I thought I was safe with this build but after having set everything to ULTRA, I’m stuck at 20 fps with GPU limitation when flying the FBW A320. Which settings can I lower a bit and get some fps improvement without degrading too much the graphics? Also my resolution 5120x13651 (Odyssey Neo G9) and my render scaling is 100.
I have pretty similar setup, 3090, 12900k, running a 4k panel.
You won’t be able to ultra this with a 3090 and get reasonable frames. Assume ultra is for the future, or if you are running at 720p.
I recommend looking at Hardware unboxed video on the settings to see which impact the most, top of my head, clouds have a huge impact (I run on med I think with a 3090), turn glass cockpit refresh down to low.
I can take a look at my settings later and report back, I average around 60-70 with my custom settings, mixture of med to high, few things on ultra.
I guess you are CPU bound. Reducing LOD should help. See below post. Should give you some hints.
I reach 60 fps with my rig. My specs Win11 Pro latest build 64Bit, 12700K 3.60GHz (UV -80mV), MB: ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI, GPU: RTX 3080 (UV 806mV, 1830 MHz) , 32 GB DDR5 RAM (5600 MHz), Custom water cooling of CPU and GPU, Resolution: 5120x1440, Samsung G9, HAGS on, VBS on
12900K/3080/32@5600 here and I have locked it down to 60fps with everything at ultra, 200 LOD and 100 render into 3 screens, 1 at 1440, a touchscreen and an old monitor at 1080. I have my own problem here with cooling, but otherwise, there seems horsepower to spare.
5900x/3090/64x3000 and I used the exact settings from the screenshots above. I’m still getting frame rates no higher than 40fps and 25-30 fps in heavy maneuvering or going through clouds. My GPU and CPU are never maxed out. Usually the GPU is only sitting between 30-50% utilization and looking across the cores of the CPU it looks like they never exceed 60-80%. I wouldn’t normally be upset with 40fps because it is ok and looks beautiful, but it bothers me greatly to have a beast of a GPU and it be underutilized. I’ve got everything water cooled with way too many fans/radiators (heavy load on GPU and CPU max out the Core temperatures at 51-55C) so I know I’m not being thermally throttled.
Any suggestions for how I can actually use my whole GPU to get better performance?
I watched and followed the steps in the videos. Neither really addressed the issue I’m looking to solve. I can solidly get 30-40fps during normal operations, but it is only using 40-50% of the GPU capacity. I want to know if there is something I can do to take advantage of the other 50-60% of the GPU to achieve better fps or more consistent frame rates (without forcing MSFS to no more than 30fps).
Nevermind everyone. I finally downloaded GPU-Z which told me what was limiting my performance. Turns out I was being power and voltage limited (despite power being nowhere near 400W). With MSI Afterburner I was able to increase the voltage and power limits and now I’m getting a solid 50-60fps on Ultra settings. With the increased FPS, when I go into fullscreen mode, I’m now using 80% of the GPU, which I think is good enough. This is what I was hoping for.