I upgraded my CPU and RAM from i5-2500K and DDR3 to i7-8700K and 32G DDR4 3200 (motherboard changed as well, of course). The CPU is OC to 5Ghz; ram at 3200mhz. Now in X-Plane 11 (v 11.30), I still get only 32 – 45 fps on my 2k monitor. That does not look much of an improvement from the 25-30 fps I used to get from the age old i5, which was OC to 4.5mhz. Is this normal? The hard drive is SSD, as before. No change. I think I saw some people with similar configuration got high 70 or 80 fps on their monitors.
What’s funny is that I tried to move all the slides in the graphic setting all the way to the left. It only gets me 50 some fps above KSEA at 1000ft. Then I move all slides to the right; the fps is still about 30 something, not that different from if I set certain items (e.g. objects) lower.
Going to reinstall XP fresh, and see if anything changes.
Also tried IL-2 BOS. Also not too much of an improvement. The old rig gave me 90fps on VR in summer map, free flight. In a 1v1 dog fight, it would drop to 40-50. Now the new rig produce only 70 in the dog fight setup.