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So curious, what are the advantages of using DX10 vs using DX9 and ENB/SweetFX and Reshade?

 

I've been using DX10 but I find that the graphics just aren't good enough.

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Number one reason: VC shadows.

 

Go buy the dx10 fixer, a must have.

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DX10 reduces a lot of stuttering for me, and gives me a few more FPS. (If you do go DX10 I would recommend getting Steve's DX10 Fixer). Only thing I don't like is that my fps limiter in Nvidia Inspector doesn't hold it exactly at 30 so I get spikes up to 35-40 and then that produces stutters, and there was a good FPS limiter that worked in DX9

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Better water, better performance, cockpit shadows.

Just superior in every way to DX9 but you do need the DX10 fixer, that's the game changer

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Dx9 + enb = instability for me (ctd)

 

Dx10 fixer = superior rendering if you think VC shadows are important (and host of other fixes mentioned above).

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Dx9 + enb = instability for me (ctd)

 

Dx10 fixer = superior rendering if you think VC shadows are important (and host of other fixes mentioned above).

 

Ok great.

 

Is there any way you have time to tell me what you have your AA set to in Nvidia inspector?  Also, wouldn't suppose you could share your fsx.cfg just so I can match up what you have your settings to?

 

I know every system is different but wanted to just compare.

 

If you don't wish to, it's ok I will understand.  I just want to make sure I'm setting this correctly.

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as others mentioned in your other thread, the yt vids are post processed or use emb.

 

you can calibrate your monitor by using the windows display config utility, it can improve the iq of fs.  

 

btw using 8x csaa, 4x sgss with dx10 fixer.  

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If you must have the effects that the ENB mod provides, you will probably not be happy with DX10 mode since it's effects are not the same and there is no right or wrong about this as to which is "better"; it's only a matter of opinion.

 

I abandoned using ENB years ago, before even switching to DX10.  Though its effects are compelling, it also adds a soft focus to everything which eventually drove me nuts.  I concur with all the above statements on using DX10 mode and I'll never use DX9 mode again. 

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Number one reason: VC shadows.

 

Go buy the dx10 fixer, a must have.

Is DX10 Fixer back for sale? If so where do you buy it?

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Yes, buy the Fixer and use it! I haven't gone back to DX9 since. A properly set up FSX using DX10 with the Fixer and correctly configured AA settings can look just as good as P3D in my opinion.

 

Although ENB doesn't work as this is limited to DX9, it is my understanding that SweetFX and Shade will work under DX10.

 

You're also giving yourself more VAS headroom by enabling DX10, since 'some' of the graphics resource is shifted to the GPUs memory rather than sharing system memory, maybe allowing you to use higher settings at intensive airports with a little more confidence that you won't hit an OOM. Although it doesn't completely eliminate them, there is no magic bullet unfortunately. You can still get there if you push hard enough.

 

Frankly if it wasn't for the Fixer and being able to enable DX10, I'd have given up on FSX years ago, and probably moved to P3D. For me it has given it a new lease of life. If you have FSX SP2/Acceleration (or Steam Edition), Windows 7 or above, and a capable graphics card - which every simmer should have by now - it should be enabled, in my opinion.

 

Steve's DX10 Fixer is definitely in my 'must haves' for Flight Sim add ons.

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Steve's DX10 Fixer is definitely in my 'must haves' for Flight Sim add on

I saw some statement regarding using the fixer with FSX-SE (about standard shaders) any feedback on using the Fixer with FSX-SE?

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I saw some statement regarding using the fixer with FSX-SE (about standard shaders) any feedback on using the Fixer with FSX-SE?

 

Although I have purchased FSX-SE I'm still using the old one at the moment. However I believe the Fixer is fully compatible with the FSX-SE.

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I haven't bought the fixer yet, but just clicking on DX10 preview and using an aircraft which is DX10 compatible resulted in a huge fps increase for me using an Nvidia GTX-650 Ti 2Gb. That's without even knowing about let alone using the Nvidia inspector.

 

Due to wanting to fly more aircraft, as lovely as the Piaggio P180 is, I've reverted to DX9 to enjoy airbus & boeing aeroplanes which aren't totally white! I've reeled in some of the settings using the sliders so that FSX:SE is a smooth compromise for me.

 

Would I need to use nvidia inspector as and when I buy the fixer, given that the sim runs well enough on my system (i7 950 3GHz, win 7 ultimate, 24Gb RAM)?

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Would I need to use nvidia inspector as and when I buy the fixer, given that the sim runs well enough on my system (i7 950 3GHz, win 7 ultimate, 24Gb RAM)?

NVIDIA inspector is not about increasing performance per se, but it allows you to fine tune your rendering settings much more specifically than the FSX internal settings and indeed the NVIDIA control panel.

 

You do not have to use either if you want to use DX10 mode with/without the Fixer, but it does give you more control and for a lot of people, myself included, a much better balance of visual quality and performance than just the default in-app settings.

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