I am starting to work on my home cockpit, and I am starting to get a little worried I don’t have enough horsepower to handle some of the add-ons I like to run (want to run) as I start to scale up.
My ultimate goal is to have a 3 monitor setup, with pop-outs or other methods of showing my gauges / controls etc. Basically moving the cluster to another set of displays, either streaming via SimConnect or driven by the GPU.
Before I even get to that point I am finding that I am running out of computing power running SPAD (FIP Gauges, controls, stream deck) + SkyPark and little Navi Map.
Spad, SkyPark, Navi map already consume 20 - 30% of my CPU Load (5600x) right now on top of FS2020 which runs a solid 40 - 50% depending on the plans I fly.
My target aircraft for the build will be Kodiak, Cessna 172/152 and Islander. None of which are “demanding” on the CPU like some of the airlines.
On a separate note in the beta, 3 monitors running 1400p on a 3070 = Stop-Motion performance wise. I have yet to get rendering to work, period, in the beta. VRAM usage explodes over the 8G on the card (Known issue with DX12 already but not sure if this is exacerbated with Multi Monitor) I am thinking higher power video card is also in my future as well. Or at least a second rendering option for pop-outs. G1000 pop out performance is 10000x better! Very happy there.
32g 3400mhz ram
Cockpit Setup Target:
FPS target is 40 - 45.
3 Large monitors or TV screens 36" or larger (1080p or 1440p TBD)
Pop-out gauges, on small touch screen monitors or tablets (Air Manager or SPAD or ???)
Stream Deck XL
and my honeycomb hardware.
Almost entirely VFR, light IFR ( no airlines)
Maybe HELO’s at some point
Should I be looking at a higher core count CPU to offload some of this work to? Is my GPU setup for failure with MM when it comes?