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NVidia Surround Resolutions and 3D Support

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Hi all my first post here and sorry haven't read every post in this thread but was wondering if nvidia surround resolutions and 3D are supported in this sim like they are in FSX? I fly in 3DVS now and can not give that up. I also would be flying the dodosim 206 and other choppers so I need to know if this sim has built in choppers and whether or not they are realistic to fly unlike the default FSX choppers? Any issue with 3rd party USB controllers etc that I should know about. Thank you so much in advance!

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Hi all my first post here and sorry haven't read every post

 

Welcome to AVSIM.  I split your post off of the long thread as I think this is a good question and deserves a separate title.

 

Best regards,

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Surround - It's the same but different.. How you set it up etc is exactly the same as FSX

 

How the game actually handles it is different though.. Where  in FSX the FPS lost between a single monitor and spanning across three was negligible at best because all the work was on the CPU.. Now that a lot of the work was moved to the GPU in Prepar3D spanning across three monitors is a definite significant performance hit.  I have my FPS set to unlimited in P3D and capped at 30 externally.. If I load my KPHL save it opens up to a solid 30FPS on a single monitor.. If I open that same save in surround it is 15 FPS..  I also jump from about 1.5GB of VRAM used to 1.7GB of VRAM used..  And my GPU load is at 99%... So.. Yeah..  If surround was flyable for you on FSX.. You might be in for a rude awaking with V2.. 

 

3D - No idea 

 

Helicopters - No default copters, and haven't tried to use FSX one in the game...  So I can't answer that either..

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Great info thanks styckx! I figured that would be the case from what I have gleened out there myself. I have 760SLI so I am ok on the gaphics front I think. If I can run Battlefield 4 with all settings maxed at 50fps then hopefully I can do the same with Prepar3d. ;) Interesting to see what kind of issues I get with 3D though.

 

Does the sim come with any aircraft at all? I don't know what to expect as far as default aircraft and terrain.

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Great info thanks styckx! I figured that would be the case from what I have gleened out there myself. I have 760SLI so I am ok on the gaphics front I think. If I can run Battlefield 4 with all settings maxed at 50fps then hopefully I can do the same with Prepar3d. ;) Interesting to see what kind of issues I get with 3D though.

 

Does the sim come with any aircraft at all? I don't know what to expect as far as default aircraft and terrain.

 

Your 760s should be flyable..  v2 doesn't support SLI yet.. Hopefully soon, LM are working on it. My 680 (I have SLI also) is flyable in surround if I dial it back a bit.. Running SGSSAA @ 5760x1080 isn't helping much either.  :lol:

 

Default aircraft list is here: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/427141-p3d-default-aircraft-list/#entry2860702

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I run P3D with 2 GTX580 in surround mode (5760*1080). I have the most sliders in the "normal" position, no internal shadows and have stable (internal fixed) 30 FPS. In some areas it dropps to 25-26 but I have to look at the FPS counter to realize it.  P3D runs very smooth also with less FPS.

 

No idea what this would mean in 3D.

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Just a quick followup. I just realized P3D does come with a Chopper.. the Robinson R-22.. 

 

Shows you how much I pay attention to choopers.. :)

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