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Which settings do YOU reduce for improved frame rate?

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Most in here want their game to look its best, but I'd like to hear what settings you turn down in FSX to improve your personal performance requirements?

 

This can include things such as disabling addons or nVidia inspector btw.

 

I'll assume Bloom off and tree shadows off are the first to go.

 

What settings do you sacrifice first, second and third??

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Water slider down to 2.  Road and boat traffic down to 10%.  Aircraft labels off.  Only program running is FSX,

 

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Turn off aircraft shadows.

 

Generally run at default settings and gradually push the sliders up until you are no longer happy with performance, then go back one notch.

 

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All shadows off and bloom off. Both features are massive FPS eaters, at least if you use DX9.

 

If you run FSX in DX10, activating bloom doesn't affect the FPS visibly.

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Most in here want their game to look its best, but I'd like to hear what settings you turn down in FSX to improve your personal performance requirements?

 

[sCENERY]
SmallPartRejectRadius=n

 

Vanilla FSX defaults to 0 or 1, can't recall. Essentially, it hides any objects displaying at a pixel size below 'n'. If you set it to 3 or 4, you'll get a nice little performance boost in dense scenery at the expense of a bit more noticeable 'popping' of autogen objects. I think it'll go quite a bit higher, but the pop-in becomes extremely noticeable.

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I use the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide settings.  A little high but it wipes out the jaggies and I get good fps with fps locked at 30.

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I use the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide settings.  A little high but it wipes out the jaggies and I get good fps with fps locked at 30.

 

 

It's somewhat disheartening where those guide settings are considering the year we currently are in.

 

I wonder if testing has been done showing frame rate drop amounts with the various different kinds of addons. You know, some info on which addons are the most frame rate hungry.

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I've got my standard setup and don't touch it. If it yields only 14 FPS at JFK, then so be it since I still have AI Manager to reduce some overhead if need be.

 

Other than that, the only sliders not maxed are water (2.x low), texture resolution (30 cm), mesh resolution (5 m), boat traffic (20%), road traffic (80%), airport vehicles (low) and of course scenery shadows. LOD_Radius at 5.5, autogen at 5999/5999 (plus that .spb file for minimal variety).

 

All that on just a 4670K at 3.9 GHz, 8GB DDR2400 RAM and a GTX570.

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It's somewhat disheartening where those guide settings are considering the year we currently are in.

 

I wonder if testing has been done showing frame rate drop amounts with the various different kinds of addons. You know, some info on which addons are the most frame rate hungry.

FSX is a program developed in 2006 and has not changed like P3D has changed.  The guide is being updated but only to add some information like where the hidden folders are located and how to uninstall/reinstall.  Stuff like that. 

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