Settings check for AMD processors
Make sure that you are NOT inadvertently doing an all core overclock (OC) . Some motherboard manufacturers have 1 click OC settings that do this but it doesn’t tell the end user that with an all core OC you lose single core performance boost overdrive (PBO) which is able to boost single core much higher than the all core OC.
Ensure you have PBO enabled
Ensure your memory’s XMP or DOCP is enabled and the timings are what they are supposed to be.
I recommend a clean install of the OS then install all updates but that may not be possible so move on if you cant.
Install the latest chipset drivers from AMD!!
Game mode on / Assign the sim to performance under the graphics performance preference section
After installing the Chipset drivers then in the windows search box type in “choose a power plan” . Select the maximum performance power plan.
I no longer use an Nvidia Graphics card so i cannot give the best graphics driver version. but i typically do not upgrade drivers with every released version. However in the driver settings my settings were application default for pretty much everything with the exception of power in the driver settings. Let the sim (application default = the sim decides the settings) which is what you want for best performance.
(I also make sure i DO NOT install nvidia experience) For the people who know how it works great. For people who are new or do not want to go in depth with setting it up properly its not worth the headache and could be the very cause of your issues depending on what it may have changed.
Run some benchmarks (heaven, 3DMark timespy and compare) If your numbers and results are comparable and similar to your specs then you can move to the sim knowing the hardware isnt the issue.
As for the sim these were my specs
I am on a 34 inch ultrawide so the resolution is 3440x1440p with a RTX 2080 super
AMD Ryzen 3700x / 32gb ram @3600 cas 16 / 512/1TB Nvme for OS/Storage serviced on top of an Asus Rog Strix B550 F Gaming WIFI mainboard.
I used to sit in the high thirties to low forties in the Airbus A320 default AC with the sim resolution native to my monitor 3440/1440p and the sim set to stock ultra. For me the sim will drop to the low twenties in the major airports like KJFK but for the most part was happy.
The text immediately above was typed in January before Asobo borked the performance of the sim. I upgraded the CPU and GPU in February so i cannot give specific performance numbers as of now.
I would suggest you spend the time to completely go over your hardware to make sure its all configured correctly and you’re getting the performance that the system should provide.
Sorry for the long post. Hope it was somewhat helpful.