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PMDG plans to release 737 line for MSFS in 2021!

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    PMDG plans to release 737 line for MSFS in 2021!

    Exciting news from Robert Randazzo re: the 'all-new' 737 line for MSFS. Happy to hear this was a brand-new coding effort in lieu of traditional 'porting' of existing code to a different sim platform. Happily a relationship has formed between PMDG and Asobo in which a symbiotic exchange of ideas and issues has produced meaningful progress in resolving technical issues which were blocking the 73's birthing process within MSFS. As a person who spent 800+ hours flying 737-800 in FSX and P3D, I am beyond happy to learn that my favorite airframe is 'on the way' in Microsoft Flight Simulator. To say "I can't wait" is to understate it. Of course once the aircraft arrives, I will be highly motivated to upgrade my PC and other hardware to show and run it in all its glory. Thanks (in advance) to PMDG!
    Robert McDonald
    Retired - California

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    Good luck finding the hardware for your computer upgrade. I've been looking for several months, but no luck.
    Pete L.

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      Originally posted by Pete L. View Post
      Good luck finding the hardware for your computer upgrade. I've been looking for several months, but no luck.
      Finding most hardware isn't a problem it's mostly finding a GPU for a reasonable price and in-stock.
      Yoshi Elder

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        Originally posted by Yoshua View Post

        Finding most hardware isn't a problem it's mostly finding a GPU for a reasonable price and in-stock.
        You're right, and of course what is reasonable is nowhere near true MSRP from NVidia (for example). I found NewEgg in California has a computer assembly service where you spec out a machine then they assemble it. This is mandatory if you want to obtain a current gen NVidia card like a 3070 or 3080. Also Corsair's custom-build division (OriginPC) has availability of the 3000-series Nvidia cards and will even build custom cooling loops with dual radiators. The Origin PC stuff is real nice but very pricey. Prebuilt PCs are another way to obtain Nvidia current-gen cards, but the quality of the build can vary greatly and sometimes not in a good way. I would recommend Corsair Vengeance A7200 series prebuilts, a 16gb 5800x AMD with 3070 card is on sale for 2399 USD which is pricey but they are nicely assembled and have a 2- year warranty from Corsair. They have models with 32gb and 3080 and even 3090 gpus prices scale up very rapidly for those higher end cards. Cooling becomes and issue as the 3080 is 320 watts Thermal Design Profile (TDP) and the 3090 is 350 watts in the standard (Non-Ti) models. FYI, the laptop edition of the 3000 series cards do NOT have the same core-count nor clock speed as their desktop counterparts. This results in an almost 50% performance drop for laptops according to this YouTube reveal video. If you've been dreaming of a fast laptop being equal to a comparable desktop this video is an eye-opener for sure! Running the laptop piece at the same thermals as the desktop would result in system meltdown methinks!
         
        Robert McDonald
        Retired - California

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