Stop contradicting me!
As long as you say incorrect things, you can expect being counterdicted. If you can't accept being counterdicted, just stop posting.
My video card is not good. It has crappy load times.
Your card it's more than enough for FS9, and the video card doesn't affect load times at all. If you want to cut your load times, buy an SSD drive.
The new one is like 200mHz faster on the GPU processor
This would help running more complex shaders in the last generation games like Crysis 2, but FS9 will not benefit that much.
and like 1GHz faster on the memory clock
This will also help with the above, and a bit for the fill rate IF you are trying to drive very large monitors, or possibly multiple monitors.
and having spoken to a guy who spent last decade of his life customizing PCs for FS, I think he'd know if a better GPU will boost my *overall* performance
We do professional Flight sim developement for far longer than your friend build PCs, and of course I've built PCs even before that so, try again next time, because someone that build PCs can't possibly have the same level of expertise of someone that write the software you are going to run on them AND build PCs for years too.
and my CPU cannot be upgraded at this time due to cost (as next one up is very expensive)!
This is an entirely different issue, which obviously doesn't have anything to do the fact that FS9 would be better server by a faster (clock speed) CPU, rather than upgrading to a better video card, which FS9 won't use much.
But yes, with a newer video card, you'll get probably better fps in Crysis 2...
So how fast is this E8000 considering I have a current *AMD* system? Not that I'm planning on downgrading my proceessor!
I haven't said the E8400 is automatically better than YOUR processor. I simply said that, seeing another user getting very good results using a fairly old cpu like the E8400, but with a good clock speed, just PROVES my point that FS9 doesn't really need a new processor optimized for multicore, but it can work with any cpu that has a fast clock. So yes, even if your cpu is more modern, you are not getting any benefit in FS9, which is what I've was saying all along.
You are trying everything kind of explanation, because you don't want to accept the sad reality which is:
- You will not see great benefits using a better video card, which might be the easiest upgrade, because FS9 doesn't have a graphic engine advanced enough that it would require more GPU power (shaders, materials, etc.)
- You can't update your CPU because it would be too expensive, and FS9 wouldn't use a modern multi-core optimized system.
The problem, as I've said from the start, it's FS9, that's plain simple.
This because FS9 doesn't SCALE well with any hardware you throw at it. Feel free to waste your money on a new video card, unless you are interested in other games, you will only see *marginal* benefits in FS9. I anticipate you'll see a good fps increase in SPARSE areas, were you don't need it, and very few gains on the most complex sceneries, which are usually the reason why one would want to update the hardware.