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PMDG QUEEN OF SKIES PERFORMANCE IN GENERAL

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Hello guys , firstly, i would like to congratulate PMDG for the release of b747 and with them the best. Secondly i would like to ask about aircraft performance in terms of frames per second and smoothness in fsx se. Your feed back is very much appreciated.thanks .

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Lemme just mention that RSR announced a few VAS comparison figures. That would be a good addition for the performance assessment.

 

The most important question is, though: Can I fly the B747 with my sidestick joystick, or do I have to revert to my ole hardware yoke?   :Party:

 

Oliver Maertens

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It has been stated before that the VAS usage of the 747v3 is similar or a bit better than the 777. A lot of effort was spent to keep the 747v3 within its footprint of 700-800mb, while still finding ways of additional optimization and tricks compared to the 777.

 

The 747v3 won't be the addon to 'break the camels' back, I think some other addons (cough...scenery...couch) is way more likely to cause VAS issues.

 

Hope this helps :smile:

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It has been stated before that the VAS usage of the 747v3 is similar or a bit better than the 777. A lot of effort was spent to keep the 747v3 within its footprint of 700-800mb, while still finding ways of additional

optimization and tricks compared to the 777.

 

The 747v3 won't be the addon to 'break the camels' back, I think some other addons (cough...scenery...couch) is way more likely to cause VAS issues.

 

Hope this helps :smile:

Thank you for reply. In terms of FPS how does it run? Thanks.

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Oh I missed the question regarding FPS: the same answer applies. Hard numbers are very difficult as they depend on many many factors: different hardware, settings, addons, etc.  :smile:

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Mine is smooth as silk. I get similar fps to the 777 but the 747 is definitely smoother. Very sleek similation this.

 

Regards

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Thank you for reply. In terms of FPS how does it run? Thanks.

Yes, this is what the OP wanted to know, everybody is talking about VAS. We would like to know about FPS and fluidity also in comparison with other high-end add-on planes.

 

Cheers!/Andreas

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I've had quite good FPS on this bird. During my first flight there were two occasions where it fell to 8-9 FPS for about 1 minute each time (which was strange). Other than that, it was usually about 25 FPS (which is, sadly, good for my rig).

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I get about 30 fps in the external model and 18-23 in the VC, bear in mind this is also with the weather program ASN 2016 version.

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I get about 30 fps in the external model and 18-23 in the VC, bear in mind this is also with the weather program ASN 2016 version.

But what is your CPU speed? Sim settings? AI traffic?

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To be brutally honest, the only way that you are going to be able to determine accurate comparisons of framerate and VAS usage (when compared to your other payware planes) on your own PC is by installing and testing it on your own PC. Trying to determine how well it will run based on the wildly variable settings and system specifications of others is like hunting for a needle in a haystack :wink:

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Performance here is not as good as the 777 or the 737 (talking about VC view), but it's good. i have about 3/4 fps less with the 747 in the exact same situation compared to the 777 or 737

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I get about 30 fps in the external model and 18-23 in the VC, bear in mind this is also with the weather program ASN 2016 version.

 

Yep, that's about what I'm getting on my rig, perhaps a tad more in VC. P3D is on medium to high settings.

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I'm finding it is a little bit tougher on frames than the NG, i.e. about on par with the FSL A320, don't have the PMDG Cripple Seven, so I can't say how it'd compare to that on my PC

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Alright, thanks for the info. I find that performance comparison between different aircraft will yield the most reliable results because it won't be hardware dependant. Might hold off on this one then.

 

Cheers!/Andreas

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Alright, thanks for the info. I find that performance comparison between different aircraft will yield the most reliable results because it won't be hardware dependant. Might hold off on this one then.

 

Cheers!/Andreas

Andreas, what it comes down to is that you would know how yiur own pc performs. So if yoh have the NGX or the T7 and you are getting maybe 20 fps, you won't suddenly get 40 fps with the new Queen. That is just not realistic. But, if you know that you are getting 30 plus fps on payware scenery airports with your NHX pr T7, you will get the same or better with the new queen. It is on par wirh the T7 technology wise, but it is better and smoother. I am telling you this from experience.

 

So, if yo are getting good fps with previous products you have nothing to fear.

 

Regards

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I don't see any difference in FPS when comparing the NGX, T7, and 744. I get 29.5-30 at cruise and it varies at payware airports between 20-30 depending upon the weather. FSX is capped in game at 30 FPS. During the whole of beta testing I never got an OOM. I got the warning dings once at EHAM after a 10 hour flight from KLAX.

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Excellent aircraft I get 25-30 FPS on the ground at Fly Tampa's Montreal. But I got my monitor set at 30 hz with AS16 running

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FSX-SE in DX9 mode: Love the VAS figure, but fps could be better. It's smooth, though, so performance-wise it's very similar to the FSL A320-X. (But the B747 has two additional engines.   :P   )

 

Oliver Maertens

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FSX-SE in DX9 mode: Love the VAS figure, but fps could be better. It's smooth, though, so performance-wise it's very similar to the FSL A320-X. (But the B747 has two additional engines.   :P   )

How many fps do you get with both aircrafts ? Which aircraft has the clearer displays?

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In vanilla FSX I get around 35-38 fps on the ground and when cruising it shoots up to around 55-60 fps. At payware airports 25-30 fps on the ground. That said, I use medium higb settings for graphics. More interested in acurately aimulating the plain than looking at golf courses ans pools I fly over on approach lol.

 

Regards

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Mine is smooth as silk. I get similar fps to the 777 but the 747 is definitely smoother. Very sleek similation this.

 

Regards

Fully agree. I get 18-21 fps in VC as with the 777, but it is a lot smoother than the 777. i don't even need to look at the fps counter in this simulation..

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VAS is great. Even using VR, I am getting around 2600-3000mb during the whole flight between addon airports. I am also using AS2016+ASCA and PTA. FPS is always around 90 on VR.

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