Gregg_Seipp

P3D4: How's your video card working out?

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I have a 970 4GB and I'm wondering if it's enough.  What do you have and how's it working out?

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I have a 1080ti and you can see here, in 4K, how it works...

Some are struggeling, but for me personally v4 is GOLD. You can see in the video at around 1:35 the CPU and GPU performance charts.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Gregg_Seipp said:

I have a 970 4GB and I'm wondering if it's enough.  What do you have and how's it working out?

Gregg,

I have the same card, it is enough but definitely not ideal.  I am seeing about the same frames as v3 but with much higher settings....because I am a glutton for punishment, so I really should tone it down and get better frame rates but I decided to test the limits at the moment.

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Just now, MarkW said:

Gregg,

I have the same card, it is enough but definitely not idea.  I am seeing about the same frames as v3 but with much higher settings....because I am a glutton for punishment, so I really should tone it down and get better frame rates but I decided to test the limits at the moment.

Very good to hear.  Thanks Mark.

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Also on a 1080 Ti and it's just munching up everything I throw at it, 8xSSAA, Ultra reflections, shadows maxed out, Ultra water and it's just sitting at 40c whilst playing, begging for more.

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Evga 1080 ftw, 8gb.  No trouble here and smooth all day long.  Good match for a 5ghz delidded 6700k.

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2 minutes ago, Sethos1988 said:

Also on a 1080 Ti and it's just munching up everything I throw at it, 8xSSAA, Ultra reflections, shadows maxed out, Ultra water and it's just sitting at 40c whilst playing, begging for more.

How's with dynamic lightning at night? My frames got from locked 30 to 15 using 747  using landing lights at night. daytime has a lot less impact

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1080 ti here and it's def munching everything up, though it's def not sitting at 40c! More around a nice 60c (ish) mark, which is pretty cool considering it's running full tilt most of the time.

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6 minutes ago, Johnny19 said:

How's with dynamic lightning at night? My frames got from locked 30 to 15 using 747  using landing lights at night. daytime has a lot less impact

I am finding the same thing...dynamic lights kill FPS.  I had 40FPS on the runway at FB KSFO in the 747 and as soon as I turned on all the lights I dropped to high teens. The more you turn on, the worse it is. It makes panning in the VC very bad but it was still a smooth takeoff.....

I'm running a GTX 1070 with no problems otherwise....

 

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7 minutes ago, stripealipe said:

1080 ti here and it's def munching everything up, though it's def not sitting at 40c! More around a nice 60c (ish) mark, which is pretty cool considering it's running full tilt most of the time.

I haven't thrown everything at it yet, but mine's definitely not sitting at 40c either.  LIke yours, mine hangs around 60c.

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10 minutes ago, Johnny19 said:

How's with dynamic lightning at night? My frames got from locked 30 to 15 using 747  using landing lights at night. daytime has a lot less impact

Couldn't tell you just yet, haven't been through that exact scenario yet, sorry :)

Just now, blackbird7 said:

I haven't thrown everything at it yet, but mine's definitely not sitting at 40c either.  LIke yours, mine hangs around 60c.

To be fair, I have a Sea Hawk X, which is an AIO card. It never really exceeds 50c and in less intensive applications, it stays around 38-40c.

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3 minutes ago, Flic1 said:

I am finding the same thing...dynamic lights kill FPS.  I had 40FPS on the runway at FB KSFO in the 747 and as soon as I turned on all the lights I dropped to high teens. The more you turn on, the worse it is. It makes panning in the VC very bad but it was still a smooth takeoff.....

I'm running a GTX 1070 with no problems otherwise....

 

I have a 1080 and no problems at all with dynamic lightning... wonder why !?

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My 1060 is now at 55 C, in cruise over Arizona in 747. I have very smooth experience, maxed settings, just have an issue with dynamic lightning :/ Planning to get 1800Ti OC by the end of the month. 

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1080 Ti, which is a recent upgrade from a 970. It is working very well - I just did a short flight in P3DV4 from FSDT IAD to FSDT JFK, in the PMDG 747, with a dense layer of clouds injected by AS16, and using Orbx Global textures, HD Trees and OpenLCNA.

Running 4X SSAA, my (unlocked) frame rates were averaging 45 on the ground, to near 80 in flight. Extremely smooth - better than anything I ever saw in Version 3, using the 970

I have not (yet) tried any flights at night to see the effects of dynamic lighting. I would expect that will bring down the frame rates.

With the default Baron, I am seeing unlocked frame rates around 130-140.

As others have noted, the GPU works very hard in P3D Version 4 (and in FSW too). I am seeing loads up to 85% on a regular basis, and the GPU definitely runs warm. It idles at about 30C in P8 mode, but with the sim running, temps will definitely get above 60C. It was pretty warm in my computer room yesterday, and on one occasion I saw the temps hit 80C - I took the GPU fan out of auto at that point in NVidia Inspector, and bumped the speed up to 80 percent, which cooled it back down to about 65C. I have the "Founders Edition" version of the 1080 Ti, which is shrouded, and has a single fan that exhausts outside of the case. I could actually smell the hot metal of the GPU heat sink when the temps approached 80C

I only had the 1080 Ti for a few days before I uninstalled Version 3, but even running everything maxed out, I don't think I ever saw a GPU load above 40 percent, or temps above 50C, so there is no question that Version 4 is utilizing the GPU intensely.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, JRBarrett said:

1080 Ti, which is a recent upgrade from a 970. It is working very well - I just did a short flight in P3DV4 from FSDT IAD to FSDT JFK, in the PMDG 747, with a dense layer of clouds injected by AS16, and using Orbx Global textures, HD Trees and OpenLCNA.

Running 4X SSAA, my (unlocked) frame rates were averaging 45 on the ground, to near 80 in flight. Extremely smooth - better than anything I ever saw in Version 3, using the 970

I have not (yet) tried any flights at night to see the effects of dynamic lighting. I would expect that will bring down the frame rates.

With the default Baron, I am seeing unlocked frame rates around 130-140.

As others have noted, the GPU works very hard in P3D Version 4 (and in FSW too). I am seeing loads up to 85% on a regular basis, and the GPU definitely runs warm. It idles at about 30C in P8 mode, but with the sim running, temps will definitely get above 60C. It was pretty warm in my computer room yesterday, and on one occasion I saw the temps hit 80C - I took the GPU fan out of auto at that point in NVidia Inspector, and bumped the speed up to 80 percent, which cooled it back down to about 65C. I have the "Founders Edition" version of the 1080 Ti, which is shrouded, and has a single fan that exhausts outside of the case. I could actually smell the hot metal of the GPU heat sink when the temps approached 80C

I only had the 1080 Ti for a few days before I uninstalled Version 3, but even running everything maxed out, I don't think I ever saw a GPU load above 40 percent, or temps above 50C, so there is no question that Version 4 is utilizing the GPU intensely.

 

 

What were your frames at landing on JFK and what autogen settings did you use? I wonder how much more fps you get with a 1080 Ti instead of my GTX 1060

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My 1080ti is right now over Europe at 71°C -> Gigabyte Aorus (OC Mode)

 

But we have around 28° here today.

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Another member of the 1080ti 11gb club here, other than Heathrow :dry:, it's handling everything i can throw at it

I have every slider to the right in terms of autogen, scenery detail, mesh resolution etc, 20% on all types of traffic, running UK2000 Gatwick xtreme with some very complex cloud formations around the UK currently and it rarely dips below 30fps. Will be interested to see how AI traffic and the Aerosoft airbus hit that further

I suspect the I7-7700k CPU is also helping a lot

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1 minute ago, swiesma said:

My 1080ti is right now over Europe at 71°C -> Gigabyte Aorus (OC Mode)

 

But we have around 28° here today.

Could you please test if you land or takeoff at airports like KJFK or KLAX how your fps are with Autogen all to Very Dense + Autogen draw distance on Very high?  Thanks!

I have the problem with my GTX 1060 that I get only 15 - 20 fps then in LA or NY. But the GPU temp lowers to around 52 °C. CPU is between 40 - 60 %. In other regions when I have 50 - 60 fps with these settings I have 67 °C GPU temp.

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I'll do a takeoff at KSFO after my flight from EKCH to EDDM (which will still take about 1,25 hours) :-)

Night / day? Any wishes?

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2 minutes ago, EGLD said:

Another member of the 1080ti 11gb club here, other than Heathrow :dry:, it's handling everything i can throw at it

I have every slider to the right in terms of autogen, scenery detail, mesh resolution etc, 20% on all types of traffic, running UK2000 Gatwick xtreme with some very complex cloud formations around the UK currently and it rarely dips below 30fps. Will be interested to see how AI traffic and the Aerosoft airbus hit that further

I suspect the I7-7700k CPU is also helping a lot

Thank you, Now I have a reference, I will try the same now with my GTX 1060.

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1 minute ago, swiesma said:

I'll do a takeoff at KSFO after my flight from EKCH to EDDM (which will still take about 1,25 hours) :-)

Night / day? Any wishes?

Day, who flys at night? :D

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11 minutes ago, swiesma said:

My 1080ti is right now over Europe at 71°C -> Gigabyte Aorus (OC Mode)

 

But we have around 28° here today.

Yeah, it's still 29 C here in Croatia. 6700 k at 62 C, 1060 at 63 C, my fans are at max, H100i V2 fans and my computer sounds like a jumbo jet taking off LOL

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1 hour ago, JRBarrett said:

Running 4X SSAA, my (unlocked) frame rates were averaging 45 on the ground, to near 80 in flight. Extremely smooth - better than anything I ever saw in Version 3, using the 970

 

Hi Jim,

It really isn't necessary to be running unlimited as, inevitably, this pushes the GPU usage, temps and fans towards an unhealthy sustained max. You will achieve an equally good experience by pegging frame rates at 30 (I set it at 31) and your GPU will 'thank' you for it while reserving adequate headroom for other stuff later. Use NVIDIA Inspector's graphing module (always on top) to monitor GPU activity and you will see what I mean. Currently I am testing with various in-sim settings and all sliders to the hard right (some you can, but not all) is inadvisable unless you can accept the penalties in performance. As with V3 you need to achieve a sensible balance. Certainly the 1080Ti allows us to do much more than before, including the provision of some additional useful, and effective, anti-aliasing options (4xSSAA works well for me without the need to employ SGSSAA in NVIDIA Inspector). 

We are, of course, working our way through the honeymoon period before, and perhaps inevitably, certain familiar realities will kick in once again.

I installed V4 yesterday alongside V3 and discovered from the word go that:

1) I don't need any manual tweaks in the configuration file,

2) I can run without an Affinity Mask,

3) I am able to enjoy a smooth and stutter-free experience with Hyperthreading turned back ON.

I do not use G-SYNC with Prepar3D V3 or V4. I do with everything else, including X-Plane 11 and Aerofly FS2.

Regards,

Mike

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1080ti  in OC mode

Running a 4k monitor, the GPU averages  a temp of 72C, 77% load with the PMDG 744 alongside REX clouds and AS16
(texture resolution is 2048 in my P3D v4)

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53 minutes ago, Johnny19 said:

Yeah, it's still 29 C here in Croatia. 6700 k at 62 C, 1060 at 63 C, my fans are at max, H100i V2 fans and my computer sounds like a jumbo jet taking off LOL

Haha, I feel you :-D

The PC gets fried... Croatia, what a nice country. Too bad I visited it only one time until now... And I was drunk the whole week so I don't remember anything :-D

Greetings to Croatia.

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