@AnimalMarble975 Perhaps for you, but for myself and many, many others… an overwhelming majority is likely, at least in my opinion… they simply have not. I fairly conclusively demonstrated that yesterday or the day before by posting screenshots I had taken just earlier that very day. If you did not see them, I would be happy to post them again, because it’s not often I get shots from a 2D perspective as I typically fly in VR, and I was quite happy with how they turned out.
On the other hand, if you did see them, and find them to be “degraded” in your opinion, then I would simply love to see just what your expectations are.
Sniff, sniff… What’s that smell? A hint of jealosy that your precious “Elite Ultra Simmers Club” has been invaded by those peasant owners of “only 20-series cards”? Perhaps maybe even a high-end 10-series, and those fakers with their 3060s?
Gimme a break.
The reality is that the 2070 Super I bought a bit over a year ago was a beast then, and is still a beast now. The only difference is that now, instead of saying, “My 2070S chews up and spits out everything I throw at it, except MSFS”, I can say, “My 2070S chews up and spits out everything I throw at it”… period!
It probably should have been this way the whole time, but I’m grateful that it is now.
For me, it’s likely a good thing that 30-series became impossible to find, because there is no reason in the world I should have been looking for an upgrade just 3-4 months after purchasing what was at the time, what, the 3rd most powerful GPU money could buy? And had I managed to find say a 3080 at MSRP, I would have bought it. However, as we have just learned, apparently to your dismay, the reality that such a powerful GPU simply is not necessary has arrived.
And though you didn’t say, it’s a virtual certainty that you own a 3080 or 3090, because pre-su5, they were the only cards capable of running MSFS at all Ultra settings. Another thing to consider is that despite the appearances that MSFS owners seem to have those GPUs at rates higher than the general population, the truth is that the 2070S is the most popular 20- or 30-series card in existence, according to the Steam survey. 2.17% of all GPUs in use today are 2070S’s, whereas the 3080 and 3090 combined only account for 1.28%. That’s 0.88% for the 3080 and 0.38% for the 3090. So for every 3080 out there there are almost 3 2070S’s, and for every 3090 it’s somewhere between 5 and 6. (I’m doing math in my head here, so pardon me if I’m off a bit.)
The single most popular card? GTX1060, but I expect a large number of those are imbedded in notebooks and cannot be upgraded without replacing the entire computer. But even if I’m right about that, it’s a very marginal card to try to run MSFS on, probably even after su5, or at least was. SU5 may have made them viable, too, at least if used with lower settings.
Sorry, not happening. Whenever I see Bravo Sierra, I’m going to call it out for being Bravo Sierra.
@scriptkid Of course, you don’t need my permission. Go for it.