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April 9th, 2010, 09:01
I would like to know which of my video cards works better with fsx. The cards I have are a asus 4850 and a evga 8800gt. The specs for both cards say 512mb. I am using a foxcon p45a moterboard along with 4gigs of memory and a e8500 cpu. I have been reading on the internet that a lot of fsx users like nivda over radeon. Vista 64bit is my os.

April 9th, 2010, 14:54
The ATI 4850 and 8800GT are just about even up on speed. You may experience more color and clarity with the ATI, with the 8800GT with Nhancer (you must use nHancer) you will experience less tearing of fine lines (also known as jaggies). ATI's tearing is noticeable more in the cockpit on certain models. I have used both and like both. My wife uses an HIS ATI 4850OC and I do love the colors the ATI produces. But in FSX I prefer the Nvidia.
Remember I said I prefer...it is probably split down the middle in the community at large. You would have to tear Harleyman's ATI card out of his cold dead hands. LOL
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April 9th, 2010, 16:37
You can have my $500.00 ATI 4870X2 Card...

But I'm keeping the little 3850 .....LOL

FSX on my rig HATES that dual GPU 4870X1 Card

April 10th, 2010, 05:07
Dual GPU's and dual video cards just don't seem to do much for most flight sims. I've been real happy with my 8800GT - 512MB. Mine is from Zotac and it was a factory overclocked version.

July 13th, 2010, 08:42
Hi txnetcop

Took your advice and purchased Nvidia 470 superclocked. All I can say is, OMG! :jump:


CPU: Intel Core i7 920 running @ 3.6Ghtz
CPU Cooling: Stock Intel HS&F
Motherboard: Intel DX58SO Extreme
RAM: 3 x 2GB G.Skill 1333MHz DDR3 HP Triple Channel
Graphics:EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 625mhz SuperClocked
Sound: Creative SBX-Fi Audio [1000]
Monitor: Samsung 21" 2443BW LCD
Primary Hard Drive: Western Digital 150GB VelociRaptor SATA2
Secondary Hard Drive: Old Western Digital 74GB Raptor
Optical Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW 216BK SATA
Power Supply: Seasonic 700W M12
Case: Antec 900

July 13th, 2010, 10:50
If you need to fine tune it go to Nick N's site at simviation he has a full section of how to set up the GTX470/480. Awesome video card!!!! That will be my Christmas present to me some day! I'm just happy I get to play with them at TechCorp!

July 14th, 2010, 08:59
Yep, I have that Nvidia 470. FSX runs very smooth.

July 15th, 2010, 13:52
I'm wondering how the GTX 460will run FSX. Im looking at the Palit 1GB overclocked model.