I’m really struggling to get decent FPS in New York and other high-density urban areas with my new Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING OC. My CPU is an Intel Core i9-9900KF running at just below 5GHz, I have 32 GB RAM, and an Intel 660p 2TB M.2 SSD disk.
With 4K Ultra settings (scaling at 80) I am lucky to get 25fps (more like 16-20), and even with everything set to Low/off (scaling at 30) it barely creeps above 30fps.
In lower-density areas I typically get 45-60fps, so this problem is definitely most noticeable in high-density urban areas.
Here is a video demonstrating the issue (note that capturing the video drops the framerate by an additional 20% or so):
Now, if this was just “the way it is” for everyone (until we get DX12 or whatever), that would be one thing - I could live with that. But I see others getting totally different results with similar or even lower-spec’ed setups. For example, in this Digital Foundry video he gets 65fps over New York with 4K, High preset and scaling at 80 - with a 2080Ti !
What can be the cause of this massive difference? These scenarios are typically CPU bound, yes, but why should the DF guy get more than twice the FPS with a slightly higher-spec’ed CPU?
I downloaded Control, the game, yesterday, just to confirm that there’s nothing wrong with any of my hardware, and with every settings maxed out I couldn’t get the FPS counter below 60 once, so it seems everything works, hardware-wise.
Hi, you telling me you get when lucky 25 Fps at 2160p with low settings and 80 Scaling. Well then something is really messed up.
If not i suggest a complete fresh install of MSFS.
I also have a RTX 3090 and have 48-60 fps on Ultra settings with 100% scale at 2160p
I duno what GPU you had before and what your fps was like with an old card.
But thats pretty strange behaviour indeed.
Since you dont encounter fps issues with other games i wont try talking about driver, psu, or other hardware issues.
btw the video you uploaded is very bad quality and i can barely see the performance numbers.
Yeah, seems very strange. About the video, I believe you should be able to see it better if you download it from Dropbox instead of streaming it. Note that most of the graininess in the actual flight footage is because everything is sett to Low/Off/Scaling at 30.
Hi, we have been discussing display drivers here …
The latest Nvidia driver has further optimisations for your GPU.
Can you try uninstalling your current display drivers, use the DDU driver uninstaller tool following these instructions to ensure you have the cleanest environment for installing your drivers. The instructions are here …
The link to DDU tool is here too. Make sure that Windows does not try to roll back your display drivers during your re-install. I get much better performance than you on an old computer, there is definitely something awry on your system. I re-installed my sound drivers last night because I had lost a lot of performance since this Japan update. I have now regained that performance.
■■■■■■■■■■■ mate, my system would equate to about 30% of yours…ie a 1080, i5 6600 3.4 Ghz and 16Gb ram…the only software I use is a cache clearing one that clears the cache every 5 minutes…has helped a lot on P3D v5 as well…very stable now…(touch wood)…I’m running on a 4K TV…whilst I don’t worry to much about frame rate, the sim is FPS is acceptable to my eyes over the new Japan cities at High settings. Not silky smooth, but acceptable. It’s interesting how many posts are saying that these new 3000 cards don’t appear to be living up to their hype…probably a bit like MSFS.
Thank you for posting your setup! I’ll take a look at those Nvidia settings, but no amount of tweaking the sim settings make a significant different (it’s still terrible with everything set to Low/Off).
I’ve tried several of them, including a full uninstall/reinstall of the Nvidia drivers/software, as suggested by @TheAviator3506, but I could not see any difference.
However, seeing how you were all in agreement that something was wrong about the framerate I was seeing, I adopted a more methodical approach. Long story short, after going through pretty much every non-graphics option in the menus, I discovered that it was the setting for AI airline traffic that was causing most of the slowdown.
Once I dialed that down to 0, I got 45+ FPS pretty much in every high-density city I’ve tested so far, with 4K, scaling to 100 and all settings to Ultra/max/on. I can do aerobatics between the buildings on Manhatten and not dip below 30fps, which was something of a goal when buying a new GPU
I’d still like to get 60fps everywhere with such a monster GPU, but this will do nicely while I wait for driver/software improvements that hopefully can make that a reality in the future.