LecLightning56

FPS higher with 747-8 than 747-400 on the Ground

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Just an observation on my part but one which surprised me is that, on the ground at the default airfield of Eglin AFB in P3D v4.4, the 747-8 has up to 10 frames more than the 747-400.

The cockpit settings are exactly the same in both aircraft.

Does anyone have any words of wisdom to explain this phenomenon? Personally I might have expected less frames with the 747-8 than the 747-400 on account of its sophistication comparatively.

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Hate to beg the question, as I fly both, but what is more imperative, a set of figures such as FPS numbers, or a smooth looking actual display on your monitor?  It's akin to 'My Ferrari does 175mph yet I am only getting 15mph/gal'.

I can never comprehend this obsession simmers have with FPS.

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6 minutes ago, vc10man said:

Hate to beg the question, as I fly both, but what is more imperative, a set of figures such as FPS numbers, or a smooth looking actual display on your monitor?  It's akin to 'My Ferrari does 175mph yet I am only getting 15mph/gal'.

I can never comprehend this obsession simmers have with FPS.

I agree wholeheartedly that there is an obsession with FPS, I am merely expressing a surprise on my part through observation.

That said, I can think of a number of products where lack of FPS may well lead to anything but smooth performance and kudos indeed to PMDG for going the extra mile to ensure that those of us with less than state-of-the-art megabucks computers can enjoy their products and expect smooth performance under the most challenging of conditions, as I myself can vouch for (without the megabucks input).

Anyway, if someone can elucidate any further on why perhaps the excellent 747-8 surpasses the 747-400 in this respect then it is of interest to me personally and hence the thread.

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