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4k monitor gives higher FPS with no noticeable loss of quality

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I am running X-Plane on a 4K monitor at 30-40FPS in New York suburbs/airport + weather + plugins + HS scenery. On my 1080P monitor, the MSAA was set to 8x (maximum) and gave the same FPS but at 4 times less resolution! On my 4K monitor, I have MSAA set to 4X (second highest setting) and get 30-40 FPS in New York and over 100 FPS flying at altitude with a high cloud draw distance. There is no loss of picture quality between these two settings, and 4K monitor gives better performance and overall picture quality. Never again will I be gaming on 1080P monitors. 

 

My CPU is 4.6GHZ OC i7 4790 and GTX 970.

 

Has anyone else here noticed this too?

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Absolutely, totally hooked on 4K monitors, Samsung 28" in my case. My main sim is Prepar3d v2.5 using a smaller monitor as a GPS screen with the excellent Flight1 GN 750

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I don't have one but have a question.  Are those monitor's 30Hz refresh rate?  Do you see any jitters in mouse movement etc?

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I don't have one but have a question.  Are those monitor's 30Hz refresh rate?  Do you see any jitters in mouse movement etc?

 

They are 30HZ if you connect them with an HDMI lead. I am using a display port cable and have set a 60HZ refresh rate! 

 

It looks stunning...

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Wow, I wish I can get the same FPS on my Samsung 4K, also using display port @60hz, but averaging in the teens at airports.

 

however, I believe my disadvantage is my dual SLI configured Nvidia 660ti  as more than likely outdated vs the newer GTX979 & 980...

 

 

 

-Dan

My rig: 4.2 OC i7 4790, 8GB RAM, & dual SLI GTX660ti

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Wow, I wish I can get the same FPS on my Samsung 4K, also using display port @60hz, but averaging in the teens at airports.

 

however, I believe my disadvantage is my dual SLI configured Nvidia 660ti  as more than likely outdated vs the newer GTX979 & 980...

 

 

 

-Dan

My rig: 4.2 OC i7 4790, 8GB RAM, & dual SLI GTX660ti

 

 

X-plane does not support SLI at all. So you're just running with a single GTX660ti. I am using a GTX 970 and am getting 30-40 FPS at Heathrow, JFK with high/ultra settings!

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MSAA? Are you using HDR? cause Xplane in HDR mode uses SSAA

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X-plane does not support SLI at all. So you're just running with a single GTX660ti. I am using a GTX 970 and am getting 30-40 FPS at Heathrow, JFK with high/ultra settings!

 

Ah...I forgot to mention, I am running P3D & FSX:Steam...I don't have Xplane...sorry, forgot to to realized I was in the Xplane side of the forum, thought I was in P3dD...

 

Dan

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I agree. I get very high fps running at 4K on my Sony TV using a GTX 970 (60 hrz). I was surprised. And at that resolution, I can leave AA on low. It looks really great, especially with good photo scenery.

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Well could you please post a show of your settings and some shots around new york ?

Kinda interesting

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Well could you please post a show of your settings and some shots around new york ?

Kinda interesting

 

Here are some photos. You can see my FPS in the top left plugin. The pics look crappier than what I see in game because my camera is always moving with a plugin

 

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This is the INTERESTING comparison. 

 

Now look at the FPS difference between these two photos. The first photo has 8X (higest rendering) and my FPS is around 17. 

 

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Now look at this photo. With 2x rendering and my FPS is a butter smooth 33 FPS. And yet, the loss of picture quality is negligible.  (Both are 4k resolution)...

 

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Now look at this photo. With 2x rendering and my FPS is a butter smooth 33 FPS. And yet, the loss of picture quality is negligible.  (Both are 4k resolution)...

 

 

Thats because in 4K, you really don't need much anti-aliasing. 

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