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Is it possible for a GTX1060 6G to perform worse than a GTX680? I recently upgraded (or thought it was an upgrade) my system from a GTX680 to a GTX1060 6G, and have found that instead of getting better performance it got worse. My FPS dropped by 30-50% at my HD airports, where all settings remained the same with my FPS is locked at 30. I used Nvidia Inspector to configure my card (both 680 and 1060) to the settings recommend by NickC, and added the recommended lines to the P3D config, which made significant improvement to the GTX680 operation.

With the GTX680 (2Gb G-ram) my FPS was always between 25 and 30 and generally smooth, day or night; with the GTX1060 (6Gb G-ram) my FPS varies from 10 to 30 at the same airports and under the same conditions with stutters.

Is this possible? If so, can someone explain how this is so?

I expected some serious improvement over the 680 with quality and for sure smoothness, instead it got poorer. I still can't believe what now exist after spending money I could have used elsewhere.

I sure hope someone can explain what went wrong.

My system is an i7/6700 with 16Gb DDR2400 ram and an 450Gb SSD and either the GTX680 or the GTX1060 and 3x Dell 23" monitors through a matrox triplehead2go, running Win7/64 and P3Dv4.3.

Using GPU-Z to monitor my graphics card, I find that the load on the GPU is only 20% with other parameters according to card spec. I updated the driver with a clean update to v416.

Edited by portanav
added more info. and driver update.

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I think the problem is your operating system, new generation of video cards drivers are more efficient with Windows 10.

Also to check if you installed the new card inside a PCI 3.0 slot as this also influence the performance of new generation of video cards.

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Simbol 

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The GTX 1060 is supposed to be fully compatible with Windows 7 64bit, so I do not understand why it would exhibit decreased performance when compared to the GTX 680. The 6GB of VRAM alone should enable it to run P3D across three monitors much better than the GTX 680. To be honest, I am surprised that the GTX 680 managed this so well with only 2GB VRAM.

Where are you, Steve W? We need your imput!


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1 hour ago, simbol said:

 

Also to check if you installed the new card inside a PCI 3.0 slot as this also influence the performance of new generation of video cards.

 

Hello Michael

Have a look at Simbols post first ^^ 

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Personally I would then get back to basics.   

1) Remove Nvidia Inspector (Delete your profile)  

2) Update or reinstall your Graphics driver using Driver Display Uninstaller to remove your old driver first

3) Then follow the steps in This Post for some light house cleaning  (Wont effect your Add Ons) 

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1 hour ago, simbol said:

I think the problem is your operating system, new generation of video cards drivers are more efficient with Windows 10.

Also to check if you installed the new card inside a PCI 3.0 slot as this also influence the performance of new generation of video cards.

Regards,

Simbol 

Simbol -- I hate to disagree with you but I am running a 1070 in Win7 Pro and love the performance. A solid 30 FPS in 1920x1080 (except with DL sometimes) using Megascenery (no Orbx) with almost all options to the right. I also think he should delete his shaders and follow Elaine's directions above. I updated from an AMD R9 270x and the difference is night and day. Anyway, keep up the good work on your add-ons!


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1 hour ago, Bills511 said:

You didn't mention that you updated your drivers. If not https://www.geforce.com/drivers

Hi, yes I did a clean update with the latest driver from Nvidia v416.


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32 minutes ago, Poppet said:

 

Hello Michael

Have a look at Simbols post first ^^ 

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Personally I would then get back to basics.   

1) Remove Nvidia Inspector (Delete your profile)  

2) Update or reinstall your Graphics driver using Driver Display Uninstaller to remove your old driver first

3) Then follow the steps in This Post for some light house cleaning  (Wont effect your Add Ons) 

Hi Elaine;

I did install into a PCIE3.0 slot (ASUS Z170), clean update to v416. I will remove NVI profile also try the suggestions on your link.

Thanks,

Edited by portanav
added more info.

Best Regards,

Michael. - Beta Tester (ProATC-x)

SIM: P3Dv4/Prosim737 - AivlaSoft EFB-2, ASP4. Texture Direct, World Airways, SkyForce 3D, EnvForce, TomatoShade, PFPX, TOPCAT, FSUIPC, UT Live, AccuFeel, RAAS Pro and ProATC/x

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1 hour ago, Poppet said:

 

Hello Michael

Have a look at Simbols post first ^^ 

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Personally I would then get back to basics.   

1) Remove Nvidia Inspector (Delete your profile)  

2) Update or reinstall your Graphics driver using Driver Display Uninstaller to remove your old driver first

3) Then follow the steps in This Post for some light house cleaning  (Wont effect your Add Ons) 

Hi Elaine, I am very happy to report that your suggestions fixed all my problems, and the new card is really running better than the GTX680.

Thank you and all the others who responded with their suggestions for helping me solve this.

Thanks again😄

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Michael. - Beta Tester (ProATC-x)

SIM: P3Dv4/Prosim737 - AivlaSoft EFB-2, ASP4. Texture Direct, World Airways, SkyForce 3D, EnvForce, TomatoShade, PFPX, TOPCAT, FSUIPC, UT Live, AccuFeel, RAAS Pro and ProATC/x

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1 hour ago, portanav said:

Hi Elaine, I am very happy to report that your suggestions fixed all my problems, and the new card is really running better than the GTX680.

Have you re-set the graphics settings to where you had them before deleting the .cfg file?


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2 hours ago, pgde said:

Simbol -- I hate to disagree with you but I am running a 1070 in Win7 Pro and love the performance. A solid 30 FPS in 1920x1080 (except with DL sometimes) using Megascenery (no Orbx) with almost all options to the right. I also think he should delete his shaders and follow Elaine's directions above. I updated from an AMD R9 270x and the difference is night and day. Anyway, keep up the good work on your add-ons!

Don't worry is a free world 😀.

But, I have a 1070 on my 4k laptop and I get 70 to 80 FPS with Dynamic lighting enabled, but it is running Windows 10 😉.

In any case, for the OP my second suggestion was way more important, which is to check the card was on an PCI 3.0 slot and that was actually running at 3x.

This time it was Nvidia Inspector + other tweaks causing the issue anyway.

All the best,

Simbol 

 

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12 hours ago, Murmur said:

Have you re-set the graphics settings to where you had them before deleting the .cfg file?

Yes I did.


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Michael. - Beta Tester (ProATC-x)

SIM: P3Dv4/Prosim737 - AivlaSoft EFB-2, ASP4. Texture Direct, World Airways, SkyForce 3D, EnvForce, TomatoShade, PFPX, TOPCAT, FSUIPC, UT Live, AccuFeel, RAAS Pro and ProATC/x

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