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Flight Simulator 2020 in 8K with the RTX 3090

Flight Simulator 2020 in 8K with the RTX 3090

Flight Simulator in 8K with an RTX 3090 is fluid?

We took advantage of the weekend to pay a little visit to our friends from Millenium Eqt. On the program, test the 8K potential of an RTX 3090 with Flight Simulator, and have fun. In this article, you won’t find an orgy of graphs and other measurements. Just our sensations, for fun and for science. 😉

The machine used :

The machine used is an MM2 mini PC from the Millenium range. Millenium-mm2-mini

  • The chassis is rather compact, in the Micro ATX format, developed on the basis of the Level 20 VT from ThermalTake , which has benefited from a few aesthetic modifications (power supply cover, cable passages…) to join the Millenium family. It was interesting to see the behavior of a compact PC equipped with an RTX 3090 especially in terms of heating.
  • The processor is an Intel 10900K with a MSI Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI.
  • The CPU is cooled by an AIO Fractal Design Celsius+ S24 Prisma.
  • The RTX 3090 is the TUF model from Asus.
  • The machine runs with 32GB at 3600Mhz.
  • The power supply is an 850W Gold.
  • Finally, there is 2TB of SSD in raid 0 (2 x CRUCIAL P5).

Millenium mm2 mini

The RTX 3090 takes advantage of the air flow managed by the 200mm front and 140mm rear

The screen: the Samsung Q950TS, 75″ QLED

Why this 75″ screen (we no longer dare to say TV)? Quite simply because it is fit with a 10-bit 100/120 Hz VA panel. This LCD panel is very reactive. As a reminder, Les Numériques measured a display delay of only 11.8 ms, which represents less than one image delay per second with respect to the source (at 60 Hz). All this makes the Q950TS an excellent gaming display for those with space and money. The model in question sells for around €7,000. Samsung QE75Q950TS + MM2 mini Even if we are not TV testers, we cannot avoid talking about the aesthetics of this screen, which is less than 1.5 cm thick over the entire surface of the product. Finally, the borderless display really does create an incredible effect.

Cooling / temperatures :

Clearly, the question was about the behavior of this machine and its heating while it integrates the most calorific elements of the moment (I9 10900K and RTX 3090). All this in a compact chassis even if the MM2 mini is rather well arranged. It should be noted that apart from the AIO 240mm, the machine comes with a huge front fan (200mm) which brings fresh air inside the housing, while a 140mm fan at the rear ensures the exhaust. This configuration is identical throughout the range. AIO MM2 Mini

While a glass plate was positioned over the radiator, the CPU temperatures remained more than correct during all the tests. For more than 4 hours, the configuration showed absolutely no sign of weakness, with the graphic card rising to 66°C. No crashes or other blue screens. Finally, the heat dissipation around the PC is certainly more important than a classic gaming pc but remains quite acceptable. We can also add the perfectly controlled operating noise, again an excellent surprise on such a configuration. Temp Flight Simulator 8K

Playing Flight Simulator in 8K : reality

For those who have had the opportunity to play Flight Simulator, it is obvious that the game requires a lot of graphic power. Difficult with an RTX 2080Ti for example to get something convincing in 4K with 100% options. To put yourself in the right context, here is the TweakTown test, carried out at the end of August, which still sets the scene.

In terms of 4K, our configuration did well: over 60 frames per second with the maximum level of detail. Playing in 8K was therefore a double challenge:

  • Was the configuration sufficient to deliver 8K on FS2020?
  • And above all, did 8K bring a real “plus” to the game?

We are not going to make the suspense last, but clearly sacrifices had to be made. It is thus on the “Intermediate” mode that we could practice. FS2020 configured in this way, we were able to maintain a minimum level of 25 images per second in the most graphically loaded areas.

Clearly it’s fluid, playable and above all it’s beautiful. The difference between 4K and 8K quickly becomes so obvious that you get used to the levels of detail. The texture of the clouds, the details of the leather seats in the cabin: it’s a real treat. We then wanted to push the delirium further (we can clearly speak of delirium when we see the price of the screen). Not all games lend themselves to the increase in resolution, with Control in particular, the disappointment was great whereas we expected above all to win in immersion. On Forza Horizon 4 , with the level of detail at its maximum, the game runs perfectly well. The change from 4 to 8K is noticeable but not at the level of what we saw on FS2020.

Of course we will add in the next few days some games to this laboratory experiment. We will keep you informed. A few more videos of the test assignment to show you how smooth it is.

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