Good morning all,
I am a huge Flight Sim fan and have been an aviation enthusiast for over 50 years. I learned to fly for real in the early 2000's but had to stop just before I did my final navigation and practical tests as the money ran out.
In retrospect, it was probably for the best as it is an extremely expensive hobby...anyway, let me get to the point!
A couple of years or ago I bought a PC purely so that I could run MSFS2020 and also discovered VR shortly after. The PC I purchased has been adequate but I couldn't really get the framerates or the visual definition I was craving in VR with an Oculus Quest 2 (smooth as silk on a monitor). Having read through a post on this forum, I was able to tweak my settings to a much more acceptable level.
This week, I have upgraded my GPU from a Radeon 6700 to a Radeon 6800XT and I'm seeing a big improvement with both FPS and also the scenery quality, so now I'm really happy.
My motherboard will support a Ryzen 7 5800X34D (current CPU is a Ryzen 5 5600). The 5800X3D is the top spec AM4 CPU my motherboard will accept and I really don't want to go down the route of changing the motherboard as well. I've already spent more than I should have on the new GPU and power supply. The question I have is, if I were to go that little bit further and upgrade to the 5800X3D, will I see a further improvement using Flight Sim in VR, or would it not be worth the £300.00 + additional outlay?
I have no way of changing the VR headset either because I have an extremely limited budget, so I am hoping someone will have some experience or knowledge they could share. I'm willing to upgrade the CPU if it's worth doing.
Current system is
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor 3.70 GHz
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
32 GB RAM
Oculus Quest 2
Would really appreciate any help or advice. Thanks in advance.