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Prepar3D 4.5 NEW RIG SPECS & RESULTS

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For those who may be looking to buy/build a new rig, here in the image below are the specs & results from a rig I built just the other day. At 3rd party airports and framerate locked at 30fps I'm consistently holding 30fps @ 1080p 60hz whether in the air or on the ground with very few exceptions. NO stutters! I have Dynamic Lighting set on and HDR Lighting off (my monitor doesn't support it). As you'll see in the image I've made only a few changes in the BIOS as in my opinion no others are needed. Also the lack of CPU hyperthreading in my experience is of no consequence. The cost difference between an 8700k and 9700k was $26. The M.2 drive actually performs at full spec. and loads Windows in under 10 seconds. Anything related to P3D loads in no more than 30 seconds. Also as a side note, if you are experiencing crashes with the TFDi 717 when changing views, it's a bug that the developers are working with Lockheed Martin to resolve. Also due to the cockpit gauge coding SGAA is not compatible and no changes to the coding are expected.

For me the key points in designing the rig were:
1. System Case Cooling
2. CPU performance and stability at 5Ghz
3. CPU Cooler Fan Performance (radiators & pumps are mostly all made by the same manufacturer)
4. GPU out of the box performance. No need for Ray Tracing in my case.
5. RAM stability at full spec.
6. Motherboard Voltage Regulation!!
 

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Edited by harrys1

Harry S. | System Builder

I7-9700K @ 5Ghz, AORUS Z390 Master Motherboard, Corsair 240mm H100i Platinum AIO CPU Cooler, AORUS GTX 1080ti Xtreme Graphics, HyperX Predator 32GB DDR4 3200 RAM, Samsung 500GB NVMe SSD, 2 x Samsung 1TB SSD, 27" LG UltraGear 27GL850-B QHD Monitor, Cooler Master MasterCase H500 Case, Cooler Master 1000 Watt PSU, Win10, P3DV4.5/5.1, Saitek/Logitech X52 Pro

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I've had lockup issues with SGAA so, I pretty much don't run it.  Although I'm open to retesting with the latest nVidia driver, but haven't.

Good to see you able to run Building Autogen at Very Dense.  That's major league and shows the cpu is stout.  I like your name for that profile 🙂

What cooler are you running?


Rhett

i7-8700k @ 5.0 ghz, 32 GB G.Skill TridentZ, 1080Ti, 32" BenQ, 4K res

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The cooler is a Corsair H100i 240mm Platinum. It was fan performance that sold me.

I've used SGAA almost from the word go and so far haven't had any lockups. Too bad it doesn't work with the TFDi 717 gauges.

I'm running the latest Nvidia driver.

Edited by harrys1

Harry S. | System Builder

I7-9700K @ 5Ghz, AORUS Z390 Master Motherboard, Corsair 240mm H100i Platinum AIO CPU Cooler, AORUS GTX 1080ti Xtreme Graphics, HyperX Predator 32GB DDR4 3200 RAM, Samsung 500GB NVMe SSD, 2 x Samsung 1TB SSD, 27" LG UltraGear 27GL850-B QHD Monitor, Cooler Master MasterCase H500 Case, Cooler Master 1000 Watt PSU, Win10, P3DV4.5/5.1, Saitek/Logitech X52 Pro

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9 hours ago, harrys1 said:

HDR Lighting off (my monitor doesn't support it)

The HDR that P3D offers does not need a monitor that supports it.

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Always looking to broaden my mind, what is SGAA please?

Google doesn't seem to know.

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5 hours ago, Reader said:

Always looking to broaden my mind, what is SGAA please?

Google doesn't seem to know.

https://www.tweakguides.com/NVFORCE_11.html

some reading on the subject   … edit Advanced section

bob

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Thanks,

it's Sparse Grid Super Sampling

SGSS, SSAA or SGSSAA if one includes all the letters?

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Farlis, thanks for that regarding HDR lighting. I just assumed.


Harry S. | System Builder

I7-9700K @ 5Ghz, AORUS Z390 Master Motherboard, Corsair 240mm H100i Platinum AIO CPU Cooler, AORUS GTX 1080ti Xtreme Graphics, HyperX Predator 32GB DDR4 3200 RAM, Samsung 500GB NVMe SSD, 2 x Samsung 1TB SSD, 27" LG UltraGear 27GL850-B QHD Monitor, Cooler Master MasterCase H500 Case, Cooler Master 1000 Watt PSU, Win10, P3DV4.5/5.1, Saitek/Logitech X52 Pro

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