Nyxx

AS + SF FPS Test a bit of a surprise! Not planed.

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Am running a 1070 

4x SSAA = not a good option for clouds but that's how I roll :cool:

With the GLJ at EGNX with no weather at all, clear skies I get 48-50 FPS in the VC.

Its was grim here this morning so I thought I would fire up P3D and see how it looked...yes it to was grim. FPS were fine no different to normal. So why I thought of this I have no idear.

I thought I would run a FPS test as people ask about optimization and FPS. I thought it would be overcast but it can easily look like that from the ground.

Bear with me a min please.......Since I do all my flights with cruise around FL 270-  360,380 I get fed up with the max cloud draw of 110 miles I have in AS. I can always see the bubble even with it masked with other setting I use within AS. 

So I thought if SF is optimized I might get a better range? Well I went mad and set max cloud draw to 220 miles, crazy and with  4x SSAA I thought it was a bad idea. But since the GLJ can get to FL380 in very little time I thought I would get very high and see. 

I thought I would see silly low FPS on the ground and would kick myself for even thinking of this.

Here are the results with AS + SF Cloud draw 220 miles.

First climbing up though clouds

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This one I forgot to turn FPS on, its taken at FL330 and hence why I when right upto FL 380 

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Here we are at FL380. 

You can make of this as you feel fit and you could do the same test with whatever textures you use as I did not run a test using my old ASCA + Soft clouds. It was a spur of the moment test. I have now Set my max cloud Draw to 180 and hopefully it can stay there with clouds out as far as I can see unlike 90-110 draw distance. 

Enjoy! Sorry it was not a totally overcast sky today this morning over the UK

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Thats its guys, am done with testing and sharing. I hope others show you all there finding and you get all the info you would like. 

Am done :biggrin: am also back to work from tonight so am out of here :cool:

 

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Thanks for the share. I've just got rex SF and for the last few hours done some testing using ASP4 as the weather engine. What I am experiencing is a performance hit compared to using ASP4 and ASCA. This was the metar I used as a reference YSCH 031158Z 09022G59KT 050V130 6SM RA OVC009 BKN021 OVC030 05/02 A2923 RMK EDITED WEATHER. I would lose anywhere from 2-10fps using rexSF/ASP4 combo compared to constant 30fps (locked) using ASP4/ASCA combo.

I mucked around with settings within rexSF with no improvement. I used HWmonitor and noticed that my GPU usage with rexSF/ASP4 combo remained pegged at 100% whilst with ASP4/ASCA combo it would hover around 50-67%.  My AA settings are reasonable at 4xMSAA.

I need to do further testing but I am very disappointed with this result so far.

 

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OVC009 - RSF provides a true overcast and that's probably the difference that you are seeing.

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1 hour ago, branks737 said:

Thanks for the share. I've just got rex SF and for the last few hours done some testing using ASP4 as the weather engine. What I am experiencing is a performance hit compared to using ASP4 and ASCA. This was the metar I used as a reference YSCH 031158Z 09022G59KT 050V130 6SM RA OVC009 BKN021 OVC030 05/02 A2923 RMK EDITED WEATHER. I would lose anywhere from 2-10fps using rexSF/ASP4 combo compared to constant 30fps (locked) using ASP4/ASCA combo.

I mucked around with settings within rexSF with no improvement. I used HWmonitor and noticed that my GPU usage with rexSF/ASP4 combo remained pegged at 100% whilst with ASP4/ASCA combo it would hover around 50-67%.  My AA settings are reasonable at 4xMSAA.

I need to do further testing but I am very disappointed with this result so far.

 

Branko.

Did you change the textures to DTX5 and 512? They look better and have no real FPS hit.

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3 hours ago, jabloomf1230 said:

OVC009 - RSF provides a true overcast and that's probably the difference that you are seeing.

Yes I agree. I disabled the enhanced overcast option but it didn't make a difference. For me anyway on an overcast day I can't use it unless I can find a tweak for it.

3 hours ago, Nyxx said:

Branko.

Did you change the textures to DTX5 and 512? They look better and have no real FPS hit.

Yes I have it on DTX5 and 512. 

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