So folks the day of reckoning.
Since this card has been available since last Thursday and I was able to build a “Budget” computer for a good friend of mine with the 4070, I wanted to share my experiences with this card here.
Pc of my buddy:
Cpu: Ryzen 5 5600X
Ram: 32GB 3600Mhz
Graphics: GIGABYTE RTX 4070 WINDFORCE X3 OC
Sim is installed on a 2TB M2 SSD by Samsung
At the moment he is still playing on a 144hz Full HD monitor which he wants to change to a 2k next.
In Full HD and the standard ultra settings of the Sim, with TAA Antialising so with NO DLSS and NO Frame Generation active:
We have reached an average of “70 FPS” in the Flybywire Airbus taking off from the payware KJFK towards New York.
In the PMDG 738 Its about the same as the Flybywire and in the Fenix its like 6-10 FPS less.
Now if you leave the Settings as above but enable just the “Frame Generation” you can easy almost double the numbers.
So if he just flies in an not so high populated area thats not so heavy on the CPU, he easy runs into his Monitors FPS Limit from 144FPS.
Meanwhile, I could not see any difference in image quality with activated
Frame Generation but that could be because of the “just” Full HD Display.
And when you then Lock your Frames at 60hz with Frame Generation on, the 4070 just barely hit 50% workload and uses just about under 100 Watts and you can save some money on your energy bill^^
First of all, we are mostly within the CPU limit here, atleast when we add some FSLTL Traffic on some higher settings and some other gimmicks the FPS can sometimes drop briefly, especially when looking around etc…
So switching to a Ryzen 5800x3D should be considered as the next step and should get an extra boost on performance so that hes ready to switch to an 2k Monitor.
All in all hes happy with his new Machine so i got that as a plus.
In terms of the 4070 alone hmm,
in my oppinion the Card costs like 50 -100 bucks to much for what it is.
It just feels like an 3070 or at some benchmarks an 3080 that they gave that extra selling point gimmick aka DLSS 3 / Frame Generation and placed an extra 100-200 buck pricetag on it just for that.
Without that features the Card is nothing Special besides that its tiny compared to an 4070 Ti and higher and runs with just 200 Watts and you can save a little bit if you upgrade your pc and doesn´t have to buy a new stronger power supply or something like that.
If the card would cost about 100 less, it would be the perfect MSFS entry-level card.
Because you can expect nothing less than a Sim in Ultra Settings running in up to 1440p resolution at 60 FPS locked and also have a low power consumption, at least in combination with a fast CPU.
So i still got mixed feelings about the 4070…
So what are your experiences with the card and how do you find it in connection with the MSFS?