May 2nd, 2016, 18:04
Ed, have a good look at your terrain shadows and performance numbers. Those buggers are real performance killers.
I turn off terrain shadows 99.999% of the time.
Volumetric fog is another heavy hitter. I run ASNext weather with the volumetric fog enhance option ticked. When I switch it off, FPS jumps by a big percentage. If I turn off vol fog completely...big jump.
Turn your tessellation down to Medium for flights over land.
Over water, especially shooting traps, is the only time you really want to crank up the tessellation for the good 3D water. You can turn down your special effects over land too. That stuff all adds up in the long run. If you're flying at 10K over the ocean with tessellation turned up you're dragging down your resources.
I've seen P3D...