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Prepar3d Optimization for 4/5K Displays?

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Running Prepar3d at a screen resolution of 2560x1440 has always given me good FPS (25-45). However, I have a 5K display, and what if I want to run Prepar3d at a resolution of 5120x2880, then my FPS drops to significantly (5-15). Is there any way that I can run Prepar3d at 5120x2880 without getting a massive FPS hit?

 

Specs:

     Apple iMac 27"

          5120x2880 Native Display Resolution

          AMD R9 M295X Graphics

          Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0-4.2GHZ quad core

          1TB SSD (256GB allocated for Windows 10)

          

 

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Is there any way that I can run Prepar3d at 5120x2880 without getting a massive FPS hit?

 

I doubt it.

What third party scenery, if any, do you have installed?

 

gb.

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I doubt it.

What third party scenery, if any, do you have installed?

 

gb.

FSAddon Ben Gurion Airport on top of FTX Global

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You need a better graphics card.

Nvidia GTX 1080 or Titan X-Pascal are the only ones in the market capable of running 4K while maintaining a good frame rate.

 

Nvidia GTX 1080 will run P3D 3.3.5 - 3840 pixels × 2160 at 20 to 50 fps and even higher depending on your settings and location.

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You need a better graphics card.

Nvidia GTX 1080 or Titan X-Pascal are the only ones in the market capable of running 4K while maintaining a good frame rate.

 

Ooops you forgot the Maxwell 12gig Titan X  :wink: which I have and runs P3D superbly on my newely released Sony 43" 4K

 

Also there is a post by Rob after doing a test of his new 1080's his Titan X's remain in his rig for good reason

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Two problems here:

 

1. you run your P3D on a M295X graphics chip from AMD. I am not sure, but as far as I heard even the newest AMD GPUs do not provide as much performance in the ESP engine as nVidia GPUs.

 

2. if I read your first post, it seems to me that you are using your 5K iMac for P3D? Well then, you can do absolutely nothing, as it is simply impossible to replace the GPU in such a case

 

So: no, you can not do anything about it as long as you stick to this iMac...

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You need a better graphics card.

Nvidia GTX 1080 or Titan X-Pascal are the only ones in the market capable of running 4K while maintaining a good frame rate.

 

Nvidia GTX 1080 will run P3D 3.3.5 - 3840 pixels × 2160 at 20 to 50 fps and even higher depending on your settings and location.

 

Ooops you forgot the Maxwell 12gig Titan X   :wink: which I have and runs P3D superbly on my newely released Sony 43" 4K

 

Also there is a post by Rob after doing a test of his new 1080's his Titan X's remain in his rig for good reason

 

 

I can't put a new graphics card. It will void my warranty

 

Edit: Oops, double quote  :smile:

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FSAddon Ben Gurion Airport on top of FTX Global

 

You could try moving every slider in the P3D settings full left and then slowly

edging them right to see what starts to drag your system down.

Failing that, for 5K, I think your only hope would be to go back to default scenery.

 

Do you really have to run at 5K?

What does the screen look like at lower resolutions?

 

gb.

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Do you really have to run at 5K?

What does the screen look like at lower resolutions?

 

gb.

5K is the native resolution. So the screen looks insanely blurry at 2560x1440. Kinda sucks, because the 2560x1440 resolution on the mac is pixel doubled, making it look like 5120x2880, don't know why the bootcamp support software couldn't add that feature onto Windows 10  :sad:

 

Failing that, for 5K, I think your only hope would be to go back to default scenery.

Default scenery vs FTX Global doesn't change the FPS much on my system.

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You need a better graphics card.

Nvidia GTX 1080 or Titan X-Pascal are the only ones in the market capable of running 4K while maintaining a good frame rate.

 

Nvidia GTX 1080 will run P3D 3.3.5 - 3840 pixels × 2160 at 20 to 50 fps and even higher depending on your settings and location.

 

Don't tell my Zotac Amp! Extreme GTX 980 Ti that!

I'm running P3D at 4k with frame rates well into 100+ FPS at this resolution.

Of course it's not any one component that gives this kind of performance.

You must have a balance of a great processor, memory etc.

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Don't tell my Zotac Amp! Extreme GTX 980 Ti that!

I'm running P3D at 4k with frame rates well into 100+ FPS at this resolution.

Of course it's not any one component that gives this kind of performance.

You must have a balance of a great processor, memory etc.

Oh my goodness, thanks for reminding me!

 

Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0-4.2GHZ quad core

16GB DDR3 RAM

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Nvidia GTX 1080 or Titan X-Pascal are the only ones in the market capable of running 4K while maintaining a good frame rate.

 

GTX 970 here.  Handles 4K no problem. I don't want you to scare anyone away from trying 4K.  Going from two 24" monitors to a single 43" 4K monitor has been amazing.

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Richard, what Sony 4k TV model did you end up getting?

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Forkboy2, how are the response times running on a 4K TV?  Do you see any ghosting?

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Richard, what Sony 4k TV model did you end up getting?

 

The new Sony XBR43X800D 43" Class 4K HDR Ultra HD TV - its awesome just came out - look no further had samsung this thing is way better when it comes to how sim looks - its truly amazing - then go to YT and search 4k test videos - you will be blown away - luv this thing

 

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XBR43X800D-Class-Ultra-Black/dp/B01FWIEO2E

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You need a better graphics card.

Nvidia GTX 1080 or Titan X-Pascal are the only ones in the market capable of running 4K while maintaining a good frame rate.

Nvidia GTX 1080 will run P3D 3.3.5 - 3840 pixels × 2160 at 20 to 50 fps and even higher depending on your settings and location.

I ran 4K without a problem on a GTX 970

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I ran 4K without a problem on a GTX 970

 

Same here, no problem with frames @ 4K with a 970

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I can't put a new graphics card. It will void my warranty

 

Edit: Oops, double quote  :smile:

What brand PC?

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Default scenery vs FTX Global doesn't change the FPS much on my system.

 

Ok, that's good to know.

 

gb.

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Forkboy2, how are the response times running on a 4K TV?  Do you see any ghosting?

No ghosting and I'm using a Vizio, which isn't exactly a high end TV.  Not sure about fast paced first person shooter though.

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What brand PC?

Read the first post, then you'll see what I mean :)

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