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After upgrading to P3Dv4 I found some of the things I would like to enable such as dynamic reflections, different kind of shadows etc have a rather severe hit on FPS.

For this reason I'm playing with the thought of replacing my current 980Ti with a 1080Ti since most of these options are dependent on your GPU the way I've understood it.

My current system spec is a 6700K @ 4.5 GHz, 16 GB DDR4 @ 3000 MHz and the 980Ti.

Anyone else with a similar spec already did this upgrade and can share the experience? 

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Unless you have money to burn I would sit tight and hope that Volta will get a pre-Xmas release.

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Read up a bit on the upcoming Volta and from the information I was able to gather it seems rather unlikely we will see it before early 2018 at best.

Also like always we will most probably first see the reference cards and then it will be even some more time waiting until we'll be able to buy an aftermarket version from the known brands such as MSI etc meaning we might end up in mid 2018.

With this said and a nice aftermarket card based on Volta possibly almost a year away I personally think I'll go for a 1080Ti while waiting. However that will only be of interest if I know the improvement over my current 980Ti would be significant allowing me to enjoy P3Dv4 in all its glory in a way I can't with my 980Ti.

So again, if anyone is reading this who already replaced their 980Ti with a 1080Ti could share the experience and result it would be most welcome and appreciated!

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980ti -> 1080ti here with a similar system (my specs on sig) What can i tell you... 1080ti is a huge card for general gaming(especially VR), for flight simming not as much... if you are going to see improvements!? yes you are...big improvements!? no! you still going to need to lock the frames to 30fps /30hz to get a smooth flying expirience without fps floating, the diference is now you can go higher with your game settings, i have almost all settings on max in 4k, nevertheless im getting random stutters that im trying to solve...it's very important what resolution do you use, less that 1440p doesnt worth the change.

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Thanks a lot for the input!

Should of course have mentioned I'm running P3D in 4K.

I'm actually quite happy with the performance I already got and I rarely see any stutters or other kind of issues related to performance. My problem is more as mentioned above that I noticed there are a couple of options/settings I can't enable/increase the way I would like without taking a hard hit from a FPS perspective.

So after reading your post where you're saying you have most options enabled and/or to the far right, that sounds promising and especially so if you were not able to use these same settings with your 980Ti.

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I understand, we always want to go a little higher, from what im experiencing my first advice would be if you are happy with the performance stay stiil and do nothing :)...but it's all about you wallet, 1080ti it's not cheap, you have to decide if it's worth the money just to get a slight improvement in P3D...if you play other games in 4k i would say go for it, 1080ti is a fuc*ing monster ;)

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I had two 1070's in SLI and switched to a 1080TI.  I saw a significant difference with respect to LOD radius, dynamic lighting, etc. My quality and performance were very good with the 1070's but I still feel the upgrade cost was worth it.

Vic

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21 minutes ago, vgbaron said:

I had two 1070's in SLI and switched to a 1080TI.  I saw a significant difference with respect to LOD radius, dynamic lighting, etc. My quality and performance were very good with the 1070's but I still feel the upgrade cost was worth it.

Vic

Thanks for the input Vic, sounds great!

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You cannot go wrong with the ti Richard - that card is a beast!

Vic

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I  moved from 980Ti to 1080Ti last Wednesday and after a week of simming with 1080Ti here is my personal assessment (I have i7-6700k@4.7 16GB DDR2400, 2TB SSD)

1. I won't see see massive overall FPS increase in heavy airports such as EGLL/KJFK, perfhaps +2/4 depending on a overall set-up

2. HOWEVER, you will notice dramatic improvement in performance with regard to DL and multylayer overcast.

 

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Thanks for the input and this is expected I think how your FPS itself will not increase much if anything but how you on the other hand will be able to use things such as dynamic lighting, shadows, reflections etc without taking that much of an FPS hit.

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