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Thread: Sandy Bridge 2500k 2600k FSX FPS Performance

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    Post Sandy Bridge 2500k 2600k FSX FPS Performance

    This tread to collect any and all information on Sandy Bridge 2500k and 2600k FSX FPS Performance and Benchmarks. Im sure those of you that have seen the recent benchmarks on this processor must be drawling at the potential for this processor in flight sim applications which is very CPU intensive.

    It will be great if the Sandy Bridge 2600k becomes the first processor to run FSX on ultra high with everything maxed and enabled with 25+ FPS minimum, something not even the 980x seems to be able to archive.

    So if you own one, are testing one, or find a great review that benchmarks this processor with FSX please post it up

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    Here are some links to good reviews and more info on Sandy Bridge:

    Bit-tech review
    Guru3D review
    How to overclock the i5-2500K
    AnandTech review
    Best Memory for Sandy Bridge

    Setting up FSX and how to tune it right for XP/Vista & Windows7

    FSX budget rig: i5-2300 @ 2.8GHz, P67, 2x2GB DDR3, Nvidia GTX250, 500W psu, W7 64bit
    FSX high-end rig: i7-2600K o'cd @ 4.2GHz+, Noctua hsf, P67, 2x4GB DDR3
    C8@1866MHz, Nvidia GTX570 or ATi 6xxx, 750W psu, W7 64bit
    FSX don't do: Install in default folder (use C:/FSX or better yet D:/FSX); use ATi 4xxx or older gpu's; SLI/CrossFire; RAID

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    Core i7 2600K @ 4.8 GHz
    asus P8P67-D
    Corsair Dominator GT 2133 GHz
    EVGA GTX 260
    WD Velociraptor 600 GB
    Enermax Galaxy 1000W
    Swiftech MCR 220 Drive/ apogee XT
    Windows 7 HP - 64bit
    Flight Simulator X Gold (pristine)
    FSX Mark07, Global High Cfg: 87.477 fps avg.
    FSX Mark07, Max Cfg: 24.213 fps avg.
    Last edited by HLJames; 27th January 2011 at 07:06 AM. Reason: update memorys & retest

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    Quote Originally Posted by HLJames View Post
    Core i7 2600K @ 4.8 GHz
    asus P8P67-D
    Corsair Dominator GT 2133 GHz
    EVGA GTX 260
    WD Velociraptor 600 GB
    Enermax Galaxy 1000W
    Swiftech MCR 220 Drive/ apogee XT
    Windows 7 HP - 64bit
    Flight Simulator X Gold (pristine)
    FSX Mark07, Global High Cfg: 87.477 fps avg.
    FSX Mark07, Max Cfg: 24.213 fps avg.
    hi there, i saw your results here.. pretty impressive..

    I'm curious.. the global high cfg.. i think that is a little different settings wise than the sliders on this thread? http://www.flightsimworld.com/forums...owtopic=140426

    For instance, i ran mine with anisotropic and got around 68fps on my i7 950 at 4ghz (ati 5850 gpu)..

    I have orbx ftx NA installed.. so i had to go into ftx central and change the mode from north america to fsx default.. this gave me more consistent results with everyone else.. Do you have ftx installed.. did you switch to default if so?

    Any chance you could run the test using the sliders on that thread?

    I'm weighing whether its worth switching to the 2600k or not, from the i7 950 at 4ghz.. i suspect possibly it is... seattle is the killer for frames.. and other areas similar to that, though otherwise inbetween i'm at 40+ fps.. but i'd like to be able to add some AI etc as well and crank it from 80% quality to 100%

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    I am the proud owner of a new Dell laptop that is equipped with the Sandy bridge, 2nd Gen Core i7 2630 and an nVidia GT555M. So far, my framerates average out at around 25fps. I can't complain as she runs FSX without fail, not to mention the laptop doesn't get wicked hot like my last one.
    Jim M.
    Official Drunken Pilot

    System:
    Dell XPS L702X
    2nd Gen Intel Core i7 2630 @ 2.0 to 2.9ghz
    6gb 1333 RAM
    nVidia GT555M 3gb w/Optimus
    17" TL 1600x900 LED
    128gb Kingston SSD
    640gb Toshiba 7200rpm HDD
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    "why don't you go in the back and make us some Old Fashions my boy!" -Jim Backus

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    Default FSX & Sandy Bridge performance

    I'm running FSX with Acceleration and averaging excellent FPS. I followed Nicks tuning guide at the following site http://www.simforums.com/Forums/topic29041_page1.html

    I'm averaging in cities such as KLAX 30+FPS with sliders set as per Nicks guide. Away from large cities or over ocean the FPS can go over 100 FPS. This motherboard and processor is amazing. The motherboard was selected as best buy on Toms Hardware site. Purchased mine as a DIY from Newegg for a total of $816.00 out the door. Not going to need to upgrade for quite some time. If your interested in a new processor for FSX/Gaming stick with the i5 vs i7. The price vs performance is far better with the i5 2500K than the i7. The only extra with the i7 is the addition of Hyperthreading (useless in gaming).

    My hardware is as follows:

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 (Fully updated)
    Rosewill Challenger Mid tower (Black)
    Core i5 2500K (non clocked)
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard (BIOS F8)
    8GB G-Skills Ripjaws DDR3
    XFX HD Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 256bit PCI-e (CCC-11.9)
    Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Gamer
    Seagate SATA-3 1TB 7200RPM (OS Drive)
    Hitachi SATA-2 1TB 7200RPM (Game drive)
    LG Blue Ray Writer
    Antec 650 watt PSU

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    I'm running FSX with Acceleration and averaging excellent FPS. I followed Nicks tuning guide at the following site http://www.simforums.com/Forums/topic29041_page1.html

    I'm averaging in cities such as KLAX 30+FPS with sliders set as per Nicks guide. Away from large cities or over ocean the FPS can go over 100 FPS. This motherboard and processor is amazing. The motherboard was selected as best buy on Toms Hardware site. Purchased mine as a DIY from Newegg for a total of $816.00 out the door. Not going to need to upgrade for quite some time. If your interested in a new processor for FSX/Gaming stick with the i5 vs i7. The price vs performance is far better with the i5 2500K than the i7. The only extra with the i7 is the addition of Hyperthreading (useless in gaming).

    My hardware is as follows:

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 (Fully updated)
    Rosewill Challenger Mid tower (Black)
    Core i5 2500K (non clocked)
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard (BIOS F8)
    8GB G-Skills Ripjaws DDR3
    XFX HD Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 256bit PCI-e (CCC-11.9)
    Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Gamer
    Seagate SATA-3 1TB 7200RPM (OS Drive)
    Hitachi SATA-2 1TB 7200RPM (Game drive)
    LG Blue Ray Writer
    Antec 650 watt PSU

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