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    Approach-Medium - Yes, it is the combination that...

    Approach-Medium - Yes, it is the combination that counts and a weak component dependency can easily degrade the potential performance of a high-end device.
    To answer your last question, I regularly...
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    rcwarner1953 - SSDs will not affect video...

    rcwarner1953 - SSDs will not affect video framerates, but they will vastly improve disk i/o to perceptibly speed up the loading and reading of T:ANE database files, route and session start-up times...
  3. Thread: Windows 10

    by PC_Ace
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    Without doubt, Windows 10 is the best ever...

    Without doubt, Windows 10 is the best ever variant of Windows OS so far to date and easily the most accomplished gaming platform out there.
    It is faster and more secure than Windows 7 and 8.1, so in...
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    Mick_Berg - Good one! Thanks for keeping us up to...

    Mick_Berg - Good one! Thanks for keeping us up to date with your upgrade path and experiences. Appreciated.
    Looks like your very cost-effective component swap-out has paid off handsomely.
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    It's quite easy really. Either: Copy T:ANE...

    It's quite easy really.
    Either:
    Copy T:ANE lock, stock and barrel from your existing machine to an external drive. Ensure that the copy includes your User Data folders wherever that may reside....
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    Mick_Berg - You'll need to carefully read the...

    Mick_Berg - You'll need to carefully read the fine print on those links I provided above to make a final decision.

    I noticed that the 4 core/ 4 threads Athlon X4 760X is shown as supported on the...
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    Shouldn't, since you're not changing the socket...

    Shouldn't, since you're not changing the socket or mobo.
    T:ANE SP2 frequently uses more than 2 active cores and there are other benefits for driving your GPU with extra cores/ threads as well.
    A...
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    Suggest use these links to make an informed...

    Suggest use these links to make an informed decision.
    You can also generate a side-by-side comparison from either page shown here:
    ...
  9. Yes - you can set very realistic weather effects...

    Yes - you can set very realistic weather effects using the Environmental Settings menu in Trainz: A New Era.
    Earlier versions of Trainz had similar, but not so effective tools - for creating...
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    Recent Gaming Laptops Reviews

    Though I use laptops for business presentations and the like, my preference is to use high-powered, well-cooled desktop PCs of my own creation for gaming.
    Even so, many people on these forums prefer...
  11. At 1080p, an Asus Strix OC GTX 1070 coupled with...

    At 1080p, an Asus Strix OC GTX 1070 coupled with a fast modern i7 delivers excellent performance in T:ANE SP2 with all the shadows and wicks turned up and a draw distance of 15000m. Framerates are...
  12. Thread: Memory question

    by PC_Ace
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    The maximum physical system RAM utilisation I've...

    The maximum physical system RAM utilisation I've ever seen (in T:ANE) was just recently in a simple test session in 'Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland 2014 TANE' which I created in SP2 beta build 88125,...
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    Love those Asus motherboards! You'll find the...

    Love those Asus motherboards! You'll find the step up to 16Gb RAM from 8 very worthwhile (and noticeable) in T:ANE.
    Some busy routes I'm using at the moment go to between 11 and 12 Gb of DDR4 RAM...
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    Again - too many variables to make informed...

    Again - too many variables to make informed comment here - 'Online GTA framerates' without context and settings parameters used irrelevant and totally unhelpful.
    Stick to T:ANE performance and known...
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    Railhead001 - Excellent - I'm absolutely certain...

    Railhead001 - Excellent - I'm absolutely certain that you'll notice a significant difference in performance from the old AMD FX-6300! :)
    Keep us informed of your experience when it's all brought...
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    So many variables that might account for this...

    So many variables that might account for this type of discrepancy...
    Whose benchmarks? What was their test-rig configuration/ specifications?
    GPU Clock speed, Boost and memory speed;
    Detail &...
  17. Windows 10 ver. 1703 Build 15063.332

    Windows 10 ver. 1703 Build 15063.332
  18. Survival or revival of Appalachian Coal? How the railroads are coping...

    Here's an interesting current-state-of-play article for the railroad historians out there...
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    Reckon replacing an older motherboard and CPU...

    Reckon replacing an older motherboard and CPU with a more potent CPU and chipset when other existing components (such as RAM and Video Cards are up-to-date and supportive) is still a valid and very...
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    Railhead001 - There's a huge difference in IO...

    Railhead001 - There's a huge difference in IO performance between the Intel i7 7600 and AMD FX 6300 which will mean it will feed your competent GTX 1060 much more reliably.
    T:ANE SP2 makes better...
  21. Dang! Sorry to hear that. Suggest you post this...

    Dang! Sorry to hear that. Suggest you post this message in the TS12 forum for greater and more specific exposure to knowledgeable TS12 Build users there.
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    You can always edit your forum settings...

    You can always edit your forum settings preferences here: https://forums.auran.com/trainz/profile.php?do=editoptions
    Check that you have full WYSIWYG set to 'On'.
  23. pitmilly - You will be pleasantly surprised about...

    pitmilly - You will be pleasantly surprised about the enormous strides made by Windows OS in its current guise as version 10, the Creators Edition.
    The performance of PCs, particularly in gaming, is...
  24. Thread: TANE Upgrade

    by PC_Ace
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    gds - Concur with malikrthr - You would indeed...

    gds - Concur with malikrthr - You would indeed see a quantum leap in performance with such a replacement card for your current ATI HD7770.
    Here are some 3D PassMark comparisons for your...
  25. Thread: Mac or Pc

    by PC_Ace
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    Trainz runs well on both Macs and Windows. Which...

    Trainz runs well on both Macs and Windows. Which is best really is determined by the system specs and resources available to Trainz - and particularly the power of the graphics processor in your Mac...
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