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    i5 Sandybridge 2500K@4.5 GHz, 16GB DDR3-1600, GTX980 4GB.
    P3Dv41x64. FTX ORBX Global+Vector+OpenLC EU. FreeMeshX. REX4TD+SC. ORBX Sco. Horizon VFR X Photographic v2 Eng+Wal. UK2000 VFR Airfields v2.

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  1. From the horse's mouth confirmed as 26th June 2018 http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/130620-aerosoft-a318a319a320a321a330-professional-preview-part-5/&page=62&tab=comments#comment-877912 (it's white text so you need to use your highlighter on it). Glad we'll finally have a sensibly priced A320 in P3D, and if you own the FSX version you just pay the price difference.
  2. Intercity opened its doors May 4th 2013 (this is our 5th Star Wars day!); we're celebrating 5 years, 727 pilots, 10500 hours, 6700 flights and 3200 forum posts. As always, a big thanks to all our dedicated pilots, past, present and future! In the last 12 months we've added another 128 routes and 19 aircraft. To find out more about this established virtual airline, please visit http://www.viaintercity.com Intercity operate the PMDG J41, Majestic Q400 and Aerosoft A319/A320 on over 650 routes across Europe, tracked by our custom ACARS, so it's easy to fit flying with us around your busy lifestyle. With challenging aircraft, airports and a typical flight duration of under 90 minutes, Intercity is the airline for pilots who like to be kept busy throughout their flights!
  3. ckyliu

    AVSIM Server Funraising Drive

    I have thought about donating to Avsim several times over the past 12 months but every time I'm about to do so, Avsim does something that I feel I cannot condone, much less give money too. Avsim can run their site however they like but recently they seem to have been driving people away and it gas certainly pushed me to visit other FS sites in-lieu. Avsim was a must visit for their news and articles but they seem to have dried up in recent years too. As others have said, it just "doesn't feel like home any more" although I am greatly appreciative of the service it provided for many years.
  4. You'll need a seriously beefy PC to run that resolution well. I've got a GTX980 4GB and I'm almost maxing it's graphics memory at 1440p, along with my 4.5 GHz processor and it won't maintain 30 fps unless I start to dial things back quite a bit. I think running a higher resolution makes you more prone to OOM too, so you should probably consider a move to P3Dv4 for both OOM and performance reasons. Beyond FSX you may have issues with some software running such a wide aspect ratio, it can screw up user interfaces in some software and other software just won't recognise it and run either stretched or with black bars. Otherwise it's going to look awesome 🙂
  5. Whoops, thanks for fixing 🙂 The Maddog is undoubtedly cool but it's very rare to see any here now, so sadly doesn't fit with the modern day realism ethos. The BAe 146/Avro RJ and Fokker 100 were considered but also ruled out for the same reason, they're all being retired 😞 Maybe some nice new Ejets or Cseries will come along?
  6. Here's the post, not sure if the 1070 supports DSR though https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/476714-1080p-vs-1440p-in-v3-how-much-reduction-in-fps/?tab=comments#comment-3313389
  7. That's right, SEVEN HUNDRED people have added their name to the Intercity roster 😄 Over 100 of these were in the last year alone. As normal we missed the exact point we hit 700 because we were busy flying, whoops! Why not see what's convinced 700+ of your fellow flight simmers to join http://www.viaintercity.com ? Intercity operate the PMDG J41, Majestic Q400 and Aerosoft A319/A320 on over 650 routes across Europe, tracked by our custom ACARS, so it's easy to fit flying with us around your busy lifestyle. With challenging aircraft, airports and a typical flight duration of under 90 minutes, Intercity is the airline for over 700 pilots who like to be kept busy throughout their flights! Bases at London City (steep approach), Birmingham, Edinburgh, Düsseldorf and Milan Linate
  8. I have a GTX980 4GB and it runs most sliders rightwards at 1440p 30fps, but I think 4K would be asking far too much. On some graphics cards you can simulate the performance impact of 4K using nVidia DSR (I did a post about this but can't link to it atm)
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    The State of Flight Simming

    I share @Sticky's concerns, flight simulation's entry barriers are higher than ever, where will the next generation of flight simmers come from? With FSW's demise, the only current consumer flight simulator is Xplane11. As enthusiast simmers drop out of the hobby I worry they are not being replaced, are we a dying breed?
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    Farewell FSW

    Whilst not entirely surprised I am still sad to hear of FSW's demise. I worry where the next generation of flight simmers will come from; entry barriers for our hobby are higher than ever and Xplane11 is the only current consumer sim (we can discount Aerofly2 for at least the medium term). It would be great if LM took this opportunity to licence a retail version of P3D but I think that's highly unlikely. This also reaffirms my belief in making purchase decisions based on the product's current state and entirely ignoring any plans about future functionality; FSW will join software history's list of broken promises.
  11. So I had about 28-30 FPS with 85-95% GPU load during that approach at 1400p, 3.5 GB VRAM. It felt smooth enough. A couple of extra FPS but with only 75-80% GPU and 43% CPU load at 1050p, 3.3 GB VRAM. On the ground I got a 20% lower FPS at the higher resolution, I think because of dynamic lighting push GPU usage to 100%. So it seems 1440p is for me after all! I hope someone else will find this information useful. Note that DSR is only available GTX970 and 980 cards (and some of the 10xx series). The performance was monitored using GPU-Z 2.8.0.
  12. Thanks for your feedback so far guys. I found a thread suggesting nVidia DSR could simulate the performance impact of 1440p with a 1080p monitor. They had no framerate drop in P3Dv3, which is a lot different to the 30+% drop I expected, but their GPU load was from an 60% base, not my 80%. I shall test again tonight and report back.
  13. So a quick approach stress test with my current 1080p situation as per a suggestion elsewhere. I have about 65-88% (80% average) GPU load for 30-50 FPS, with 3.3 GB VRAM usage. I did manage to hit 100% GPU on the ground in external view. CPU load was 50%, but I almost maxed out cores 1 and 2. It would seem I don't have much power left to shift from 1080p to 1440p to use unless I start turning stuff down? Click here to see my P3D settings and test situation. Not sure i'll be able to turn the anti-aliasing down as the screen PPI will be about the same.
  14. I have a single 22.5" 1080p monitor at the moment, which I'm hoping to relegate to a second monitor that I'll just run desktop apps and video on whilst I game. I'm proposing my new main monitor as 27" 1440p. Specs: i5-2500k@4.1GHz o/c, 16GB DDR3 RAM and GTX980 4GB. I plan to play P3Dv4, Planet Coaster, Cities Skylines, GTAV and perhaps some driving like Project Cars 2, Forza 7 etc, in addition to normal productivity stuff like Photoshop, Word, Excel. My rig is fairly smooth on 1080p with most sliders right providing I don't go nuts with dynamic lights and anti-aliasing, it sometimes bogs down a bit in multiplayer with heavy weather around my addon airports. My main addons are Orbx Global+Vector+OpenLC EU, REX4TD+SC, FreeMeshX 38m, Horizon VFR X England & Wales photoscenery, Orbx Scotland, MJC8-Q400 and selected detailed addon airfields from UK2000 and JustSim. I don't have any budget for a hardware upgrade as well (only just got the GTX980 and an SSD), so if it's not going to run 1440p well I may just settle for 1080p on a 27" screen, if anyone has any experience of how that looks and feels? I sit around 68 cm (27") from the screen
  15. Which means Intercity's Spring-Summer 2018 schedule is now live! We've also taken delivery of another Q400 at Düsseldorf, which is mainly serving Eastern European routes including Krakow, Gdansk, Trieste, Wroclaw and Poitiers Biard. And for our first summer season at Milan Linate we're adding Palma de Mallorca & Athens That means Intercity now offer 664 routes using 153 aircraft in total! To see an interactive map of this huge route network, please visit http://www.viaintercity.com Intercity operate the PMDG J41, Majestic Q400 and Aerosoft A319/A320 on over 650 routes across Europe, tracked by our custom ACARS, so it's easy to fit flying with us around your busy lifestyle. With challenging aircraft, airports and a typical flight duration of under 90 minutes, Intercity is the airline for over 600 pilots who like to be kept busy throughout their flights! Bases at London City (steep approach), Birmingham, Edinburgh, Düsseldorf and Milan Linate