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Hello all, I was just curious: from the start screen in P3D, after choosing your airport and aircraft, how long does it take to load the scenario?

 

I'm asking because it takes me approximately 4 minutes or so. I am not asking how I can improve the load - I just want to know how quickly a super-monster can load P3D?

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uhh I don't know if mine would be considered a "super" machine, but I do have an SSD and it takes maybe a minute. I've got lots of stuff in it though. 

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Hello all, I was just curious: from the start screen in P3D, after choosing your airport and aircraft, how long does it take to load the scenario?

 

I'm asking because it takes me approximately 4 minutes or so. I am not asking how I can improve the load - I just want to know how quickly a super-monster can load P3D?

 

I have one of those super computers  :Tounge:  22 seconds might be time for an upgrade lol kidding

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I have one of those super computers   22 seconds might be time for an upgrade lol kidding

 

22 SECONDS!!!!!! That's just plain WRONG!!!

 

But you're right. Upgrade time.

 

 

 


uhh I don't know if mine would be considered a "super" machine, but I do have an SSD and it takes maybe a minute. I've got lots of stuff in it though. 

 

And I may as well throw in SSD!

 

Hey - thanks guys!

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And I may as well throw in SSD!

 

Hey - thanks guys!

 

SSD will make a huge difference

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Mine loads in about 30 seconds. Titan X. 128gb.Ram MSI X99 gaming 7 mobo. 1300 w psu use ssd drives.

 

 

 

 

Bill Davis

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Never really thought about it.

 

I just go and mow the garden, or make another cup of coffee..... :Cuppa:

 

I'm retired, so time is relative.... :Devil:

 

Regards

Bill

 

 

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Hmmm i have my sim+sceneries  spreaded over 3 SSD and im often switching scenery.cfgs so loading can take up to 4 minutes in my case. Maybe i can go faster if i would do a clean up ;)

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How long is a piece of string ?

 

At San francisco with orbx and all sorts of add ons in play  35-40 secs

 

At Santiago Chile  with just Orbx Global and Vector - 17 secs

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My machine is custom built and it loads P3D scenarios in about 30 seconds, give or take.

 

i7 4770K @ 3.5 ghz (factory speed), 32GB ram, GTX 780 factory overclocked

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I'm retired, so time is relative....

 

Interesting blend of responses, string-analogy aside. 

 

So I guess it's either upgrade or retire... what to choose...

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.... well to gauge something you need a reference.   To load a scenario to compare results requires everybody's P3D install to have the same level of addons sceneries airports and all.  Otherwise the figures are pretty meaningless.

 

Hence the well known phrase (in the UK anyway) ,    'How long is a piece of string'    ...can be any length without more info or a reference...

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The two hardware factors that make the difference is a SSD and your CPU depending on what AM you use. Nothing else matters from the hardware perspective.

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34 seconds for default scenario: Sandy-E @ 4.6, 50 Gb SSD caching (1 TB WD Black for primary storage) and memory running at 1667.

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Mine is kind of super, 3 ssd's, 980ti, 4790k at 4.9, and loads in 26 seconds. My traffic 6 dramatically increased load time due to the amount of planes it needs to load up. Used to take half that time.

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Yea a SSD makes a high difference in load times I have a dedicated 120gb SSD for my OS I'm booted into windows in about 10 seconds.I also got a 512GB SSD for p3d only Loading p3dv2 before the SSD was super long like 5 minutes now it's about 1 minute with an Orbx region

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If you have high resolution mesh installed, it will increase loading time significantly. The mesh is loaded when the progress bar reaches the 6 percent point. I have FS Global ultimate mesh, and when I was running P3D off of a mechanical HD, the pause at 6 percent was about 2 minutes. Since switching to a Samsung SDD, that time has reduced to about 25 seconds.

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For kicks, I timed mine as I read this thread.  I have what I would call an average, "middle-of-the-road" system by today's stamdards. Intel 2500K at 4.5Ghz, 32GB RAM, GeForce 780 6GB, SSD for P3D and 7200's for scenery.  I load GB's of photoreal with maxed out autogen. 

 

It took me 1 minute 16 seconds from pressing the P3D icon (bypassing the setup screen).  I'm used to that amount of time so I refill my "cuppa Joe" or check on something else when booting up.

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P3D on a 550 rate SSD around 25 seconds for me

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Wow. Seems like i need a SSD. It takes 5 minutes first time on my HDD.

 

Michael Moe

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Wonderful bits of info people - thanks again.

 

Let me get more specific now. What more enhances performance in the following two scenarios:

 

1 - OS AND P3D on SSD

 

or

 

2 - OS on HDD and P3D on SSD

 

In other words, will P3D alone on an SSD be worthwhile?

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Not a super computer, but average

 

i5 - 4670K running at 4.0Ghz, 8gb ram, MSI GTX 780 Factory OC

 

OS on HDD

Pr3D, ORBX scenery, & planes on SSD

Orbx SCA-Loading KTOA

Lancair V2

 

Loading time = 1 min 16 seconds

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OS on HDD
Pr3D, ORBX scenery, & planes on SSD

 

Just what I needed to know. Thanks Jeff!

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OS on its own SSD and P3d on its own SSD is the way to go

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OS on its own SSD and P3d on its own SSD is the way to go

 

David,

 

I agree with you. By the way, what are your computer specs?

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