Project CARS 2 triple 4k screen settings required with RTX 3090

Emery

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My fourth review of 4k triple screen simracing with an RTX 3090. You can't crank the graphics to maximum, but fortunately PCARS 2 has always looked pretty good on lower settings. You do have to choose between having better antialiasing or better textures.

System specs
Monitors: Dell U4320Q (4k 43" IPS, 60 Hz)
GPU: EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra
CPU: i9-10850K @ 3.6 GHz
RAM: 32 GB

Project CARS 2 graphics settings
Alternative: Increase MSAA to Medium and change the other "Medium"s to "Low"
PCARS2 graphics 1.png

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Cars tested
LMP1
LMP2
LMP900
GT1
Vintage Prototype A
Vintage Prototype B
Vintage Touring GTC

Tracks tested
Le Mans
Historic Le Mans
Long Beach
Nurburgring Combined


Results
Let's get weather performance out of the way: Storm and Blizzard graphic performance are borderline and Thunderstorm is worse. Using precipitation at night is not going to work. Everything else will stay above 60 fps with 29 AI.

Once you rule out the bad weather combinations, the RTX 3090 is just enough for triple 4k 60 Hz monitors. If you've got to have higher fps or high refresh rates at this resolution, then it will take another generation or two of video cards to get there. I'm mostly satisfied because PCARS 2 looks pretty good at Medium, but slightly disappointed by the limitations of weather & night performance.
 

Emery

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Now that I know what works, I'll be capping fps. The 3090 runs cool enough inside my case, but maybe I can save a few degrees.