Roy Jeon

P3D lags too much.. I want a smoother one..

Recommended Posts

I bought the P3D V4. My original FSX runs in very high quality but my p3d is not working properly. It lags too much and the fps is so low. I use a retina 4k 21.5 inch iMac. Can you help me?

Share this post


Link to post
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

P3D as is, is more demanding than FSX. P3Dv4 is even more demanding than v3. Retina display or not, your iMac will struggle, obviously. It's like expecting better fuel economy from tinted windows. You need a proper PC to run it decently.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post

Maybe wait 48 hours and see what 4.1 brings. If the issue persists there are a number of adjustments you can make, but to get quality advice you'll need to provide a bit more information as to what hardware, settings, addons etc you are using 

Share this post


Link to post

P3Dv4 + 4K + iMac.... Well :-)

Even my PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti struggles here.

Share this post


Link to post

Unfortunately it's your iMac that's the problem...just not powerful enough as P3D pushes much more workload over to the GPU than FSX.

Share this post


Link to post
7 hours ago, swiesma said:

P3Dv4 + 4K + iMac.... Well :-)

Even my PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti struggles here.

A PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti shouldn't struggle!  I have a 7700K and 1080 running 4K and P3d is smooth as silk 

Share this post


Link to post
35 minutes ago, YukonPete said:

A PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti shouldn't struggle!  I have a 7700K and 1080 running 4K and P3d is smooth as silk 

It all depends on your settings and addons used. ;) I have a 4790K and a 1080 running 1902x1080 and things can get pretty choppy unless I lower settings (a lot) or fly in rural/bush area's. 

Share this post


Link to post
12 hours ago, Roy Jeon said:

I use a retina 4k 21.5 inch iMac

I don't believe the iMac meets P3D V4 minimum requirements due to the Intel Iris Pro 6200 graphics processor.  Unfortunately that's not something that can be upgraded in the iMac.

Cheers, Rob.

Share this post


Link to post
13 hours ago, Roy Jeon said:

I bought the P3D V4. My original FSX runs in very high quality but my p3d is not working properly. It lags too much and the fps is so low. I use a retina 4k 21.5 inch iMac. Can you help me?

Which config. do you have? i5 with Turboboost to 3.8 GHz? The Radeon Pro 560 is the best card they for the 4K and it's about like a 970 with 4 gb.?  Need more info.

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, J van E said:

running 1902x1080 and things can get pretty choppy unless I lower settings (a lot) or fly in rural/bush area's. 

Wow ! I am speechless, but I also wait for next year when the next Intel chip is expected to deliver to upgrade my PC and the Graphic card before I touch P3Dv4 ;-)

To the OP, you don't have to get P3Dv4.  If FSX is working great for you why making the move now?  Either invest in better hardware first and then move, or stay put forever.  Heck, I still have my FSX-SE to run my PMDG MD-11, if you don't overload your sim with add-ons you will be just fine.

Share this post


Link to post
14 hours ago, YukonPete said:

A PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti shouldn't struggle!  I have a 7700K and 1080 running 4K and P3d is smooth as silk 

Well. It is like it is. Sorry ;-)

Share this post


Link to post

What “smooth as silk” is for one ,

is not “smooth enough” for the other ...

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
5 hours ago, GSalden said:

What “smooth as silk” is for one ,

is not “smooth enough” for the other ...

Ain't that the truth

Share this post


Link to post
On 10/8/2017 at 3:51 AM, swiesma said:

P3Dv4 + 4K + iMac.... Well :-)

Even my PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti struggles here.

 

21 hours ago, YukonPete said:

A PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti shouldn't struggle!  I have a 7700K and 1080 running 4K and P3d is smooth as silk 

4790K and a 1050ti. Smooth as well... Not maxed out settings, but not minimum either.

 

Russ

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, b1bmsgt said:

 

4790K and a 1050ti. Smooth as well... Not maxed out settings, but not minimum either.

 

Russ

4K?

Share this post


Link to post
On 10/8/2017 at 11:31 AM, YukonPete said:

A PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti shouldn't struggle!  I have a 7700K and 1080 running 4K and P3d is smooth as silk 

Yeah right!!lol

Turn on DL and 4xssaa

Pmdg 

Klax

4k

Let me know how smooth yo ur sim is running

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
7 minutes ago, JoeFackel said:

4K and 4 x SSAA? Okay ...

You have no performance drop at all with those settings

I have2 titans sc in sli getting anihillated lol

 

Share this post


Link to post

Nobody was talking about 4xSSAA along with the 4K here... YukonPete simply said he has no issues with 4 using a 7700K and a 1080. Of course, add DL and 4xSSAA to this, start up your sim in Dusk and your performance is ruined...

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post

DL kills everything so stop being unreasonable! I don't need DL to have an excellent experience that is smooth as silk. I have 4xssaa at FB KSFOv2 in the PMDG744 and I am holding 30FPS in spot view and 23FPS in the VC. All world option sliders at about 3/4 of the way right. Smooth as silk in 4K

Share this post


Link to post
11 hours ago, YukonPete said:

 Smooth as silk in 4K

Yeah, sure. Without clouds maybe ;) And no long frames and stuff? 

Share this post


Link to post
On 10/8/2017 at 0:51 AM, swiesma said:

P3Dv4 + 4K + iMac.... Well :-)

Even my PC with the 6700K and a 1080ti struggles here.

How fast is your 6700K?  If you can see my specs in my signature, my processor is only one notch above the 6700k.  I can run P3dv4 with most settings maxed, minus full AI and autogen (because I use photoreal scenery).  It is very fluid even with Carenado's most demanding aircraft, their t-props and jets.  Remember, your aircraft selection will make a difference.  Also, you need to make sure you have at least 25 GB of free hard drive space, so Windows can cache effectively. As for the iMac, it is ill suited for P3dv4.

One tip, try reducing your texture size in P3d to 2048x2048.  You will be hard pressed to tell a difference and it will free up processing power.  Also, I lock my fps to 33, although it goes against the grain from what some recommend, it helps with the processing of texture updates.

John

Share this post


Link to post
16 hours ago, YukonPete said:

DL kills everything so stop being unreasonable! I don't need DL to have an excellent experience that is smooth as silk. I have 4xssaa at FB KSFOv2 in the PMDG744 and I am holding 30FPS in spot view and 23FPS in the VC. All world option sliders at about 3/4 of the way right. Smooth as silk in 4K

And i suppose you do not do any evening flights due to lights not illuminatung ground with dl off

Share this post


Link to post
6 hours ago, swiesma said:

Yeah, sure. Without clouds maybe ;) And no long frames and stuff? 

That's using AS cloud art, AS, Rex 4HD, Orbx SC.  Just because you obviously cant get a smooth running sim doesn't mean others cant! 

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now