I’m don’t really notice the ‘popping’ in mountains generally but I do notice they look much better close up than a mild distance away.
But to be honest I don’t think either video looks all that great. I’ve always thought the mountains look just OK in MSFS but going to X-Plane with some good ortho or mesh and it’s night and day. Not perfect in XP still but the draw distance is that so it still looks much better for far more distances.
Would love to see an increase in the LOD level from further away.