..its difficult to find reliable information of what to expect for the configuration
foroz wrote:Tks for the your replies - I'm not a techie person, its difficult to find reliable information of what to expect for the configuration
OK then, here goes..
The machine is OK for Gimp, especially if it was the only application you were running while working with the graphics files..
However, if you want a machine/computer power to grow on..
http://xplanescenery.blogspot.com/2006/ ... -vram.html
- Look for a mainboard that supports more RAM, and they can get pretty high these days
--say up to ?
- Change your graphics card for the fastest you can buy
---again with a fair amount of onboard RAM (VRAM), such as ?
If I haven't already lost everyone, you could say:A specific application (xplane), but it tells the story..
max framerate = bus bandwidth / (working set - VRAM )
So faster bus = faster framerate, and more VRAM = faster framerate. (Math sticklers might ask - if VRAM = working set, is framerate infinite? No...but this equation tells us that if the entire working set fits in VRAM and thus you are not limited by the card fetching data. Other limits on the card will limit your framerate. But this doesn't happen so often as X-Plane's working set on a high-end card with nice settings can be hundreds of MB.)
So...on the old cards if you ran out of VRAM, the sim's framerate really tanked - it could fall down to 2 or 3 fps. But modern machines have much faster graphics busses, so as you run out of VRAM, the framerate get slower but is not totally unusable, becaues the graphics bus can keep up.) Finally you likely would want to use the 64bit version of the OS to make use of as much RAM (memory) as you can possibly use ..http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mot ... #anchor_os
--example of a large capacity ($$$) mainboard for Intel processor..max memory 24GB