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I’ve just been through a recent upgrade but thought I would share some quick benchmarking figures I did at my native 3440x1440 resolution given most reviews focus on 1080p, 1440p & 2160p. There always seems to be a wider gap between the higher two resolutions and UWQHD sits in-between. I upgraded from a Ryzen 3600 to the 5800X and from an RTX 2070 to a RTX 3070 but then picked up a 3080. Hopefully these figures will help someone consider an upgrade with MSFS2020 in mind.

 

I’ll just quote average FPS for each scenario based on the average from 3 runs. These are all paired with the Ryzen 5800X and 32GB CL16 3600MHz RAM.

 

Scenario 1.

Flying A320 Neo from London City to Heathrow. Orbx London City (EGLC) and London Landmark products installed.

High graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 47 fps.

RTX 3080 =  51 fps.

 

Ultra graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 34 fps.

RTX 3080 =  41 fps.

 

Scenario 2.

AT Simulations Piaggio P149d taking off from Florence, a quick circuit and back into Florence. Gaya Florence (LIRQ) installed.

High graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 61 fps.

RTX 3080 =  71 fps.

 

Ultra graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 47 fps.

RTX 3080 =  54 fps.

 

Scenario 3.

Flying Carenado Mooney from Inverness to Dundee. Orbx Dundee (EGPN) installed.

High graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 57 fps.

RTX 3080 =  62 fps.

 

Ultra graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 42 fps.

RTX 3080 =  51 fps.

 

Unfortunately, I didn’t do any benchmarking with the Ryzen 3600 or RTX 2070 but from memory, the London City to Heathrow trip at high settings with this combination saw an average of fps of around 30 and certainly dipped below this when at Heathrow. There is a real noticeable improvement in MSFS when switching from Zen 2 to Zen 3 although the 5800X also has an extra 2 cores and 4 threads. The RTX 3070 was a surprisingly strong performer at UWQHD resolution in MSFS2020 but there were a couple of occasions where I was breaching the 8gb vram limit at ultra settings as confirmed by developer mode although I wasn’t seeing any observable performance hit in the sim. The 3080 again is a noticeable improvement, especially when running ultra settings. I have yet to breach the 10gb ram limit of the 3080.

 

Just some figures and my thoughts which hopefully may be of use to anyone considering an upgrade and are running at 3440x1440 resolution. In summary, the 3070 is a very strong performer at this resolution but I would be looking at a 3080 or a 6800XT for a more comfortable experience or if you are planning on 4K down the road.

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On 1/30/2021 at 3:31 PM, Donka said:

I’ve just been through a recent upgrade but thought I would share some quick benchmarking figures I did at my native 3440x1440 resolution given most reviews focus on 1080p, 1440p & 2160p. There always seems to be a wider gap between the higher two resolutions and UWQHD sits in-between. I upgraded from a Ryzen 3600 to the 5800X and from an RTX 2070 to a RTX 3070 but then picked up a 3080. Hopefully these figures will help someone consider an upgrade with MSFS2020 in mind.

 

I’ll just quote average FPS for each scenario based on the average from 3 runs. These are all paired with the Ryzen 5800X and 32GB CL16 3600MHz RAM.

 

Scenario 1.

Flying A320 Neo from London City to Heathrow. Orbx London City (EGLC) and London Landmark products installed.

High graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 47 fps.

RTX 3080 =  51 fps.

 

Ultra graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 34 fps.

RTX 3080 =  41 fps.

 

Scenario 2.

AT Simulations Piaggio P149d taking off from Florence, a quick circuit and back into Florence. Gaya Florence (LIRQ) installed.

High graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 61 fps.

RTX 3080 =  71 fps.

 

Ultra graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 47 fps.

RTX 3080 =  54 fps.

 

Scenario 3.

Flying Carenado Mooney from Inverness to Dundee. Orbx Dundee (EGPN) installed.

High graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 57 fps.

RTX 3080 =  62 fps.

 

Ultra graphics settings:

RTX 3070 = 42 fps.

RTX 3080 =  51 fps.

 

Unfortunately, I didn’t do any benchmarking with the Ryzen 3600 or RTX 2070 but from memory, the London City to Heathrow trip at high settings with this combination saw an average of fps of around 30 and certainly dipped below this when at Heathrow. There is a real noticeable improvement in MSFS when switching from Zen 2 to Zen 3 although the 5800X also has an extra 2 cores and 4 threads. The RTX 3070 was a surprisingly strong performer at UWQHD resolution in MSFS2020 but there were a couple of occasions where I was breaching the 8gb vram limit at ultra settings as confirmed by developer mode although I wasn’t seeing any observable performance hit in the sim. The 3080 again is a noticeable improvement, especially when running ultra settings. I have yet to breach the 10gb ram limit of the 3080.

 

Just some figures and my thoughts which hopefully may be of use to anyone considering an upgrade and are running at 3440x1440 resolution. In summary, the 3070 is a very strong performer at this resolution but I would be looking at a 3080 or a 6800XT for a more comfortable experience or if you are planning on 4K down the road.

 

Hi, 

 

About scenario 1, what were the other settings? Full AI traffic and full weather? And did you use addons or stock scenery for EGLL? And the aircraft is also stock package or any addon like FSLabs or similar? 

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