Not to mention next year Q1 or Q2 NVIDIA are going to be swapping out the memory modules on the 40XX Cards for GDDR X or 7 I cant remember the name. This is expected to bring 20% more performance and lower power draws. The memory can only be delivered next year however. If you can wait, I would wait. I have a 3090 and as long as I am getting +30 in MSFS I dont care, things like Spider man etc I am getting 60+ @4K max settings with DLSS.
I will wait for the 5th generation of GPU´s, too many unknown variables around this generation regarding mainboard, SSD, memory and CPU … better wait until all these catch up and settles. Think the 5th generation will be the boost we all wait for … -just my two cents …
Well, during the Covid and the crypto boom, 3090’s were going for $2000+… To get more than 60 FPS in nearly every situation, extremely stable VR performance, and the prospect of DLSS 3.0 introducing a native motion reprojection-like feature sounds incredible.
Also, considering current inflation, a Titan Pascal in 2016 was $1,200 - That’s about $1,500 by today’s standard. The 4090 will be the best card on the market, just as the Titan was. I really don’t think their pricing is that outlandish, they’re just marketing the top of the line card more intensely, where as the Titan Pascal was released after everything else was. In this case, they’re just putting the high end card out first.
But really, as flight simmers, many folks are happy with 30 FPS, and today’s hardware can easily achieve 30FPS in all situations. I don’t see that crowd updating their hardware any time soon.
Then there’s the 60 FPS crowd. I think this new generation of hardware will allow MSFS to get 60FPS in all situations (on ULTRA settings), and 45 FPS in VR with high settings in all situations. This is honestly a bit sooner than I’d have expected, still thought we were a couple of generations away from that, but everything is looking promising.
A 4090 paired with a 7800x3D processor will probably be the best flight simulation setup. Until this hardware actually releases we won’t actually know, but this may be the generation many folks sit on for years to come.
So I don’t see a test with MSFS here, what’s the point if we
are CPU limited (no matter how fast)
Even my RTX3090 is not really used to capacity and if you give LOD over 200, it is so and so over with the FPS.
I’m not stingy at all, but here in Europe we’re talking $2000 - $2500 (at the moment) - used to completely assemble a mid-range computer and that’s just for a graphics card - yes performance or not but then where’s the limit!
It’s always the same now or the same shame - everything is unnecessarily hyped and I haven’t seen any significant difference between swapping from the 2080Ti to RTX3090 (at MSFS).
Advancement or not - the price is still not really justified, but NVIDIA’s shareholders need to be kept happy - that’s all this is about.
I’m not sure, although this is my favourite hobby I’m willing to invest so much in, but that is only my opinion,
everyone should do what they think is right.