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Thread: Help needed please !

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    Hi everyone...
    I've been a daily visitor on this site for ten years now and this is my first post.
    I have been an avid flight simulator fan since FS5. I have been using FSX for many years now and have built a nice FS cockpit around it.
    Like many, I am seriously thinking of moving over to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. I had a custom system made about 4 years ago but I suppose that it is now outdated. My system is :- (Don't laugh)...

    Intel I7 5820K / Corsair Hydro H105 / Asus X99-S / 32GB 2400Mhz RAM / 2 x Asus Strix GTX 980 4GB GPU/ Corsair AX1200i PSU / Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD / Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD / Seagate 2TB HDD / Samsung 24X DVDRW / Corsair Air 540 BLACK / Corsair AF120 LED Case Fan x 4 / Windows 7 Pro 64Bit Operating System.
    I am upgrading to Windows 10

    My question is, what will I need to upgrade to run the new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 sim at high / ultra scenery levels with minimum stutter ?

    Thank you in advance.

    Gasman.

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    You don't mention two important things, your monitor and your internet connection speed. To run a 1080p monitor takes a lot less GPU power than to run a 1440p or 4K monitor. If you are running a 1080p, you may be OK, but you really need an 8gb card to run anything with more pixels.
    The internet connection speed is important, because if you have less than a 60 mb/s connection, you may see stutters or locks. Most of the scenery is stored in the cloud, so you have to have a good internet connection to input the scenery, particularly at high or ultra.
    I7-9700K, RTX-2070, Asus Strix Z-390 MB, 32gb G Skill 3000, Corsair Obsidian 750D case, WD Black 1tb M.2, Crucial CT500MX SSD

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    Got to agree. A serious new graphics card is a must. Wait a few weeks and see what the 2080’s come down to.

    Plus you need to dedicate the SSD to just Windows and MFS.

    Meanwhile pay £1 for the introduction Game Pass month offer and install MFS and see what the performance is like with your existing system.

    Note that the Game Pass cost will go up to a tenner despite the promised £5 per month cost.

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    Thanks Plainsman for your prompt reply...I'll have to check both items you mention but I know for a fact that my download speed is probably half the speed that you mention but my monitors are not 4K... (I have three, (hence the two graphics cards) which are spanned... I'll get back to you...

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    Thanks Stevemill for your reply. I have to upgrade to Windows 10 first and I must admit I don't know what a 2080 card is but I'll do a bit of digging ! PS, Will it fit my mobo ?

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    Apart from my video card and my broadband speed, will the rest of my rig run FS2020 adequately? Thank you...

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    Running three monitors I can't compare, but at 1920x1200 resolution (about 2300000 pixels as compared to about 2000000 in 1080p), I am only using 16-17% of CPU capacity, so you should be OK there. The sim does like faster memory, but you have plenty, I am using about 11-12 GB while running the sim. You have an SSD, which is needed. I think internet connection and GPU are your two limiting factors. Again, at 1920x1200, I am getting up to 85% capacity on my GPU in urban settings, so a strong GPU is needed. I am running a mix of high and ultra, except i have clouds and water at medium.
    I7-9700K, RTX-2070, Asus Strix Z-390 MB, 32gb G Skill 3000, Corsair Obsidian 750D case, WD Black 1tb M.2, Crucial CT500MX SSD

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    Thank you Plainsman. Most informative sir...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasman View Post
    Thanks Stevemill for your reply. I have to upgrade to Windows 10 first and I must admit I don't know what a 2080 card is but I'll do a bit of digging ! PS, Will it fit my mobo ?
    Don’t know anything about motherboards but there should be one that does. Depends on whether it takes a full or half size card. I mentioned the 2080 just because it’s top of the range but about to be replaced by a new generation and might come down in price. I’m no expert though. Others here are.

    You will need something better than a budget card to get this game going well unfortunately. You should expect to pay a couple of hundred at least.

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    Thanks for reply...I knew it wasn't going to be cheap !

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