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    What PC do I need?

    This is nonsense. “i5 class” is meaningless; there are far too many variations. 6 GB GTX 1050 doesn’t even exist. ATI branding hasn’t existed for a long time now. This is the correct answer.
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    [MOD] Hakenkreuz (Swastika) on Awards and Flags

    Looks like this mod needs a rework. Ideally, all the photos in career would be modified as well.
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    Upgrade my pc

    That’s exactly what I said in my first post. Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong with pointing out that faster options do exist.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Upgrade my pc

    Nobody is denying that Ryzen processors offer great performance for the price. However, not everybody cares about that value. Some people just want the best performance, and Intel Core clearly wins in that respect. At least for now.
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    Upgrade my pc

    There is no included cooler with the 8350K. Anyway, the fact remains that Intel CPUs can achieve the highest performance in Il-2 by a large margin. Nevertheless, the value of Ryzen is more important to some.
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Upgrade my pc

    OP explicitly asked whether Intel CPUs are better for the game. It would be unfair to hide it. Almost 10%, plus much larger gains through overclocking. Besides, the i3 certainly isn’t usually more expensive. You really don’t need expensive coolers or high-end VRMs for basic overclocking.
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    Upgrade my pc

    The trend continues across the lineup. The i3-8350K at 2341 and i5-8400 at 2335 beat all Ryzens. That all depends on your intended use. Never did I say that OP should get an Intel CPU. I only brought up the issue because someone might be curious why the otherwise excellent Ryzen CPUs aren’t ideal for gaming despite their high thread counts.
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    Upgrade my pc

    It’s better than FX, of course, but FX was atrocious. In PassMark Single Thread, for example, the highest Ryzen scores 2224 compared to Intel’s 2900. In Il-2, this difference is vital for VR performance. Again, none of this matters for a midrange build where value is more important than maximum performance.
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    Upgrade my pc

    Yes, the Ryzen 5 2600 is a reasonable choice when paired with a mid-range graphics card like the 1060. Ryzens don’t have the best performance in Il-2 due to poor single-thread performance. However, that’s largely irrelevant at this price point, as low-end Intel options won’t be much better.
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    Laptop for Flying Circus

    It's possible that aggressive CPU thermal throttling is the problem. If the GPU 3D graph in the 'Performance' tab of Task Manager doesn't stay close to 100% while playing Il-2, you'll know that poor CPU performance is slowing you down. If so, there may be a few changes that can help, but it's not guaranteed. Texture size is controlled by the graphics settings in the game. The laptop is unsuitable for VR in Il-2. In fact, even some of the most powerful gaming laptops will struggle to achieve good results. Again, it's largely down to the CPU-bound situation.
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    New build upcoming - some questions

    It really depends on the resolution of the monitor. Close to 4K, even the strongest cards will be pushed to their limits. You’ll want the best graphics card you can get as well as adaptive sync technology. At more moderate resolutions, e.g., 2560x1440, the game isn’t all that difficult to run. There, a snooth experience with vsync and 60 fps will be achievable with something like a Vega 56. Yes, you will be CPU-bound at times, but it’s far from catastrophic. The 4690 is still an adequate CPU for monitor use. It works just fine. The only problem is that AMD does not offer any cards that compete with high-end Nvidia models. However, that doesn’t mean that AMD cards are poor choices at their price points.
  12. Be careful with this. The frequency is not a reliable indicator of performance. When possible, most CPUs will boost to a frequency much higher than the base. Try to find the exact model and look up benchmarks. High-end CPUs with more cores will often have lower base frequencies despite being stronger in real-world performance. The good news is that all three desktops that you mentioned are adequate for Il-2. This is probably the best value. SSD is necessary for quality of life. 16 GB of RAM is nice even if it's not strictly necessary. Although the exact model isn't listed, Ryzen 7 processors are usually better than Ryzen 5s due to higher boost frequencies and additional cores.
  13. Of course, but what I meant is that a particular CPU/memory/graphics combination will have the same performance no matter the marketing. OP seemed to be afraid of "gaming" computers, which might not be justified when looking for a basic Il-2 machine.
  14. First, don't worry about "gaming" marketing nonsense; all the components inside are the same whether it's a gaming computer or office machine. Fortunately, the requirements for Il-2 on a 1920x1080 monitor aren't that high. You'll need to make sure the computer has the following components for good performance at fairly high settings: 8 GB of RAM GTX 1050 or equivalent graphics card (use benchmark sites such as UserBench to compare different GPUs) CPU that scores at least around 1800 on this benchmark Yes. That would actually run the game very well.
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    GPU upgrade no effect in VR

    It certainly is. Take a look at these benchmark results. Il-2 is CPU-bound. The i5-4570 is awful because it only reaches 3.6 GHz and therefore has poor single thread performance.