I have been part of the European Discord server since September last year and people often ask me for optimization guides for their games. Recently I have been working together with a couple of other people on figuring out the break points for Microsoft Flight Simulator. These settings won’t massively boost your FPS but it does provide stability for your game client and a better flight experience.
When using Shadow Boost you should be aware that your FPS is bound to the processor and not your fancy P5000 or GTX 1080 that is assigned to your Shadow.
Go to Options -> General -> Graphics
First thing to do is to remove all the current customizations and preset settings from Microsoft by hitting the F12 Key. This will likely take a bit so grab a drink or beverage and await till this process is completely done.
Display Mode: Full Screen
Global Rendering Quality: Medium
Render Scaling: 50 (1080P Screens / Most Stable) or 100 (Less Stable / 1440P Screens)
My constructive reason for setting the settings like this:
Setting `Display Mode` is rather important since foreground processes have the most priority overall for example: When you alt tab out of a game the video game is not a priority for Windows to actively render all the time.
Setting global rendering to Medium is about high as you can get on Shadow with Microsoft Flight Simulator. Since you are bottle necked at the availability and speeds of the processor (CPU) that is provided with your package. This setting may be less relevant at the Infinite package whenever the hardware becomes available to us.
VSYNC should always be off at Shadow PC users since I have noticed that there is a huge quality loss as in image quality when switching that on or off in various of games. Also, this setting is endorsed by Shadow since their encoding and stream server has benefits from it.
Render scaling is a setting for texture resolution that involves bandwidth over your CPU and RAM. Decreasing this option to half of your resolution will reduce the load on the Shadow PC. Lowering this setting does not only benefit you but also your neighbors on the same cluster your connected with.
FXAA is from my opinion possibly the best anti-aliasing setting there is for quality and fps with NVIDIA products. I have been using this setting since early 2000 and this has never disappointed the quality or performance of all the games that I have played. Despite that this setting is questionable in many ways it has never let me down.