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Since NV seems to have gone out of fashion, does anyone care to offer up suggestions as to what setting are best in the Nvidia control panel for P3D V2.4?

 

Sorry if I am behind the curve. This stuff is a bit out there for me LOL.

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Since NV seems to have gone out of fashion, does anyone care to offer up suggestions as to what setting are best in the Nvidia control panel for P3D V2.4?

 

Sorry if I am behind the curve. This stuff is a bit out there for me LOL

 

I would read up on what Steve has to offer as its always excellent - funny you asked this question here are my settings that I use for backup and work very well - I had to use these on this new 344.48 driver as I was getting a panning stutter using the regular control panel settings (I will revisit this as it might just be P3D settling in and a result of a new cfg file rebuild) - I did not have to use these settings with the hack laptop driver - I prefer not to use NI anymore just not needed on my monitor (2560x1440) and a much more refined P3D - hope it helps

 

***** I am not using DSR - I have found it not necessary on my monitor due to the high native resolution I would assume - seems 1080 users are digging it 

 

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Thanks for your support, Rich. Keep well Brother. *****Yes me too, It's a step too far on bigger monitors.

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Thanks for your support, Rich. Keep well Brother. *****Yes me too, It's a step too far on bigger monitors.

 

My pleasure my friend - where pretty much always on the same page :) nite Buddy

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I really like the Rob Ainscough settings for P3D, really worked for me. (Funny I tried pasting the link here and Avsim won't let me????) Just search him on Google.

 

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We don't need to copy Mr X, or Mr Y settings, there are few complications when the basics are understood. Please checkout the link I managed to include above.

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We don't need to copy Mr X, or Mr Y settings, there are few complications when the basics are understood. Please checkout the link I managed to include above.

 

Steve, I think you need to put that link in your signature! LOL ;-)

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yes, LOL seems to be a hot topic, and much confusion around, so hopefully should see an end to it!

best regards

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yes, LOL seems to be a hot topic, and much confusion around, so hopefully should see an end to it!

best regards

 

Steve, to throw more into the mix and please don't send me to the link! LOL

 

I am currently doing a test by having my nVidia Control Panel and NI P3D settings all default. Factory defaults, no tweaking.

 

Then I went ahead and selected FXAA = OFF and MSAA = 4 within the P3D settings. Finally, I went into the prepar3d.cfg file and made SSAA = 4.

 

The results are awesome! I am getting almost the same image quality with these settings as I was getting with DSR 4x/33% at almost TWICE the FPS I was getting with DSR!

 

Is this even possible? Is SSAA inside the prepared.cfg file the same thing as SGSS 4x? Or do I still need to go with the settings at "The Link" alongside with the settings I posted above?

 

BTW, I am using the new 344.48 drivers...

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Is SSAA inside the prepared.cfg file the same thing as SGSS 4x?

No. The SGSSAA is slightly out of focus compared to SSAA and is implemented with NI and only required for some models. It's not a big difference. I'm just messing with the Carenado B1900D, which presents quite a problem to FSX DX10 and P3D DX11. I've set all default except 16x aniso-mode and high quality filter clamped, and 8x SGSSAA. SGSAA is a requirement for this plane. I've found once that's set up I can add 1.2xDSR for a worthwhile improvement.

 

HQ DX11 NI settings Change Sparse Grid for 4x or 2x, and Aniso to 8x or 4x for performance. Slightly improved by changing Sparse Grid (this covers any plane model) for Supersampling if the plane is compatible.

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No. The SGSSAA is slightly out of focus compared to SSAA and is implemented with NI and only required for some models. It's not a big difference. I'm just messing with the Carenado B1900D, which presents quite a problem to FSX DX10 and P3D DX11. I've set all default except 16x aniso-mode and high quality filter clamped, and 8x SGSSAA. SGSAA is a requirement for this plane. I've found once that's set up I can add 1.2xDSR for a worthwhile improvement.

 

Oh, I see. In my case, I couldn't care less how my aircraft looks on the outside. I use my sim for flying from within the VC and don't worry much about contemplating the aircraft from the outside. What I am really concerned about is the shimmering of the runway, taxiways and airports/3D objects in general. Especially the runways and taxiways.

 

I guess for my needs, I should just stick with SSAA and MSAA at 4x and leave the nvidia control panel and NI to default, untweaked values.

 

I will try MSAA 8x and SSAA 8x next. Probably tomorrow, I have to hit the sack now.

 

Have a good night, buddy. I will let you know how that goes tomorrow.

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I couldn't care less how my aircraft looks on the outside. I use my sim for flying from within the VC

The same theory applies for the VC view. If you've got one of the difficult planes, then you'll most likely get some instruments look crumpled, and need to apply SGSSAA. Later...

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I am not using DSR - I have found it not necessary on my monitor due to the high native resolution I would assume

 

Same here. Will try your Nvidia Control panel settings though Rich. Are you running unlimited frames/v-sync etc in the P3D GUI?

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Same here. Will try your Nvidia Control panel settings though Rich. Are you running unlimited frames/v-sync etc in the P3D GUI?

 

 

"Are you running unlimited frames/v-sync etc in the P3D GUI?"

 

Yes when using aerosoft 318/319

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The same theory applies for the VC view. If you've got one of the difficult planes, then you'll most likely get some instruments look crumpled, and need to apply SGSSAA. Later...

 

What you mean by instruments looking "crumpled"? I have my P3D setup with WideViewAspect=True and zoom of 1.0

 

Even with NO MSAA/SSAA, my instruments look sharp and clear at that zoom setting.

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It depends on the aircraft model. It's not some kind of new fangled theory. :D

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What do you guys recommend for my setup ?
I only use 3 monitors as one wide outside view.

DSR and back to SGSS ?

With DSR my Titans are maxed at 30%.
Before with 4x SGSS I remember a load of 60-80%.

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If you are AviatorBimmer you won't need SGSS, but if you're currently using the Carenado B1900D on P3Dv2, then SGSS is a requirement, or if you are using FSX DX10. I'm using SGSS and 1.5xDSR, best view of the B1900D since DSR.

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If you are AviatorBimmer you won't need SGSS, but if you're currently using the Carenado B1900D on P3Dv2, then SGSS is a requirement, or if you are using FSX DX10. I'm using SGSS and 1.5xDSR, best view of the B1900D since DSR.

 

I agree, Steve. I guess it all boils down to personal needs and unique sim setups. By using a zoom of 1.0 with WideViewAspect=1, my instruments look extremely sharp, so no need for SGSS. Good thing is that I can get away with just MSAA/SSAA within the prepar3d.cfg and my performance is outstanding. Heck, I am now running MSAA 8/SSAA 8 and the IQ is as good as DSR 4x/33% without the performance hit! Win win for me. :-)

 

Now that my IQ is all set, it's time for me to move on to MSE and photoreal scenery. Being that I only fly commercial airliner flights, I have no need for autogen.

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I've posted this link elsewhere. All you need to get up to speed Dave! More about using NI for DX9, DX10, and DX11 here

 

Steve can you post or add your in game (P3D Menu Settings) that you use in conjunction with the NI settings you posted in the link above?  I like what I am seeing using your NI Settings and would like to try to mirror your in game settings as well.

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Well I'm very pleased to hear that you've got some good visuals. I would love to get into the settings used in the P3D menus but it so varies with different PC's, what suits one does not suit another, and I appear to be changing them quite a bit as I'm still more experimenting with it so far. Apart from those settings I mentioned in the link, setting MSAA and Filtering on in P3D, it's best to experiment with the others. If it helps I've been avoiding shadows and high autogen settings as these seem to bring down the performance quite a bit.

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