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    i7 8086k, 32 GB GSkill DDR4 3200 MHz, Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 3, Corsair h115i Pro RGB, Gigabyte GTX 1080
  1. Steve_mac

    i7 8700 6 cores @ 4.3 VS 1 core @ 4.6

    Hi Litmoose, I just upgraded from an i7 3820 @3.6 Ghz, 16 GB DDR3 @1600 MHz (was overclocked to 4.6 Ghz but became unstable) to an i7 8086k which also entailed a new motherboard (Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 3) and memory (32 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz). I had upgraded the GPU from an nVidia GTX770 to GTX1080 a year ago which gave a slight improvement that i retained for this build. The performance increase was marked. Where before I had most sliders to the left to achieve the 30-35 fps I desire when flying PMDG 737/747 at addon airports, I can now have most sliders mostly right which means way more eye candy at higher visual distances that increases the realism. Outside of high-detail airports with ORBX global installed the FPS have gone from 40-50 to 80-120. Overall the sim feels more fluid. As an example, at FlyTampa's Toronto in the PMDG 737 with no AI traffic and clear skies or light cloud I could only achieve 14-20 FPS with stutters and long texture load times. Now, without reducing the sliders, I can achieve 27-40 FPS. The 8086k without overclocking or an affinity mask for Prepar3D v4.3 in Windows 10 sits at 4.3 GHz with a max temp of 45 deg C running a Corsair H115i. That's my experience so far. Hope this helps. Cheers, Steve