Taking the PC plunge soon

An ethernet cable is always faster, better latency, more reliable, less overhead. Remember that a wi-fi access point is a hub, not a switch. It’s well worth using an ethernet cable.

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The problem is that they reached a point of no return with the whole xbox adventure and now need the revenue generated by xbox players. The “niche” era is over. One PC simmer said “we were here before you and will be here after you have all left”. Yup he will be, staring at a black screen. I totally agree with everyone on xbox who feels a bit, to put it mildly, cheated, because we are. There is zero support, zero responsibility taken to assist with issues to keep xbox players happy and zero appreciation for spending 600$ in good faith, hoping it would get better while a 15$ refund request for a broken addon gets denied by a bot!! 3 weeks and I will be on PC too, but I will never spend a dime on msfs again.

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I tried the adventure on XBOX during 9 months but the repeated problems and especially the impression to have a quarter of the possibilities offered on a PC encouraged me to stop flying on XBOX and to consider the purchase of a PC.

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Do it, if you can afford it. You won’t look back, I guarantee it.

Depending on what your problems are/were on the xbox, other then a lack of addons, you might have the same problems on the PC. There are alot of us that are having bad performance issue on PC as well, sometimes it works and well sometimes it doesnt with no rhyme or reason for the situation.

I welcome you to the PC world, but dont just buy it for this since you maybe disappointed with the end result…

Good Luck.

Might want to see if you can find an affordable system with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. They stacked extra cache on top of the CPU die, and people are reporting insanely good performance in this sim.

I have a heavily overclocked 12900k right now, but the 5800X3 benches look too good to ignore. I’ve owned many Intel systems, but I’ve also owned several Ryzen systems and built a few for family. AMD is extremely competitive right now.

Already built and running, mate. i7 12700 and a 3070ti, 32GB RAM. I’m able to run everything at 4K, ultra settings around 40fps and it runs that pretty happily. I’m not interested in overclocking really to be honest personally, I can get the performance I want without resorting to that.

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My plunge into the PC world is almost complete. I have everything built and just awaiting to plop in a 5800x3d and 6900xt from amazon next week. I was originally thinking 3080 12GB but prices for 6900xt (xfx merc319) dropped below the 3080s and I always wanted an all-AMD system. That said, I do not think it necessary at all to go with those type of high-end specs for PC, that’s just what I decided to do so I won’t have to consider upgrades anytime soon.

But I’m compiling a list of all the things I’ll be able to do try with a PC I can’t on xbox…

  • So many freeware mods to try (e.g. fbw320)
  • Freeware scenery/airports in addition to PC-only scenery.
  • My existing payware airports that crash on xbox will now be usable,.
  • FSRealistic Pro, gtn750 and many other PC-only addons.
  • Planes! Milviz 310 and JustFlight Arrow to start. Possibly the Fenix 320 (after I enjoy the fbw for a while).
  • Considering Tobii tracker (I don’t want to go full VR)
  • Hardware like logtiech panels, etc. (I already have Velocity 1 for now so will use that)
  • Ultra widescreen monitor.

The list goes on. … xbox is still enjoyable for me (300+ hours) but I’m looking forward to a whole new level of possibities with PC.

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It’s a cliché but it’s so much better, in my opinion. You won’t be sorry you made the jump.

I’m also thinking of getting a PC with an AMD 5800x3d processor and a 3080 TI graphics card

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I suggest to not overclock, there is a reason why it says “over”.

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2 days now on PC with 5800x3d/6900xt (total system cost $2k usd) and I’m in awe at how much better the experience is than on xbox. Every airport that CTDs on xbox runs flawlessly on the new PC. Exceptional frame rates even in places like Chicago landmarks, Tokyo, NYC. I tried the fbw a32nx and was blown away at how much better it is than the stock a320. I haven’t even purchased any of the PC-only planes yet to try so I’m just getting started. I thought xbox was fine but this is a whole new world. Not a single CTD or performance issue yet even with all of marketplace addons installed…

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So pleased for you.

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Same experience for me, i7 12700 and a 3070ti. Running very happily in 4K around 35fps, CTD’s have been extremely rare (touch wood) and I’ve bought 6 PC only planes already haha. It is a different world on PC, and I’m never going back to the Xbox.

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It is a pity that XBox is not up to scratch.

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I agree, as it’s a fantastic console, it’s just not capable of running the sim to it’s fullest extent.

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It’s taken a year for devs to decide to monitor xbox memory resources too :roll_eyes:. Way too slow. I could see all the warning signs last year 2-3 months after starting on series X. PC is like a whole new FS experience. Enjoy.

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I think you need 32GB to run the sim to it’s fullest, personally. And I think having a GPU with it’s own dedicated VRAM helps enormously.

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Making allowance for the O/S yes. FS doesn’t use the 32GB, but the headroom for windows and cache is great. VRAM, yes always thought XBox was lacking there. It’s 16GB or RAM is shared with VRAM. They would have been better (or may still) producing an XBox with 32GB shared RAM/VRAM just for FS, who knows at this stage though what their future plan is for it.

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No I know it specifically only uses 16GB to make allowances for the Xbox. Still definitely useful to have though.The dedicated VRAM is what makes the biggest difference, I think.

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