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Is advantageous in P3D overclock the video card?

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I have an Asus Strix 980 and I was wondering whether to make a overclock.

In P3D, is useful or useless?

Have any of you tried it?

Eventually, what values have you put?

In the web they are found many, but all different, and I am inexperienced in this.

 

Thanks

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I have a Zotac 980 AMP Extreme and I set the GPU Clock to 1365 MHz (the base GPU Clock is 1291MHz). I can't set a higher GPU Clock, otherwise I get an white screen crash.

 

I have tried it with Windows 8.1 and Win 10 TP and different NVidia drivers, but with a higher value as 1365 MHz I get always an white screen crash. But I have this prob only with P3D and FSX.

 

Marko

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Over clock is Over Rated, just my humble opinion

For video cards that is probably true since most of the newer higher end nVidia cards have some kind of automatic boost over their stock speeds.

 

Even for CPUs, the OC should always be compared to the turbo boost frequency and generally getting 5-10% better than the turbo boost with a manual OC is about all one can expect. A Core i7-4790K at 4.4GHz is technically overclocked by 4.7% (at least, compared to Intel's turbo boost implementation).

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With a high end video card and high end CPU it will net you very little. I don't do it as stability is more important than the 1 or 2 FPS it will net. The biggest Achilles heel of FS is the CPU unfortunately. Now that Intel won the desktop CPU war we can only expect to be spoon fed marginal upgrades as they've shown for the past 3 cycles of CPU releases....put a stake in moores law its officially dead lol.

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No No No and No all you are doing is looking for trouble and a new video card - every time I have done it and a very mild OC at that they were never the same - if you want a new video card then go for it

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Asus Strix 980 and I was wondering whether to make a overclock.

 

I have a 970 which I can turn into a 980 with one keypress.  I don't with P3D ... yet.  Playing with Crysis 3 I do.

 

Most often with Maxwell based GPU's, even with fairly high settings, you will see barely 70% utilisation. Therefore no benefit will be had by overclocking.  Even cpu overclocking in P3D (in my experience) brings little real benefit other to the ego and/or bragging rights.

 

Just fly ... :p0504:

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If you use nVidia Inspector and run high levels of SGSS AA you might want to OC the GPU, but otherwise I've found no benefit to it.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Buying a sweet Strix 980 and not overclocking it would be like wasting it.

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Thank you all.

In the end I tried, nothing has changed.  :smile:

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If you use nVidia Inspector and run high levels of SGSS AA you might want to OC the GPU, but otherwise I've found no benefit to it.

 

That is interesting. I always thought that the (SGSS) AA settings brings down the fps due to the CPU having to work harder. I have a 2600K running OC @4.3.

This weekend I traded my GTX660 for a GTX970 EXOC BE, but I did not do the whole NI exercise again because I assumed it was fruitless.

Which GPU/NI settings can I change to benefit from my new GTX970 you think?

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I always thought that the (SGSS) AA settings brings down the fps due to the CPU having to work harder

 

AA is always GPU bound ... well, I shouldn't say always, because you can force AA to be "software rendered" but that would only happen if the GPU didn't support hardware accelerated AA and it's been at least 2 decades since AA wasn't handled by the GPU.

 

FPS drop is due to the raw GPU performance needed to accomplish SGSS AA.

 

 

 

Which GPU/NI settings can I change to benefit from my new GTX970 you think?

 

 

I don't use NI (except when I'm doing screenshots for someone else).  I find MSAA and/or FXAA are enough for nice visuals on my setup (3840 x 2160) ... sometimes FXAA will work better for 3rd party airports that contain objects with narrow geometry that doesn't work with MSAA.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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AA is always GPU bound ... well, I shouldn't say always, because you can force AA to be "software rendered" but that would only happen if the GPU didn't support hardware accelerated AA and it's been at least 2 decades since AA wasn't handled by the GPU. FPS drop is due to the raw GPU performance needed to accomplish SGSS AA.

 

I don't use NI (except when I'm doing screenshots for someone else).  I find MSAA and/or FXAA are enough for nice visuals on my setup (3840 x 2160) ... sometimes FXAA will work better for 3rd party airports that contain objects with narrow geometry that doesn't work with MSAA.

 

Thanks for the explanation, Rob. I tried it, and I am very happy now with the following results : P3D 4x MSAA, FXAA off, and SGSS 4x in NI.

The GTX970 can handle this very well.

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AA is always GPU bound ... well, I shouldn't say always, because you can force AA to be "software rendered" but that would only happen if the GPU didn't support hardware accelerated AA and it's been at least 2 decades since AA wasn't handled by the GPU.

 

Robbie mind sharing you nvidia control panel settings - thanks Robbie  :yahoo:

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Robbie mind sharing you nvidia control panel settings - thanks Robbie  :yahoo:

Hey Rich, with Rob's football pitch sized monitor, he don't need no NI. We just only stand back a bit from that and let our eyes do the AA. :BigGrin:

 

..support hardware accelerated AA and it's been at least 2 decades since AA wasn't handled by the GPU...

Gulp, that's scary to be reminded of Rob. I think it was first handled by Windows api GDI+ which made it into Win98, 17 years ago. For some reason Win95 didn't support it out of the box.

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Hey Rich, with Rob's football pitch sized monitor, he don't need no NI. We just only stand back a bit from that and let our eyes do the AA. :BigGrin:

 

Yah I know Stevie - Hes a mad man :)

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Yah I know Stevie - Hes a mad man :)

"Like a child in a sweetshop" makes no sense nowadays, kids look after their teeth, should be more "like a flight simmer in a computer parts warehouse". :lol:

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"Like a child in a sweetshop" makes no sense nowadays, kids look after their teeth, should be more "like a flight simmer in a computer parts warehouse". :lol:

 

Oh He has a warehouse of toys He must be rich - oh lol thats me - my mistake

"Like a child in a sweetshop" makes no sense nowadays, kids look after their teeth, should be more "like a flight simmer in a computer parts warehouse". :lol:

 

On the other hand I'm not doing so bad - My new stingray - just cant drive it with all the snow here - they dont call me RSVETTE for nothing - this is number 11 - I would assume my last

 

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Yes, not far off subject and well worth the look. It is so gorgeous. Be sure I don't convince you to let me drive it.

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Yes, not far off subject and well worth the look. It is so gorgeous. Be sure I don't convince you to let me drive it.

 

I would let you drive it - and maybe that race car driver Rob :) not sure He could handle it lol kidding Rob

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I would let you drive it - and maybe that race car driver Rob :) not sure He could handle it lol kidding Rob

Since we are getting back on subject, I thought to mention I really enjoyed the over the shoulder videos of Robs racing, it's awesome. He demonstrates smooth driving and great skill, but I wouldn't let him in it. :lol:

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Since we are getting back on subject, I thought to mention I really enjoyed the over the shoulder videos of Robs racing, it's awesome. He demonstrates smooth driving and great skill, but I wouldn't let him in it. :lol:

 

 

He demonstrates smooth driving and great skill - yes He does thats for sure - great driving actually - my forte is the 1/4 mile always has been since I was old enough to race everyone around and only one loss but that was a serious Pontiac GTO lost by one car length in my stock 79 vette - cant win them all

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cant win them all

Maybe not, but winning the most will do nicely. Fantastic performance. I can handle cars, but my only race credentials are "something less than 1:56" at Donnington GP circuit on a 600 Honda. My time was from catching up a 1000 with a sender. It's great to hear you're a proper racer and the best. I agree with you about Rob's style.

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Maybe not, but winning the most will do nicely. Fantastic performance. I can handle cars, but my only race credentials are "something less than 1:56" at Donnington GP circuit

 

Awesome - now thats an exciting story and you lived to tell it :) nite Buddy

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Robbie mind sharing you nvidia control panel settings - thanks Robbie

 

They're very simple ... all defaults.

 

 

 

Rob's football pitch sized monitor

 

Funny thing is, I had to get new prescription glasses last week ... they're dedicated to my 14 hrs behind a monitor work.

 

 

and maybe that race car driver Rob

 

If you value the car (and you should with such a nice car), don't let me drive it Rich ... to me cars are tools to get a job done ... and tools break, I've broken A LOT of tools :)

 

 

 

I can handle cars, but my only race credentials are "something less than 1:56" at Donnington GP circuit on a 600 Honda

 

I've been on "street" bikes most of my life (starting age 12 and giving it up age 44) ... but I've never really raced 2 wheelers competitively, just don't have the balls to be honest.  But I'm a huge MotoGP fan.

 

Rob.

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