Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Resolution Scaling - Faux-K VS 4K

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Resolution Scaling - Faux-K VS 4K  

Resolution Scaling is a common feature within modern PC games, offering gamers the ability to sacrifice a pixel-perfect resolution in order to free up enough GPU performance to enable higher framerates and more stable performance. 

With Microsoft Flight Simulator being such a demanding title, resolution scaling will be a must for most PC gamers if they are using a 4K screen, forcing gamers to sacrifice sharpness for the sake of increased framerates. 

Below is a screenshot comparison between a 100% (native) resolution scale and a 90% resolution scale, using images which have been cropped from 4K images. You should be able to see a sharper image with our 100% image, though a 90% resolution scale offers such a minimal quality sacrifice that the performance benefits are worthwhile. 
 


(100% Resolution Scale VS 90% Resolution Scale)
Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide  Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide
  

At 4K Ultra settings, Resolution Scaling can be used to significantly increase Microsoft Flight Simulator's average framerates at 4K, though at resolution scales below 80%, we start to hit CPU-related performance limitations. High settings with an 80% resolution scale should keep an RTX 2080 Ti's average framerate over 60 FPS.  

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

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Most Recent Comments

24-08-2020, 12:08:01

Greenback
Because of how this plays a 40 fps is totally playable, and you can achieve that by turning AI air traffic off and lowering airport clutter (though this does take away some realism), I found the AI air traffic popping in the cause of most stutters.Quote

27-08-2020, 06:26:01

TalllPaul
I was getting a really low FPS on high so tweaked a few things following a video and now I get between 40-60fps but the performance still isn't the best, maybe because I only have 8GB RAM.Quote

27-08-2020, 06:36:23

Warchild
On a side topic, anyone found more strange obelisk type structures ?

They are eerily cool.Quote

27-08-2020, 08:08:40

Greenback
Nice to see free liveries coming out already, and a more functional 320 being worked onQuote

27-08-2020, 08:26:02

AlienALX
Jay did a video about how to get 60 FPS. He got over 40 on a 2060 Super.

It's not like, his ideas, he just used all of the tips he found around the net. Still, it's all in one place I guess.

I want this, but I want to see how fast I can fly a SR71 from Phila to Heathrow, so I guess I will wait for those planes and then see.Quote
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