wow- 5900x and RTX 3080 - powerhouse PC and ‘was’ only doing 36 fps??? I’d be very concerned. This is the big issue with MSFS - it’s so incredibly beautiful and real-looking… and yet performance is a struggle unless you have the big dollars to invest in latest/greatest hardware. At some point one considers taking one’s wagon and heading home
You ‘were running’ at about the level of the XBox Series X… (4k 30fps) and a bit more invested than $499 (MSRP) ‘if you can find one’. Of course the 3080 is about in the same boat (hard to find at MSRP). This latest update totally borked my lower-end ASUS ROG gaming laptop in MSFS. It won’t run, all controllers are inop and it freezes up hard. Intel i7 7700HQ CPU / NVidia 1050Ti GPU / 16 GB ram / 500GB NVme Drive - Controllers Airbus TCA TQ and seperate Joystick, Logitech Pro Rudder Pedals.