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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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7 minutes ago, swiesma said:

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.

Well, come again, maybe we can grab a beer ;)

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Im running a 1080ti as well. I woukd like someone to try the dynamic lightinf and see how the card handles thst.

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37 minutes ago, Cruachan said:

 

 

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

I do plan to employ frame rate limiting, but for the moment, I'm letting it run unlimited to see what it is capable running "all out" in different scenarios.

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So far I am doing very well with my 980ti with 6GB. I have done some wrought tuning and I am getting better results with unlimited FPS at 30hz than I got with V3. I very rarely see the FPS drop below 30fps and its very smooth but I am seeing 6 to 7GB out of 8GB total used in my system Mem so my setting are definitly well into OOM territory if this was 32 bit.

Thats all with the A2A C172, ORBX SoCal, FSDT KLAX and ASP4 in low overcast conditions. now I don't have and won't have the sliders all the way over (some I do) but I would say that its an obvious step up from V3 as far as performance is concerned. I need to get the PMDG 777 into the mix to really test it.

If I see a good deal on a used 1080ti ill pick it up but I am happy with the 980 ti so I will probably wait till next gen.

There is no doubt though that we are now in  the territory where GPU upgrades alone will make a difference just like with other 3D applications. That was never really the case before.

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2 hours 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?

Greg,

My GTX 960 4GB is working fine but i am not pushing it yet. I am getting better frames in Pd3V4 with the same settings I used in PD3V3.4.

Greg

 

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