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Okay so I've been having serious stutter issues for the past week or so. When flying with any type of clouds my frames would drop considerably. I am using both REX 4 and ASN so i tried turning the settings down for both of them. Nothing changed. Today I installed Nvidia Driver 353.30 as a clean install and deleted my P3D shaders folder. I went and started up a flight at Taxi2Gate KMCO with the QW757 and active sky next weather running. My frames went from 27-31 when sitting on the ground to 48-55 while sitting on the ground and went from around 16-23 fps with massive stutters while flying through or looking at big clouds to not losing any fps. This was just a post to help anyone else having similar problems or people who would maybe like to see fps out of there sim. I'm using P3D v3.1 by the way.

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I've had very good luck with the 353.30 driver. But,  I haven't tried the newer ones to have anything to compare to.  I'm using the "if it doesn't need fixin', don't fix it" rule.  I have a 980Ti card.

 

Jeff

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Today I installed Nvidia Driver 353.30 as a clean install and deleted my P3D shaders folder.

 

353.30 is a pretty old driver.

What made you chose that one?

 

gb.

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353.30 is a pretty old driver.

What made you chose that one?

 

gb.

I was reading on a form somewhere about someone getting an increase in fps using sli with this driver. I was desperate to fix my fps issues so I tried installing it and voila, all my stutters are gone.

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This might be a fake effect, and any other driver might have done as well, it's just the re-installation. One scenario, as an example: You selected a high SGSS AA setting in NI, which gets lost during a driver new installation. This boosts fps, notably in clouds.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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I've just installed 364.72 driver

 

With the previous driver (361 something) I was getting around 30 fps in an add on GA (lancair) now 60-70 fps. I have i5 4690 GTX970 8Gb.

 

This is P3D 3.2 in PNW , REX 4 TD plus ASN but not soft clouds

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I've just installed 364.72 driver

With the previous driver (361 something) I was getting around 30 fps in an add on GA (lancair) now 60-70 fps. I have i5 4690 GTX970 8Gb.

This is P3D 3.2 in PNW , REX 4 TD plus ASN but not soft clouds

I had no idea they had 8gb versions of the 970.

 

I went from 364.72 back to 361.43. At first it seemed like it was better with less loads on the GPU but now I'm considering going back to 364.72.

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Are you sure that the weather hadn't changed in the interim and caused less cloud density so you got an FPS boost?

 

I would eliminate variables and run with a stock weather for FPS tests.

Also @ what pmb said it's possible Nvidia inspector or something removed the SLI compatibility flags causing the FPS drop and a clean install fixed it?

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353.30, great driver for my 980ti card also. been using that pretty long now, no stutter, great performance, overall a great driver. Thumbs up. :dance:

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I'm getting ready to go with a 980Ti SC SLI setup and was wondering if the 353.30 would be considered as good as or better than the newer drivers for SLI.  It works great in my single-card setup.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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I'm getting ready to go with a 980Ti SC SLI setup and was wondering if the 353.30 would be considered as good as or better than the newer drivers for SLI.  It works great in my single-card setup.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

I do not recommend that driver. 364.72 is the way to go. 

 

Here's my firestrike extreme results, they speak for themselves: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8102650

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Thanks, David.  I'll check it out.

 

Jeff

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With my 760, I confirm that reverting to 353.30 has increased performance, especially when VC view is aiming at dense clouds (ASN/RexTD).

Not by 20fps as OP, but I keep a solid 28/30fps.

 

A keeper for me.

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With my 760, I confirm that reverting to 353.30 has increased performance, especially when VC view is aiming at dense clouds (ASN/RexTD).

Not by 20fps as OP, but I keep a solid 28/30fps.

 

A keeper for me.

 

I have to try that out by my self. Currently on the latest driver (364.72) and performance, especially with dense clouds, is rather poor.

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You will see this kind of hallelujah post from someone every time there is a new driver version. This has been the case for every driver version in every version of P3D/FSX/FS9 for about ten years now.

 

In about 99.9999999999% of the cases where someone installs a new graphics driver and gets a massive FPS boost though, it's because some settings have been reset to default values and/or that some really terrible old cache files have been cleaned up. The graphics drivers are already optimized to the extreme and the likelyhood of a huge FPS boost from one driver to another is close to zero.

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Installed the newest GeForce drivers 364.91 using the DDU tool for a clean install and everything is fine - as always. I guess this old driver 353.30 isn't ok for W10.

Spirit

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I have to try that out by my self. Currently on the latest driver (364.72) and performance, especially with dense clouds, is rather poor.

 

I can only encourage you. I went back from 364.72, too. The difference when aiming at clouds was drastic.

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I can only encourage you. I went back from 364.72, too. The difference when aiming at clouds was drastic.

 

 

What driver are you currently using then?

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I can only encourage you. I went back from 364.72, too. The difference when aiming at clouds was drastic.

Hmm that sounds ... interesting , I also have some problems with overcast scenarios.

 

I just thought it was P3Dv3.2 and ASN , REX that had change things like visiblity and cloudsize.

 

Michael Moe

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Installed the newest GeForce drivers 364.91 using the DDU tool for a clean install and everything is fine - as always. I guess this old driver 353.30 isn't ok for W10.

Spirit

Where is this driver?

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We have the same setups, are those drivers you linked good for Win 10 64?

Sorry, Angelo. I'm still on W7 (64).

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