• Review: Orbx London City Airport For MSFS

    Review: Orbx London City Airport For MSFS

    By MrYorkiesWorld

    Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020     Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020

    Introduction

    Hello there guys, my name is MrYorkiesWorld, welcome back to the channel, and welcome to my review of the new Orbx London City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    It's a fantastically detailed piece of scenery from Orbx that I'm very excited to review, and I'd like to thank my good friend Dom Smith over at FlightSim.com for making this video possible by providing me with a copy of the scenery.

    London City Airport is an international airport in London, England. It is located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, approximately 7 miles east of the City of London and a shorter distance east of Canary Wharf.

    So without further ado, let's get into the review.

    Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020     Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020

    Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020     Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020

    Performance

    Now I'm going to jump straight into the performance because this is probably one of the main things everyone is going to be looking for when they consider buying this scenery. I'm happy to say that based on my hardware; a 2080Ti and an i9-9900K with 32GB of RAM, this airport actually runs really well.

    I think it's important to note that every system is different, and the 2080Ti is now considered to be a previous-gen GPU since the recent announcement of the RTX 30 series from Nvidia. Chances are you'll see even better performance with the RTX 30 series GPUs, but even with a 2080Ti, performance and visuals are still really good.

    On various different test flights in aircraft such as the A320, the 787-10 and the Cessna 172, I was able to get between 45 - 60FPS, which I consider to be really good. The one thing to bear in mind though, is that this was using stock aircraft, and not something complex such as a PMDG model which we will see making its way to the sim in the future.

    Overall though, I was definitely impressed with the performance. It's a lot better than what we've seen in previous simulators, so definitely a thumbs up from me.

    Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020     Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020

    Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020     Orbx - London City Airport for MSFS 2020

    Night Lighting

    Lighting effects from early evening to early morning look spectacular as always in Flight Simulator 2020, and there doesn't seem to be much of a drop in texture quality either during this time. I was also pleased to see that there were no texture bugs present (something I've experienced on other platforms).

    The dynamic lighting at night looks nice, although it's possibly a little darker than what you'd actually experience in the real world. However, this is a simulator and not real life, so I'm not really bothered about it personally.


    3 Comments
    1. jacklyon2's Avatar
      jacklyon2 -
      "I'm happy to say that based on my hardware; a 2080Ti and an i9-9900K with 32GB of RAM, this airport actually runs really well."

      I hope so, if the airport (and MSFS and all other FS), not run well with this configuration, will be a tragedy...


      I have an i7 4790K with an GTX 1660 TI and 16 gigas, the airport, run with low frames, but well.

      I got the same thing ORBX London City, and ORBX Trueearth England South, on Prepar3D V4.5 and run almost the same as on MSFS (a little higher on frames)
    1. DominicS's Avatar
      DominicS -
      Quote Originally Posted by jacklyon2 View Post
      "I'm happy to say that based on my hardware; a 2080Ti and an i9-9900K with 32GB of RAM, this airport actually runs really well."

      I hope so, if the airport (and MSFS and all other FS), not run well with this configuration, will be a tragedy...


      I have an i7 4790K with an GTX 1660 TI and 16 gigas, the airport, run with low frames, but well.

      I got the same thing ORBX London City, and ORBX Trueearth England South, on Prepar3D V4.5 and run almost the same as on MSFS (a little higher on frames)
      I use a GTX 1660 Super, and as you can see from the image below, I get over 40FPS on "High-End" at London City Airport (Orbx).

      Attachment 221650
    1. regenboog's Avatar
      regenboog -
      Bought the London City landmarks package and London City airport. For me, it is a frame rate-killer. Usually I get 40-50 fps on ultra-settings, taking off from EGLC westbound or landing is around 20 fps. Lots of stutters. System is an AMD 3600XT / Radeon 5700 / 32 GB at 1920x1080.
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