Optomising NVIDIA Graphics for BMS
Hi,I have been working away for almost a year now. Managed to get a whole day to get back in the seat and started with a screen shot of all my display settings and a quick grapics performance test prior to a clean instal of the Nvidia 388.59 2017.12.7 Drivers
Did a little light reading of a couple of FPS performance threads
From Artys Hot List
Good Quality and Good Performance Guide NVIDIA Thread Jan 2017 to Oct 2017
As many guys often have/had problems with proper GFX settings i´ll be sharing mine. With intonation on SHARP / CLEAN 3D picture / great VISIBILITY and good FPS
In Game screenshots shows 76-113 FPS(HDR Lighting 20 FPS Hit)
Ice’s Testing method:
- FOV set at 130 degrees, resolution of 5760x1080
- Run TE 13, full MIL throttle, select STPT 5, STRG and ALT HOLD autopilot on, A-G mode, Maverick power on, set right MFD to TGP (PTR WIDE) and set left MFD to WPN (PRE mode)
- Set view to include the entire front console
- At 8:00 to STPT 5, FRAPS on (FPS and MinMaxAVG) which is set to stop at 9 minutes
- Run test 5x and get the average
Average FPS 51.47 in TE13 with range of 37 to 70 FPS (CDE, Helios, MFDE, Yame FPS Hits)
The FPS graph above shows that using CDE and BMS in windowed mode resulted in a significant drop in framerates, from mid-30s to just over 40fps and an average of around 37fps. Dropping CDE and going fullscreen kept framerates consistently above 40fps.
“I cannot tell you what to put in your nVidia Control Panel outside of putting Power Management Mode in Max Performance… I also cannot tell you what graphics settings you’ll want in BMS. This will be up to you, up to what your hardware can push, and what you find acceptable. Even if I had the exact same hardware as you have (which I don’t), “acceptable” to me may not be “acceptable” to you.”
However any help from the graphics gurus with the best method to use to best optomise all the graphics settings step by step would be greatly appreciated?
See below, is the blurred HUD and cockpit labels in my case possibly due to use of a projector?
I have a pit and use the shell only view as standard but switch to cockpit view for some switch selections that I have not implemented yet.
I have run Ice’s testing method (best effort, I am currently using a single Benq 1080p projector @ 60 Degree FOV with track IR)
Firstly with my original Graphics set up, Then ran it again post the 388.59 driver clean instal with these initial BMS settings:-
Multi Sampling ON Quality Level 7
Vertical Synch OFF
ALL Advanced Options ON
Nvidea CP at default post 388.59 Clean Instal
TE 13 (Heading for Steer Point 5, AP with Strg and Alt hold engaged clear of cloud, raining @520 KTS with TGP AND FLIR on MFDs
33 TO 50 FPS Subjective Average 42
Then did the test again with the Graphics set up as shown in the 2 threads above
Arty’s hot list settings
32 to 36 FPS Subjective Average 34 [HDR LIGHTING OFF 47 to 59 FPS Subjective Average 53]
36 to 40 FPS Subjective Average 38 [HDR LIGHTING OFF 75 to 86 FPS Subjective Average 79]
I am also aiming to get SHARP / CLEAN 3D picture / great VISIBILITY and good FPS without any of the following
Jaggies (Best was Arty’s Hot List hardly any visible can read the labels on the missiles zoomed in!)
Stutter (Worst was default others none, scenery goes by smooth as silk looking out at wing)
Cockpit Labels: Unreadable unless zoomed in (All 3 settings)
HUD: Unreadable due to Blur [AT MAX ZOOM OUT] I NEED TO ZOOM IN 4 STEPS TO JUST READABLE 6 STEPS TO CLEAR (All 3 settings)
MFDS: Flicker badly (All 3 settings)
2D Text Blur: ?
Planehazza last edited by
You need to apply the profile to Falcon BMS.exe, not launcher.exe.
Arty last edited by
First get rid off the windows8. Even microsoft tossed them to the trash can.
Second delete any profiles you created. Search how to as it’s a bitch.
Maybe a clean install would help.
Don’t create a falcon specific profile. If you want it for other apps create for other apps and let the global (default) one for falcon.
Change only in falcon UI gfx settings.
On a projector having such fps as you declare I would be more than happy.
For the rest… issues well it’s a projector not a monitor so you must straggle with it a looooot to find your sweet spot.
Once you are done don’t ever touch it again.