mikeymike

P3d v4 hardware.

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Hey guys

Wanting your opinions please

My current specs

Asus vi extreme mobo

I7 4790k not oc

2x titans  superclocked 6gb first version. In sli

2 x samsung 840 pro 256gb 1 for os 1 for p3d

850w corsair psu

H110 water cou cooler

16 gb 2x 8gb 888 24 1600mhz mushkin redline ram

Would this be ok for p3d v4??

 

Thanks 

Mike

 

 

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Your system seems ot be overkill, assuming that requirements are slightly higher than in V3. When they release actual sim in non-beta stage we'll be able to determine where are actual requirements with regards to performance, but man - let's face it, you have high-end beast there.

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6 minutes ago, Mephic said:

Your system seems ot be overkill, assuming that requirements are slightly higher than in V3. When they release actual sim in non-beta stage we'll be able to determine where are actual requirements with regards to performance, but man - let's face it, you have high-end beast there.

Thank you for your reply.

Performance is great atm in 3.4

Just hoping that the autogen popping and slightly blurred textures are a thing of the past in p3d v4

 

If not ide probably move to xplane  11

 

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Keep in mind scenery isn't everything. P3D/FSX provide a very rich and rewarding experience due to the outstanding quality of the available addons found nowhere else (yet).

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As far as i could see in rob Ainscough's  and matt's YouTube video autogen popping is no big thing anymore.

 

But vram 8 gb seems not to be sufficient if you want to have autogen like crazy.

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1 hour ago, mikeymike said:

Hey guys

Wanting your opinions please

My current specs

Asus vi extreme mobo

I7 4790k not oc

2x titans  superclocked 6gb first version. In sli

2 x samsung 840 pro 256gb 1 for os 1 for p3d

850w corsair psu

H110 water cou cooler

16 gb 2x 8gb 888 24 1600mhz mushkin redline ram

Would this be ok for p3d v4??

 

Thanks 

Mike

 

 

I would suggest looking at increasing your disk capacity as this may hold you back from deploying more addons especially as they will get bigger due to x64. 

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11 hours ago, Sumits81 said:

I would suggest looking at increasing your disk capacity as this may hold you back from deploying more addons especially as they will get bigger due to x64. 

I see atm i only have 100gb used out of 250 

Fsdt

Global 

As16

Asca

Rex

 

And thats with a fair amount of addons

Dont really purchase too many airport addons as i wouldnt have time to fly to all.

 

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On ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 5:42 AM, mikeymike said:

Hey guys

Wanting your opinions please

My current specs

Asus vi extreme mobo

I7 4790k not oc

2x titans  superclocked 6gb first version. In sli

2 x samsung 840 pro 256gb 1 for os 1 for p3d

850w corsair psu

H110 water cou cooler

16 gb 2x 8gb 888 24 1600mhz mushkin redline ram

Would this be ok for p3d v4??

 

Thanks 

Mike

Seems so, but it may depend on the resolution of your monitor(s).  1080p in triple setup would be fine--4k maybe not so much.

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12 minutes ago, vp49p3 said:

Seems so, but it may depend on the resolution of your monitor(s).  1080p in triple setup would be fine--4k maybe not so much.

Ya, i just purchased a 50 inch lg ips 4k tv.

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26 minutes ago, mikeymike said:

Ya, i just purchased a 50 inch lg ips 4k tv.

Do a fair amount of people sim on TV's instead of monitors? I am considering an ultra wide monitor.

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2 hours ago, CaribbeanCLANK said:

Do a fair amount of people sim on TV's instead of monitors? I am considering an ultra wide monitor.

Yes, ide say alot of people do use tv.

How wide of an ultra monitor? 

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1 hour ago, mikeymike said:

Yes, ide say alot of people do use tv.

How wide of an ultra monitor? 

I was thinking of a 34" with an aspect ratio of 21:9. Not sure which resolution I wanna go with....2560x1080 or 3440x1440.

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16 hours ago, 331BK said:

But vram 8 gb seems not to be sufficient if you want to have autogen like crazy

You only need 8GB+ VRAM if you enable "tweaks" that are not available via standard UI graphics settings.  If you stick to UI settings then 4GB VRAM "should" be enough.

Cheers, Rob.

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38 minutes ago, Rob Ainscough said:

You only need 8GB+ VRAM if you enable "tweaks" that are not available via standard UI graphics settings.  If you stick to UI settings then 4GB VRAM "should" be enough.

Cheers, Rob.

Rob can you please elaborate on tweaks? 

Thanks 

Mike

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2 hours ago, Rob Ainscough said:

You only need 8GB+ VRAM if you enable "tweaks" that are not available via standard UI graphics settings.  If you stick to UI settings then 4GB VRAM "should" be enough.

Cheers, Rob

Thank you for clarification rob. So the 8 gb of my 1080 are enough :-)

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7 hours ago, mikeymike said:

I see atm i only have 100gb used out of 250 

Fsdt

Global 

As16

Asca

Rex

 

 

And thats with a fair amount of addons

Dont really purchase too many airport addons as i wouldnt have time to fly to all.

 

You need to get some photoscenery!

ive got a 1tb ssd for the sim and a 4tb western digital black hdd for scenery, and they're both full! Going to get a 6tb WD to give myself some room to grow.

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8 hours ago, OzWhitey said:

You need to get some photoscenery!

ive got a 1tb ssd for the sim and a 4tb western digital black hdd for scenery, and they're both full! Going to get a 6tb WD to give myself some room to grow.

Holy!!!really ? That much room needed. This hobby is gonna send me broke lol i have 2 3tb hdd atm

1tb ssd aint cheap

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3 hours ago, mikeymike said:

Holy!!!really ? That much room needed. This hobby is gonna send me broke lol i have 2 3tb hdd atm

1tb ssd aint cheap

 

I wouldn't say 'needed'. A terabyte of total space is probably plenty for most people. I just like photoscenery, and that can take up a fair bit of space. I'd guess I have about 7 terabytes of it at the moment, as I have a lot sitting on external discs awaiting a new proper internal HDD.

Storage space is not really that expensive any more - I remember paying $400 plus to upgrade a laptop to a 1 Gigabyte drive, and Canon selling 16Mb flash drives for around $500 (which stored almost two RAW photos from my 1Ds!). A 1-2 terabyte SSD is pretty cheap by comparison.

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With regards to hard drive space, I am just curious as to how P3Dv4 will manage add-ons. I am an FSX user who has never used P3D before so I do not know how the platform is structured. I saw on a video (SkyLoungeTV I believe) that v4 will install add-ons into a folder in your C drive's documents folder. If this is the case, a 120 or even 250 gb SSD may not be enough depending on the amount of add-ons you own. 

Does that make sense? Or am I think this through all wrong. In FSX:SE, I have all my sim files on one drive while my operating system (Windows 10) is on a 120gb SSD. Will I be able to have a similar structure with P3Dv4 where I can dedicate a hard drive to all things related to my sim.

 

 

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On 5/26/2017 at 10:42 PM, 331BK said:

So the 8 gb of my 1080 are enough

Not for TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=10, otherwise yes for settings you adjust via UI.  For TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=10 I'm almost always above 8GB VRAM usage.

Cheers, Rob.

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On 2017-05-26 at 11:12 PM, CaribbeanCLANK said:

I was thinking of a 34" with an aspect ratio of 21:9. Not sure which resolution I wanna go with....2560x1080 or 3440x1440.

I'd highly recommend going with the 1440p monitor, especially at 34". You'll notice a lot less aliasing ("jaggies"), everything will look sharper and more detailed (obviously). I'm running 4K at 27" and the clarity is so beautiful (and helpful): tiny trees atop mountain ridges are nicely defined at a distance, autogen at a distance looks wonderful, airports are easier to locate and see details in when approaching, cockpit gauges and labels are much more readable without zooming/leaning in (Track IR), all significantly better compared to my 1440p 27" monitor. I think 34" 1080p will be very pixelated, and your monitor will be with you for a while, through GPU upgrades, so you won't regret it down the road. You'll only wish you had a 4K ultrawide! I know I do.

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9 hours ago, xrobp said:

I'd highly recommend going with the 1440p monitor, especially at 34". You'll notice a lot less aliasing ("jaggies"), everything will look sharper and more detailed (obviously). I'm running 4K at 27" and the clarity is so beautiful (and helpful): tiny trees atop mountain ridges are nicely defined at a distance, autogen at a distance looks wonderful, airports are easier to locate and see details in when approaching, cockpit gauges and labels are much more readable without zooming/leaning in (Track IR), all significantly better compared to my 1440p 27" monitor. I think 34" 1080p will be very pixelated, and your monitor will be with you for a while, through GPU upgrades, so you won't regret it down the road. You'll only wish you had a 4K ultrawide! I know I do.

Appreciate the advice. From what I have seen online a GTX 1070 will be able to handle 3440x1440. And 34" seems like a good size...there are a few ultrawide monitors that are a bit bigger but very expensive. And 29" seems a bit small for that aspect ratio.

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10 hours ago, CaribbeanCLANK said:

Appreciate the advice. From what I have seen online a GTX 1070 will be able to handle 3440x1440. And 34" seems like a good size...there are a few ultrawide monitors that are a bit bigger but very expensive. And 29" seems a bit small for that aspect ratio.

Yeah, I think the 1070 would be the next-best choice, if you're not able to go with a 1080 for whatever reason, unless Nvidia release a 1070Ti. I agree, 29" ultrawide may seem small (in the vertical dimension, particularly). For flightsims, it seems to me that bigger is better!

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