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After unsuccessfully trying to run x-plane on my circa 2010 system with Dell 27" monitors and a weak graphics card, I have a new system on the way with X9  8 cores including Turbo Boost to 5.0, 2 1tb SSD drives, 32GB of memory, and a Nvidia 2080 ti graphics card.  Everyone tells me that I will do very well with this system except that the old Dell monitors only refresh at 60 and there is no support for g sync. I am told I will get the best results with an IPS monitor, 100 refresh rate or so, response time of 4 or less, and g-sync support.

I found the Acer 32 inch predator with all of that except that it only has a refresh rate of 60.  I have a feeling that the super fast refresh rate would be very beneficial for games but I only with to get into simulation starting with x-plane.

Can anyone give me some advice here.  How would a refresh rate of 60 work with my new system using the Dell's.  I would really like a larger monitor but the right one.

Any help greatly appreciated,

Otrman

 

 

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I fly XP11 on a 24" BenQ PG2401 IPS monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate with no problems. I don't see anything to complain about when playing games on the monitor either, but then I'm not a hardcore gamer who might notice it. Works fine for me with everything from Assassin's Creed Odyssey to Total War Three Kingdoms.

I don't use a large "gaming" monitor because I need a pricey color-correct monitor like this for some of the graphics work I do, and they tend to not have high refresh rates.

So my advice would be to try your current monitor(s) with your new rig. You might want something fancier and newer to match the new system, but they might work fine as-is. 

Edited by Paraffin

Primary sim is X-Plane 11 on Windows 10
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People telling you that obviously aren’t familiar with flight sims!

With modern games, yes you could benefit with a higher refresh rate but with X-Plane you can still bring that system to it’s knees. Get some add ons,  complex aircraft, scenery and weather and you can be struggling for high frames if you aren’t careful even with that system. If you were ever tempted to change monitor for flight sim I’d go 4K and bigger for immersion rather than higher refresh rates.

Chris


Owner, Fulcrum Simulator Controls.

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I appreciate your advice.  I have been taking some of the x-plane flight lessons with my 27" 2K, 60FPS monitor the only issue I notice is that the instrument panel is a bit hard to read.  I found an Acer 34", flat screen, 4K monitor that supports g-sync. I like the idea of a larger screen but I will start flying with the new system and the 27" monitors to get started.

Thanks for your advice,

Otrman

 

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A 4K monitor should solve the blurry instrument panel! You will be lucky if Xplane can push more then 40+ FPS in dense scenery on a 4K monitor. So high refresh monitor is irrelevant unless you are trying to future proof. If you can afford it get a color accurate monitor. 


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6 hours ago, Otrman said:

I appreciate your advice.  I have been taking some of the x-plane flight lessons with my 27" 2K, 60FPS monitor the only issue I notice is that the instrument panel is a bit hard to read.  I found an Acer 34", flat screen, 4K monitor that supports g-sync. I like the idea of a larger screen but I will start flying with the new system and the 27" monitors to get started.

Thanks for your advice,

Otrman

 

I am sure you know this but check your Texture setting's under Graphic's. The higher it is set the more clear the panel should be to read. Requires a RESTART after each change. But I think you have already done this, and know this, but new users might not. At the lowest setting's I can not read any text under or above the knobs and switches. But as I increase it to get the frames I want, it get's better.

But as I said, I think you know this.

Good luck! 


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I have a similar system to yours and for a monitor I have a Dell Ultrasharp 3415 34". Had it for several years. Works flawlessly (famous last words!). totally pleased with this monitor.

Dave

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I believe that 60fps on any sim would be the sweet spot. I rather have 60fps with cero stutters than 124 with sutters.


Carlos Franklin

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