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How to Set NVIDEA Control Panel in X-Plane 11

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This may be a dumb question but have always heard the dumb ones were the ones not asked.

 

I watched the X-plane set up video describing how to set the sliders to get the optimum performance from your computer system with the new X-plane 11. I might have missed it but where do we set our NVIDEA control panel settings? Do we set them to the "Default" setting for the current driver we have installed  and the "X-plane.exc" selected? Or do we make some adjustments to the GPU via this panel in addition to the internal X-plane 11 settings?

I currently have a i7 4790 with 16 Gb ram and a GTX 980 video card that has 4 GB ram. and the entire X-plane 11 on a 500 GB Samsung SSD. I am using my old 42" Sanyo LCD Tv as my monitor but would like to move up to 4K somewhere in the future.

 

For now I would like to just run X-plane 11 at the best possible settings and to get rid of some very small micro stutters while flying. With my current settings I generally get in the 28-35 fps with med scenery, max textures , high HDR and x4 AA with "No" AI aircraft but real wx.

 

Thanks and looking for your helpful tips and ideas.

 

Terry

 

 

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I guess from the lack of response to this question about the proper settings for the Nvidiia control panel as it pertains to  X-plane 11, it must have no effect on the simulators operation.

 

Thanks for taking the time to view this thread.

 

Terry

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With HDR enabled, there is no need to set anything in NCP, from the eye-candy stand point, the only setting I bother with is locking frames to 1/2 of my monitor's refresh which in my case is 30, this yields smooth transition when camera panning or turning aircraft.

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42 minutes ago, CarlosF said:

With HDR enabled, there is no need to set anything in NCP, from the eye-candy stand point, the only setting I bother with is locking frames to 1/2 of my monitor's refresh which in my case is 30, this yields smooth transition when camera panning or turning aircraft.

Carlos, but do you have VSync ticked in XP11 graphics menu ?

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2 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Carlos, but do you have VSync ticked in XP11 graphics menu ?

No Jose, no need to, my system never yields frames higher then 60 with current rendering settings.

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Traditionally, there have been 3 adjustments for X-Plane.

Maximum performance / power.

Single display perf. mode.

Threaded Opt. OFF

And of course the mentioned limit to 30fps. That only applies to people who set their X-Plane up to maintain 30fps in the first place however.

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Ok, those are my only settings, less the 30fps limit - I have it unlimited and get between 30 and 48 fps... Good enough for me. HDR on, which was never an acceptable choice in XP10 because of the bigger hit in fps.

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My Preferred Settings:

X-Plane 11

** Monitor Technology: G-SYNC
Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration: Single display performance mode
Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
Preferred refresh rate: Highest available
Texture filtering - Quality: High Quality
Texture filtering - Trilinear optimisation: On
Threaded optimisation: On  (OFF on my System delivers poor performance, YMMV.)
Vertical sync: Use the 3D application setting

Mike

 

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Thanks Guys,

 

The last few responses were what I was searching for. Still looks like it all depends on your system. Wish the LR lady would do a second video talking about this subject. Other than making things look nice in the simulator,  what does HDR have to do with the Nvidia control panel? I do not remember seeing it as one of the settings there.

 

Finally, who makes the command decisions to set the green default icon in the Nvidia control panel for the X-plane .exc? Is it someone from LR or from Nviidia? When I see them, I think that LR must have given their blessing/ recommendation to use this setting.

 

Again thanks to all that have taken the time to respond.

 

Terry 

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X-Plane 11 defaults to only 4x Anisotropic filtering so I manually force it to 16X using the control panel. Other than that, there's really no need to touch anything, but you can play around with the Power Saving, Threaded Optimization and other settings and see whether they make any difference in your particular case.

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