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Il-2 1946 and 8th gen i7 processors
« on: August 01, 2018, 11:40:20 AM »

Hello. I'm about to buy a new rig, and the best option I have for my budget is this machine:

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Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U (1.8 GHz, up to 4 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0, 4 cores/8 threads, 8MB Cache)
RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, 4GB DDR5
Storage: 1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD

As Il-2 1946 is a very old engine that runs on a single core only, can I trust that Il-2 will benefit from the single core turbo speed of 4GHz? I really not confident in this processor low stock clock. ll-2 1946 can handle well with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0?

Thanks for advice.



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Re: Il-2 1946 and 8th gen i7 processors
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 01:00:57 AM »

Both are fine.
The i7-8550U performs very well despite it's low clock rate.
It's faster in every regard than my trusty i5-2500K, both multi-core and single threaded, and that i5 of mine runs both IL-2 1946 and Battle of Stalingrad just fine.

The graphics card is good enough for IL-2 1946 and will run the game in OpenGL perfect mode at good frame rates, even with reasonable anti aliasing and anisotropic filtering applied.
It will be on the edge for newer games like IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad though, where you will only be able to use medium settings and no AA/AF at all.
It's slightly below the level of a desktop GTX 750 GPU in that regard, albeit with more RAM.

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