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#4422297 - 05/23/18 07:21 PM DCS Persian Gulf is really nice!  
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That's Iran off in the distance...

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#4422302 - 05/23/18 07:43 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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#4422307 - 05/23/18 07:56 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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Nice! And thanks for including the frame counter - nice to see the performance.


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#4422338 - 05/23/18 10:50 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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Yeah, the performance is really good. And the map itself is awesome. Had a quick flight in a Harrier today - great fun wink


#4422352 - 05/23/18 11:54 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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Nice!

For reference, can you guys post your PC specs and display res? Thanks!


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#4422368 - 05/24/18 03:36 AM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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Note to self: never, ever, fly with damson :-)

So I downloaded it tonight. Took about 2hrs to download over gigs and gigs of sand.

Took my trusty F-86 up and ... very nice! Looking forward to the hornet next week!

#4422372 - 05/24/18 03:54 AM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
Nice!

For reference, can you guys post your PC specs and display res? Thanks!


Intel Core i7 4790K (Base:4.00GHz, Turbo:4.40GHz / 6MB / LGA1150 / Quad Core / Fully Unlocked)

Corsair Hydro Series H105 Liquid CPU Cooler, Extreme CPU cooling performance with 240mm Radiator

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 MB, Z97, 4x DDR3, 3x PCIE3.0 x16, 8x SATAIII, 6x USB3.0, 1x SATA Express, 2x M.2,VGA, DVI, HDMI, ATX, Killer E2201,SLI/Xfire

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack, 8GB

Kingston 16GB (2x8GB), PC3-15000 (1866MHz) DDR3, HyperX Fury Black, 10-11-10, 1.5V, Dual Channel Kit

Samsung 1TB SSD, 840 EVO Series, SATA III, 7mm, Read up to 540MB/s, Write up to 520MB/s

Toshiba DT01ACA 3TB, DT01ACA300

Thermaltake 850W ToughPower Gold Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold, 135mm Fan, 4x PCI-E, 9x SATA, 6x Molex, Active PFC

Samsung SH-224DB/BSBE SATA Black Internal 24x Speed Plus DVD+-RW Drive, 12x DVD-RAM, 8x +R DL, 8x-R DL, OEM

Creative Sound Blaster Z, PCI Express, Ultra High Performance Z Series, 116db SNR, SBX Pro Studio, Includes Beamforming Microphone

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64bit DVD OEM

NZXT Phantom 630 Full Tower White ATX Case, Big Window, No PSU, 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, Audio, 8x 3.5"/2.5" Bays

AOC G2770PQU 27inch Gaming Monitor 1080p

What should I upgrade first?

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#4422390 - 05/24/18 07:53 AM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
Nice!

For reference, can you guys post your PC specs and display res? Thanks!


Nothing too fancy:
CPU: Intel Core I5 6600K @ 3.5GHz
RAM: 16GB Dual-Channel @ 1066MHz (4x4GB Kingston DDR4 2133)
GPU: ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB VRAM
HDD: system drive - Kingston HyperX Savage SSD
data drive: WD Black 1TB sATA III
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
res @1920x1080
fps between 60 (urban areas) - 120 (over desert/sea)

#4422497 - 05/24/18 08:32 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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Thanks guys!

Originally Posted by mdwa
What should I upgrade first?

What makes you think you need an upgrade?


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#4422543 - 05/25/18 12:20 AM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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I think he should upgrade to 64Gb ram to meet 3.0.0 (stable) requirements for heavy missions. Maybe 128Gb will be required during open beta though, but check before buying.

#4422566 - 05/25/18 03:32 AM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
Thanks guys!

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What should I upgrade first?

What makes you think you need an upgrade?


Don't know... just constantly think I should upgrade something...

Maybe the screen? I was thinking of getting Occulus rift now the price is down...

This is what I use it for:
DCS
ARMA
Jane's F18
BOX/CLOD
Falcon BMS
CAP2
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#4422662 - 05/25/18 06:43 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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Hehehe... I guess you're like me, getting upgradeitis after a while. Luckily everything seems to be insanely expensive nowadays and I've upgraded my rig to good standards so not much to upgrade on. smile Maybe when the new nVidia cards comes out and if they have good performance numbers in relation to what I have now.

What's your display setup like?


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#4423123 - 05/28/18 04:13 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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#4423280 - 05/29/18 01:28 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice

What's your display setup like?


You mean Nvidia and DCS settings?


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#4423322 - 05/29/18 07:00 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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No, I meant monitor, but then I realize you mentioned you had a 27" 1080p setup. Maybe consider a triple-screen setup? Or a dual-screen setup with the second one for instruments? Maybe make it a touchscreen so you can use Helios on it? Your GTX 1080 should be able to handle that just fine.


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#4423496 - 05/30/18 04:10 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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What about a larger screen, any benefit? Or higher resolution and lower FPS?


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#4423511 - 05/30/18 04:49 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: mdwa]  
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Originally Posted by mdwa
What about a larger screen, any benefit? Or higher resolution and lower FPS?

Larger screen is good but only up to a point. Once you increase resolution, FPS decreases, so I'd rather "pay" for a wider FOV rather than increase resolution for details I may not notice, although some people claim 4K screens allow them to tally earlier.


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#4423732 - 05/31/18 04:48 PM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
Originally Posted by mdwa
What about a larger screen, any benefit? Or higher resolution and lower FPS?

Larger screen is good but only up to a point. Once you increase resolution, FPS decreases, so I'd rather "pay" for a wider FOV rather than increase resolution for details I may not notice, although some people claim 4K screens allow them to tally earlier.



One thing that can help combat the FPS decrease is running less AA. I was running 8x or 16x on most titles at 1080, but generally run it completely off at 4k, and I do generally see more details, yet still get a nice smooth image free of 'jaggies' and shimmering. I'm on a 32" monitor that sits about 3 feet away from my face. Where this really pays off is in the cockpit; I can zoom out more, but still make our crisp details on gauges and MFDs.

Still, you'll need a decent video card to handle the pixels. The only easy day for my 1070 was yesterday smile

Be warned, though the DCS GUI is a PITA at 4K, and the "GUI scaling" option seems to bork the F10 Map view ( a critical asset to 'cheaters' like myself smile ). I haven't tried in the more recent versions of DCS, but it was like that as of ~6 months ago.

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#4424291 - 06/03/18 07:44 AM Re: DCS Persian Gulf is really nice! [Re: rollnloop.]  
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Originally Posted by rollnloop.
I think he should upgrade to 64Gb ram to meet 3.0.0 (stable) requirements for heavy missions. Maybe 128Gb will be required during open beta though, but check before buying.


WHAT ? what game need s64gb of memory with that outdated terrain graphic !

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