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Most demanding gaming program? #5346162 02/10/20 01:48 PM
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Is it safe to that a good flight simulator is probably the most demanding you can get for a gaming computer?

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Note even close. FPS games are generally the most demanding because users demand high levels of ground level detail with realistic levels of special effects. Ex, PUBG, COD, Battlefield series, etc.

Flight Sims just don't require the same level of detail.


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Anything modern can be extremely demanding if you turn the settings up high enough. Most new games with realistic scenery will really hit a system hard. Why do you ask?


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From a graphics point of view.

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If you are in a dogfight the sharp turning, descending/climbing and power changes I thought would be the max. demand on a system.

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The old benchmark used to be Crysis, but I'm sure that's been long usurped by something even more demanding. Typically, flight sims, as others noted, are on the light end of the demand scale with heavy detail FPS games being on the other.


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Re: Most demanding gaming program? [Re: jayjr1105] #5346203 02/10/20 02:13 PM
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I'm thinking of setting up an Ok gaming system for a Flight Sim. Not gonna break the bank.
I saw the other thread asking about a gaming build and I got to thinking that maybe the flight sim. is most demanding

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Many years ago I had one of the Microsoft Flight sims and the sim would buffer if I got too busy on the controls. Nothing else I had would caused that with the system.

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Not sure where I've seen the tests, but most true simulators are very CPU intensive. Graphics are usually not all that demanding when compared to FPS games.


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Originally Posted by cjcride
I'm thinking of setting up an Ok gaming system for a Flight Sim. Not gonna break the bank.
I saw the other thread asking about a gaming build and I got to thinking that maybe the flight sim. is most demanding


Not so much, no. Mostly because a lot of modern FPS/milsim games include flight simulation ***as a sub-function*** to support the combat. All while rendering many more objects (including hypersonic projectiles and particle weapons) at much higher resolution in real time.

Back in ancient times when dinosaurs like the IBM PS/2 roamed the earth, flightsims were more demanding than the bitmap-heavy FPS, but that hasn't been the case since the 90s/00s. FPS have far and away ruled the roost in graphics horsepower requirements for about two decades now.

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Would agree fps is most demanding.. also
many fps games if competitive are played at high refresh 144hz+

Flight sim is fine at a steady 60fps.

for example cs:go while relatively light as far as fps games go can be demanding if you are playing it at 240hz

On the other hand if I had a flight sim I might want a 28" 4k monitor which is 4x as demanding as 1080p.
or at least 1440p


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Originally Posted by cjcride
I'm thinking of setting up an Ok gaming system for a Flight Sim. Not gonna break the bank.
I saw the other thread asking about a gaming build and I got to thinking that maybe the flight sim. is most demanding

See the pcpartpicker link I posted in the other thread. Was around $625 for the system that was no slouch.


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If I was building a desktop PC for gaming I would build for PC VR gaming. That opens the door to some uber cool gaming (VR), plus a VR ready system will run non-VR games that have serious system stressing demands very smoothly. Some of the high end video cards today blow my mind. Numerous cooling fans, double or triple boards, I'm surprised the house lights don't flicker or dim when the user powers-on some of these hardcore gaming and VR ready desktop PC's !!!

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