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  1. 7 hours ago, captain420 said:

    Even if the AIB boards do offer high specs, I doubt the performance will be even noticeable. Don't the FE cards usually come with some sort of boost already? I'm not really interested in OC my GPU. I already have a CPU that I will OC, plus that will benefit me more than OC a GPU for hardly any gains.

    The FE RTX 3090 is $1500, so are you saying the AIB cards will be more expensive?

    Actually, unless you have a CPU bottleneck, gains from a GPU OC can be fairly significant and is much more straight forward (easier as boost does 90% of the wor ) than a CPU overclock. Most of what you have to do is bump the power limit and keep the card cool, then just keep bumping the core clocks until it becomes unstable; rinse repeat for memory. 

    Besides, just because you're OCing your CPU doesn't mean you can't OC the GPU as well. 

    As for pricing, I would expect the Asus Strix to be around 200 (give or take) more than FE models with stock. cooler. Not a ton of pricing info available another than here: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/pc-components/graphics-cards/nvidia/geforce-rtx-3090

    Which shows the Strix to be more expensive than other AIB/Nvidia. 

  2. 35 minutes ago, 737_800 said:

    Yeah, but how long do you want to wait for it? Super or Ti will show off at least in one year.

    Could it be huge disadvantage that MSFS doesn't use RT/DLSS? Don't even know what that is.

    If it's going to happen I don't think it'll be a year, I'm thinking when Big Navi drops for 800-1000 (speculation) Nvidia will drop the 3080S /Ti in the 900-1000 range. 

    Another option is if AIB partners drop a 3080 variant with 16+ Gb Ram. 

    But, it if takes till Q1-2 of 2021, I can wait. My 1080Ti easily has a year of good juice in it @1440p.

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  3. 3 hours ago, DescendDescend said:

    Have to agree. My 1080ti still going strong on P3D V5/MSFS

    I cant understand the huge memory gap between the 3080 and 3090 unless a 3080ti is in the pipeline with more memory. I will probably look for a reduced price 2080ti.

    I would wager that there's room for a 3080ti or 3080 Super with 16-20gb vRAM that may pop up when Navi pops up and if it's competitive. 

  4. GPU field should be interesting in the next 6 or so. 

    Very disappointing that 3080 only launches with 10... My 2 year old 1080ti has 11, so it would be a side grade at best. 

    3090/3080 Super  (20Gb) pricing and performance will dictate my GPU upgrade. Interesting bit is from the "leaks" has 900 more Cuda cores and is only 30-40w more than 3080, I'm wondering if a power mod will really let this thing loose as it seems to be intentionality power limited, presumably to keep it under 400w.

    Today's announcement should be interesting, hopefully benchmarks are to follow. 

  5. I'm also due for an upgrade, but I won't be buying on Day 1. Waiting on user benchmarks as well as a waterblock. If rumors on pricing are accurate (1,400 MSRP.. Which will end up being 15-1,600) I'll be opting for 3080 super 20gb version. 

    My 1080ti is still quite capable, so not in a huge hurry to upgrade. Would be interested to see what AMD will offer as well. 3090 should be pretty beastly, though rumors say its not using the full die so I'd be curious is a new Titan is coming; today's livestream should be interesting. 

  6. 9 hours ago, Kilo60 said:



    Just what I wanted to hear!


    What PSU are you running them on?  Heard new PSU's are coming with 12pin power connectors for the 3090ti's.


    Now bring on the twin 3090ti's at $1,400.00 a piece and full ULTRA Settings!!!

    Save your money and buy one card as OP's assertion is incorrect. MSFS 2020 does not utilize more than 1 GPU. 

  7. As other have said, you're not going to cook your GPU. Maxwell max temp is somewhere in upper 90s.

    That being said, the Boost on the card will start to reduce voltage and downclock once temps go over 60c and then again at 72c (if I remember right from when I had my 980). 

    Basically the higher the temp the more the card starts to downclock to stay within tempt range. The cooler you can keep the card the faster it will run. This is different from thermal throttling which happens when card hit the 90+ point. 

  8. 12 minutes ago, daztheman70 said:

    Hi All,

    I am loving the new SIM it's not perfect I am sure it will be in time.

    I am using a joystick and throttle just a budget on, worked fine in FSX and FS9 but in MS2020 having spent allot of time adjusting sensitivity and trying to get it working correctly it is still really sensitive.

    What are your recommendations based in what your using at the moment please for the best user experience.


    Thank you very much and happy flying.



    I'm using TWCS Throttle and Pedals VKB Gunfighter Mk2. With minor sensitivity dampening they are very smooth. I also tried the T16000m joystick that came as part of the FCS pack with the Throttle and Pedals (needed the most dampening) and it was also smooth. 

    The T16000m FCS pack was very affordable, but that was a year ago before the MSFS craze. Right now it's hard to find in stock and not at ridiculous prices $400+. 


    EDIT: Have you tried this tweak? I haven't needed to but it's worth a shot before you buy new joystick. 


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  9. 42 minutes ago, FrankR409 said:

    It is the window + g key then select performance, but nothing else is running that would be using gpu for sure.  The original screen shot was from KEKM on the runway, so not much going on there graphically speaking, New York is a whole different story.


    Yeah I don't know how much I would trust that. I have no idea where it's pulling the numbers from. 

    GPUz and Afterburner are well known and trusted apps and I would be more inclined to believe them than whatever windows is trying to show. They show that one of the cards is pulling roughly 250w vs the other which is pulling 50w or less and indicates 200mhz on memory which indicates that the board is idling. 

    It would be awesome if NVlink worked in Msfs, however, in this particular example that doesn't appear to be the case. I wish I could test it but I'm not in position to drop 2k+ to satisfy my curiosity hehe. Guess I'll be waiting for 30xx single card solution. 


  10. 3 minutes ago, FrankR409 said:


    Not to dispute what MSI shows, but why would the performance monitor show the single card performing at 157% over New York City, utilization of 6.2 gb more memory than a single gtx2080ti card has when it displays 17.2 gb being used.

    I am not running any other gpu intensive applications in the background for sure.  

    The bottom line for me is that if it doesn’t work now, maybe at some point it will.  If not, I can certainly replace the Titan X in my other PC, or sell them both when it suits me and install the new 3xxx if I choose.  I make or lose a lot more than that on a single trade in my portfolio, so it’s only money!


    I'm not sure what that program is or where it's pulling its information from and how it interprets it. 

    But judging by the GPUz screen shots it's showing one of two cards barely utilized (background)/idling. 

  11. 1 hour ago, FrankR409 said:

    First of all, thank you for asking as a gentleman would, you obviously understand that at Avsim we have ethics and respect for others.

    Hopefully this link helps you discern what to do from a hardware perspective after Nvidia announces specifications and pricing for the new product line.



    Thank you for the screenshots, they do indeed help. It appears that one of the GPUs (top of the Pic) is not being utilized and is idling . This is evident by downclocked core and memory speeds as well as minimal power draw of the card comparing to the other GPU that is being used. 

    Without any other information it would appear NVlink is not active per-se, at least not in a way that would suggest that MSFS is utilizing both GPUs. 


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  12. 14 minutes ago, FrankR409 said:

    Clearly, you don’t know how to spell!

    I have flying to do, so we won’t worry about what you think (or not) the image I posted clearly shows both cards being utilized.

    Have a nice day, and welcome to our community, I’m sure your here for the long haul...🤣

    Spelling aside, from your original picture it's hard if not impossible to tell the utilization of both GPUs. 

    His screenshot using MSI Afterburner on the other hand, assuming NVlink is enabled and configured correctly, shows minimal (background) utilization of the 2nd GPU as indicated by GPU load as well as low-core speed (being downclocked by Boost due to lack of load). 

    Could you please, if you don't mind, download MSI afterburner and show your GPU utilization in-game? Not trying to start an argument, but would like factual confirmation rather than anecdotal before I spend couple grand on two GPUs or wait for 30XX cards. 



  13. +1 for happy customer. Download went smooth and have been playing since the 17th. I fly primaliry GA, don't really have any desire for airliners so that may be why I have nothing to complain about. 

    Don't have a blazing PC, but my 7700k, 1080ti and 32Gb Ram keep me chugging along at comfortable framerates (40-60 depending on density) @1440p on a mix of high-end and ultra settings. 

    Honestly impressive to see the level of detail of aircraft and the scenery without spending a small fortune or downloading meshes and hundreds of GB of photo realistic scenery. Just pick a point and fly.... Can't beat that. 

    For everything else, there's DCS.

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