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  1. Maybe if one has to much time and money, yes. Here in Switzerland, there is in contrast to the EU no possibility to buy computer hardware and return them within 14d in any case. So, no, I can not just buy a Ryzen 3000X build just to test if P3Dv4.5 runs well on this hardware, especially not if people are around that DO have such a hardware combo. So, I disagree. Better than "buy one and check it out" is ask those that have one...
  2. That is exactly what I meant. And for certain games, it seems to be still the case: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_5_3600x_review,9.html While the Ryzen 3600X is just lousy 5% slower in the Cinebench15 single-thread run, but better in the IPC run and even slightly better (0.6%) in the Cinebench20 single thread run, the same processor is significantly slower in certain games (FarCry: 18% slower, Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 30% slower) and slightly faster in some other games (Strange Brigade: 3% faster). Means: those numbers basically do tell us nothing in regard of Prepar3d.
  3. Looks very nice, wonderful. What I do really like in the last preview screenshots is the comparison slider. With this slider, the difference is really obvious and it is a nice thing you guys at ORBX should keep for all future previews, please :-)
  4. Of course not. But it would be not the first time in processor release history that a processor is by far not that capable as benchmark results suggest. That is why. Those benchmark numbers are sometimes representative of the performance in Prepar3d, sometimes absolutely not. Besides that, the FS community still lacks a lot of knowledge and experience with AMD processors. The more people like you "publish", the better this situation gets.
  5. Thanks for those results, they look promising. Did any of you Ryzen 3000 series owner already test how well they perform in Prepar3d v4.x? I mean, those single-thread numbers are interesting, but if they do not translate accordingly into P3D performance, it is of no help at all, no? PS: I am not intending to switch my CPU, as my 5GHz 8700K is still at least on par with a current Ryzen 3000 series build. But to suggest others asking for hardware to use with P3D, it would be really nice to have some feedback about how well the Ryzen 3000 series perform in P3D...
  6. You might find some good points in those videos, for sure, but when modifying Windows 10 results in such a FPS increase, then most probably something was wrong with the setup that resulted in so little FPS beforehand. It is simply impossible that cleaning up Windows 10 provides you more than 200% more FPS with the same hardware... Besides that: the first video is primarly about disabling Windows 10 automatic updates and Defender. For sure this does not result in a single FPS but in a huge security issue if you do not use other tools to compensate this... Thanks, but no..
  7. Nice shots! \nitpicking mode on: sadly it is the wrong model variant of the A350... \nitpicking mode off...
  8. Nice shots, even when you just supported the prejudice that us citizen are unable to differentiate between Sweden (the country your screenshots are from) and Switzerland (the registration of the plane you use)... No worries, many of your compatriots get this wrong ;-)
  9. Random and "strange" shutdowns can also be related to a bad PSU. Had that once, it took me months to finally check the PSU and replacing it, afterwards never had any issue anymore. Then, some years later, I suffered again from random crashes and shutdowns. This time, it was a SATA power connector to the C:\ drive that was not entirely plugged into the PSU (might have gotten loose when I was working inside the computer to replace the GPU). As soon as I double-checked all internal power connectors, the problems never reappeared. Means: if it turns out that the RAM is OK, I would certainly check the PSU...
  10. I wonder how the clock rates on this 9900K are after 30min of flying with P3D? Or those of the two GTX-1080? Personally, I am not impressed, any desktop with the same components would easily outperform this "laptop" and the price would be not even half of it... And come on, who puts 2666MHz RAM with a 9900K? Sorry, it is a monster for a laptop, but besides being very useful for the applications you need it for (I hope...), I would definitively never buy such a monster for P3D alone. To much trade-offs for such hardware stuffed into a laptop case...
  11. If you connect your current Windows 10 license with a Microsoft account (outlook.com or comparable), you won't need to buy another license after the hardware switch... There are how-to's on the net. A CPU plus mobo change does not require P3D to be fully reinstalled, but I would nevertheless at least uninstall the client, release the license and after the hardware change re-install the client. Furthermore: some addons do need a re-registration and sometimes the easiest way is to simply re-install them. AND: it is still not recommended to change CPU and mobo without performing a complete re-installation of the operating system. I did exactly this a year ago when I was switching from a Z77 with a 3770K to a Z370 with a 8700K. It worked out perfectly, but of course I was a little bit lucky and I prepared the change pretty well. Means: - I uninstalled the P3D client and released the license. - I uninstalled all drivers of expansion cards such as the soundcard, the graphics card, the WLAN module etc. - then I uninstalled all drivers related to the old mainboard. All of them. Including Intel chipset drivers etc. - then, when the system was basically stripped down like this, I turned the rig off, changed the hardware and fired it up again. - With the new hardware, Windows 10 takes some minutes to reconfigure itself. Including several restarts. - After the Windows 10 self-reconfiguration was over, I installed all mainboard and chipset drivers for the new mainboard. Including several restarts. - Only then, I installed back all drivers of expansion cards. Several restarts. - Last, I reinstalled the P3D client and re-entered my license. Of course, only after everything is done and everything is working again perfectly without any hardware errors and such, you can think about overclocking or modifying the BIOS (if necessary at all). ´╗┐This worked. But for security and "insurance" options, I had a complete Acronis backup ready for potential issues and I was ready to perform a complete re-installation of Windows 10 if anything would have failed (you need a bootable USB stick with W10 on it for this).
  12. I will throw in the novel Ryzen 3 series of CPU as a more than valid alternative, especially due to the point Dominique is raising: the future. If you now buy a i9-9900K system, you will for sure have the best possible CPU you can currently get, but as soon as Intel releases the next generation of CPUs, you would need to replace the mainboard along with the CPU if you want to upgrade. AMD on the other hand will most probably release the next generation of CPU again on the current AM4 CPU socket, this would enable you to upgrade in 2-3 years without the need of chaning the mainboard. Means: besides the classic Intel options, take a look on the Ryzen 3700X or even the 3900X. In some weeks, I am pretty sure that you will also find enough user reviews telling you something about the performance of those CPUs in X-Plane. Regarding GPU: to me, I would only go for the best if budget allows. Means the RTX-2080Ti. Regarding RAM: I agree with Dominique, 32GB is the amount to buy nowadays. Make sure that you go for 2x16GB modules instead of 4x8GB. Although the 16GB modules are less capable regarding overclocking, overclocking RAM is anyway only for enthusiasts. Very important and often neglected is the PSU. You do not need a 1000W PSU, rather go for a very high quality 600W PSU instead. Don't try to save money with buying a cheap PSU, the PSU can be considered as the heart of your rig, don't buy cheap there... Last: personally, I now have an SSD only setup. Besides the fact that SSD are completely silent, the rig is faster and reacts faster. For FPS, SSD has only minor impact, but loading times are reduced greatly. Personally, I do not have a m.2 SSD yet, as for me, the again increased performance of m.2 SSD would be nice to have but is far from necessary.
  13. The only thing making this a little bit bitter is the fact that yes, with the 3700X you get a very capable CPU faster than the 9900K in many scenarios, but if you buy a novel X570 mainboard along with it and you select a good mainboard, the price advantage of the CPU is eliminated by the ridiculously high price tags of good X570 mainboards... And no, you do not want to put your brand new Ryzen on a cheap B450 mainboard as "advertised" in the video... And sorry, Doug, this video shows simply that the 8700K (an almost 2 year old CPU) is faster in 28 out of the 30 tested games with stock rates, most of us using the 8700K overclocked and the 3600X has very little headroom for overclocking. I do not know how one can possibly come to the conclusion that the 3600X is a "new" king, I would reserve this title for the 3700X, which is seriously a nice CPU. Furthermore, the video is an absolute joke in regard of the selected components: - the 8700K runs on a 200$ Z390 mainboard with a NH-U14S, one of the most expensive air coolers and he takes this to get his 650$ bill together - the Ryzen is put on one of the cheapest B450 mainboards for 100$ and equipped with the stock cooler As mentioned above, add another 100$ for a solid X570 mainboard and the same NH-U14S, and then the Ryzen build is not 300$ cheaper but only about 100$... This video is just a wonderful yet ridiculous example of how you should not make such videos if being objective is something you are interested in... More BIAS is almost impossible...
  14. On a default airport somewhere where the surrounding is very poorly looking in terms of graphics?
  15. Well, to forecast how much improvement you see, yes, that is almost impossible. But to check if you see any improvement at all is actually pretty easy: all you need is a software tool that tells you on screen how much load you get on your GPU and CPU. As soon as the load on the GPU is between 90 and 99%, a GPU upgrade will most definitively provide you better performance. If your GPU is running below 90%, a stronger GPU will most probably provide you nothing. But even then, with a better GPU, you are always able to turn up settings that will be totally dependend on the GPU, such as resolution and antialiasing. Not surprised that the topic starter has seen such a big improvement. He has a processor that is still almost on par with the best CPUs available and switching from a 1050Ti to a 2070 basically doubled the GPU power.
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