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P3D4: How's your video card working out?

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Reading the thread its clear V4 squeezes every bit of the GPU - I am about to.. literally 'add to cart' a new rig, anything I may have missed or not included in order to run V4 with smooth FPS? Do I need to up the RAM? 

 

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake CPU, 4 Cores, 4.2 - 4.5GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste: Standard Thermal Paste
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z270N-WIFI Motherboard
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Memory (2 x 8GB Sticks)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Graphics Card
OS Drive: 250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM Hard Disk
Power Supply: Corsair CX750M 80 PLUS Bronze 750W PSU
Sound Card: Onboard High Definition Audio

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6 minutes ago, darzifa said:

Reading the thread its clear V4 squeezes every bit of the GPU - I am about to.. literally 'add to cart' a new rig, anything I may have missed or not included in order to run V4 with smooth FPS? Do I need to up the RAM? 

 

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake CPU, 4 Cores, 4.2 - 4.5GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste: Standard Thermal Paste
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z270N-WIFI Motherboard
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Memory (2 x 8GB Sticks)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Graphics Card
OS Drive: 250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM Hard Disk
Power Supply: Corsair CX750M 80 PLUS Bronze 750W PSU
Sound Card: Onboard High Definition Audio

16 Gb is enough RAM. You can try oc the memory.

You also have enough VRAM and there is no faster card at this moment.

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Just now, GSalden said:

16 Gb is enough RAM. You can try oc the memory.

You also have enough VRAM and there is no faster card at this moment.

thanks @GSalden

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15 hours ago, Nytro said:

Day, who flys at night? :D

Here you go. KLAX with heavy overcast, TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=9, LOD=14.5

-> 20 to 30 FPS

 

 (Should be available in some minutes....)

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Hi all, I have an older pc running an i7 3.07GHz overclocked at 3.9GHz with a GTX670 TI. Is it futile just upgrading my GPU to a 1070 or 1080? I'm finding my 670 having trouble keeping up...

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I'm hovering over the cart checkout as I type.

Moved across from FSX SE with DX10 fixer to P3D v4.  I'm getting similar performance in terms of FPS with my GTX 970 but I can definitely push some of the sliders further right.  When I say typical FPS, my ultimate stress test is coming in on short final to FSDT KLAX using FTX Global, LC and SoCal region in cloudy weather.  I only have the Real Air Turbine Duke installed so far but I'm pulling about 20-25 FPS under these conditions.  Not much better than FSX, if I switch the the PMDG 737 when its released I expect the FPS to be significantly less.  Again not much difference from FSX performance wise. 

However what's really annoying is the shimmer in P3D....it's terrible unless I bump up AA to 4xSGSS which of course means my 3.5GB of VRAM is swallowed up in cloudy conditions resulting in 100% load and a stuttering mess.  If I drop it back to 2xSGSS the load on my card drops off but the shimmering is terrible!  In FSX with the DX10 fixer I could run 4xSGSS in heavy clouds and my video card never maxed out.  I understand in P3D the GPU is worked harder so I completely understand this,

So I've got my finger on the checkout cart for a 1070.  Can't really afford a 1080 or higher. 

Will I see a significant frame rate boost?  Or will I just be able to push the sliders a bit more without topping out on utilisation?

EDIT:  I'm running with an i7 4790k 4.4Ghz with 16GB of RAM.

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35 minutes ago, Mikenor said:

Hi all, I have an older pc running an i7 3.07GHz overclocked at 3.9GHz with a GTX670 TI. Is it futile just upgrading my GPU to a 1070 or 1080? I'm finding my 670 having trouble keeping up...

Are you sure your GPU is having trouble keeping up? I would go first for a CPU which can be overclocked much higher. Of course, the best thing would be upgrading both, CPU and GPU. I'm saying this becouse i have 2700K overclocked to 4.9GHz and an 560ti, fortunately it's a 2gb Vram msi twin frozr. I overclocked my GPU for the first time yesterday and i'm getting 30fps(i have them locked at 30)in any situation now, and sim is a very, very smooth. Performance was good even before overclocking my GPU, but i had stutters. Now fps are at 30 all the time and i don't have stutters at all anymore, even in bad weather with as2016 + ASCA at payware airports.  I'm surprised with my old system performance.  Becouse of this i've said - i would go for a CPU first

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If you don't push the sliders, don't use dynamic reflections and be reasonable with your settings, you are fine.  Mine is a GTX980 with 4GB and I am seeing gain of up to 50% versus V3 in the same settings and same scenario.  Most importantly I don't see stutters anymore, which is a huge plus.  At KSEA and ORBX PNW, I actually can use some ground traffics now and see also smooth flight.  So on my modest system: i7-2700K oc 4.8 Ghz and the GTX980, P3Dv4 performs very well. I also did not touch any config files, and don't plan to for the foreseeable future.

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Some advice for those thinking of getting a new video card. I had a 1080 installed and then went to a 1080ti and found very little difference in performance using flight sims such as P3Dv4. 

If your not playing the latest cutting edge tech game (Witcher 3 or Prey) than stick with the lower priced 1080. 

I do play those cutting edge games as well as flight sims so my 1080ti works for me, and in fact, I am thinking of going with a more powerful 1080ti soon so I might have both a 1080 and a 1080ti for sale soon in the for "sale section" here. 

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If you use 4K the ti is a big step up to the 1080....

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I was using 4k in P3D with my 1080 and the new ti made very little difference.

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P3D is only a minor upgrade. But all other games in 4K are much better with the ti. 

 

And if you bump up the graphic stuff like ssaa, 16x filtering etc the ti is also much better. Especially in overcast. 

 

And yes I know you are always right and I am only a little immature boy so that was it from my side to this ;-)

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6 hours ago, Michael Moe said:

Have you ticked the Ultra terrain textures? This is a VRAM hog and not for our GTX970.4GB 

Thanks Michael Moe 

Yes actually, thanks, I'll check that down a notch

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33 minutes ago, warbirds said:

I do play those cutting edge games as well as flight sims so my 1080ti works for me, and in fact, I am thinking of going with a more powerful 1080ti soon so I might have both a 1080 and a 1080ti for sale soon in the for "sale section" here. 

Do you really think that another 1080 ti will show more performance than your current 1080 ti ?

I have a Gigabyte Gamers OC and in OC mode it runs at 1926 mhz. Compared to its stock frequence I gain 1 fps ...

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