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I know this is a long post but I could sure use the advise of the experts out there!

Everyone is talking about the 9900k but very little about the 9900x, 9920x, 9940x. I’m needing to upgrade my 5820k build and don’t know which way to go, 9900K or X. I mostly fly the PMDG 777 in P3Dv4.4. I’m moving to a two monitor setup with a 55” Samsung 4K for outside view and a Dell U3818DW to display only the virtual cockpit. That’s a lot of pixels so I’ll also install a second 1080ti SC2. From what I can understand SLI can help push pixels and improve detail even if not improving frame rate. (An RTX 2080ti is not out of the question down the road)

Also, from my Avsim readings, it sounds like PMDG aircraft are processor intensive. When running cpu-z while flying the 777, all six cores spike frequently giving me the impression if I had more cores they would get used. My X99 system also has 64 gigs of memory (8gbX8-2400 Corsair Dominator.) It was fast memory when I built my system but not so much anymore. It does represent quite an investment however. I’d lose half of it with the Z390 build. Also PCIe lanes. Since Rob A. is building his “beast” on a Z390 board with NVLink, it sounds like 2x8 sli (nvlink) doesn’t steal performance compared to 2x16 sli(?)

I know there are many of you out there with years of experience and technical knowledge. If you’ve read this far your input would be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,

Don


Don Spence

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3 hours ago, wrap23 said:

I know this is a long post but I could sure use the advise of the experts out there!

Everyone is talking about the 9900k but very little about the 9900x, 9920x, 9940x. I’m needing to upgrade my 5820k build and don’t know which way to go, 9900K or X. I mostly fly the PMDG 777 in P3Dv4.4. I’m moving to a two monitor setup with a 55” Samsung 4K for outside view and a Dell U3818DW to display only the virtual cockpit. That’s a lot of pixels so I’ll also install a second 1080ti SC2. From what I can understand SLI can help push pixels and improve detail even if not improving frame rate. (An RTX 2080ti is not out of the question down the road)

Also, from my Avsim readings, it sounds like PMDG aircraft are processor intensive. When running cpu-z while flying the 777, all six cores spike frequently giving me the impression if I had more cores they would get used. My X99 system also has 64 gigs of memory (8gbX8-2400 Corsair Dominator.) It was fast memory when I built my system but not so much anymore. It does represent quite an investment however. I’d lose half of it with the Z390 build. Also PCIe lanes. Since Rob A. is building his “beast” on a Z390 board with NVLink, it sounds like 2x8 sli (nvlink) doesn’t steal performance compared to 2x16 sli(?)

I know there are many of you out there with years of experience and technical knowledge. If you’ve read this far your input would be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,

Don

I strongly recommend against 1080ti SLI.  Been there done that.  If want specific issues I’ve encountered with SLI feel free to ask.

 


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I would really appreciate your experience with SLI. Thanks for responding.


Don Spence

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1 hour ago, wrap23 said:

I would really appreciate your experience with SLI. Thanks for responding.

Sure,

1. Heat issues with upper card.  I have a large case with plenty of airflow.  Upper card could easily reach 90 degrees if u were not careful.

2. If u have any aircraft with Realight u will have flickering issues at night.  Many others have verified this as well.

3. If u undock any window and move it to another monitor SLI mode disables.  Only fix is to restart the simulator.

4. Sound issues.  Popping, static, and random clicking noise.  Disable SLI and all is well again.

5. Drivers that worked without issue were few and far between.

6. Performance was not smooth or consistent.  Hard to explain.

2080ti runs P3D like a boss.


Matt Wilson

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1 hour ago, mpw8679 said:

2080ti runs P3D like a boss.

I don’t have experience with the 9900X, but completely agree with this statement.  For me, at least, and coming from a 1060, P3D is a completely delightful experience.

Never had much luck with SLI... just too unstable for me. I know others have had success, but results aren’t as consistent as I’d like to try it again. 



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Thank you for the sli info. Sounds like a 2080ti in my future.

Anyone with ideas about i9900k vs x? Are more cores good for complex aircraft like PMDG?


Don Spence

ASUS x99 Pro/USB 3.1, i7-5820K @ 4.0GHz, 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400, EVGA 1080 Ti SC2, Corsair H115i cooler, Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB, Samsung 960 EVO M.2 1TB, 2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD, EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 PSU, NZXT Noctis 450 Mid Tower, Dell U3818DW

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