that won't run MFSX, do you think it would be powerful enough to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 or 2002, at least?

Thanks, in advance.
Edited by superjames1992 - 6/9/10 at 8:30pm
post #2 of 24
link doesnt work...

it can probably run it no matter what video card it has, but unless its an integrated card from 2006 or later, or a dedicated card from 2004 or later, it wont get reasonable frames.

to use high settings youll probably need a dedicated card from 2007 or later or an integrated card from 2009ish or later.
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Barely, my PC can't even run it properly.

Might run it on LOW settings, but meh, try FS 2004 instead.
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the link is dead, but i noticed it was a core i7 processor from the link, so in that case yes, it can run fsx since its a very new laptop
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post #5 of 24
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Sorry about the link guys. Google Chrome always seems to screw up Best Buy links for some reason. Anyways, here's the correct link:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+S...&skuId=9718877

Thanks for the responses so far. I saw that it was an i7 processor, which made me jump for it, but I'm not sure if the RAM (4 GB) or 1.6 GHz (boosts to 2.8 GHz) processor speed will be enough.
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Might run it on LOW settings, but meh, try FS 2004 instead.
This. My sigrig does about 1.5 FPS with all settings maxed on FSX...
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I believe the 4570 will be the determining factor. Is that powerful enough? I don't own the game so I can't help.
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This. My sigrig does about 1.5 FPS with all settings maxed on FSX...
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I believe the 4570 will be the determining factor. Is that powerful enough? I don't own the game so I can't help.
hopefully that explains it for you..
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This. My sigrig does about 1.5 FPS with all settings maxed on FSX...
Well SLI and XFire don't help FPS in FSX, they actually decrease the FPS. My sig rig with 3 monitors (5040x1050) and UTX, and a whole butt load of scenery packs I get average of 25FPS. But my cpu is at 2.8GHz because I'm to lazy to re-overclock it since I reset cmos.

As for the laptop, doubt it.
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he can run it on minimum settings pretty well i bet.

it just wont look to perty...
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