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 Thursday, 20-August-2020  14:43:16 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The latest MS Flight Simulator is out, but its gargantuan download size is making it tricky to evaluate on Steam before the two hour refund limit is up. It's not necessarily that players want more time to fly the skies in Microsoft Flight Simulator before making a final decision, they just want to get in the game, period. So, what is the actual issue? it is the size of the in-game download that takes placer after the initial download—it is around 90 gigabytes, which can take some time, depending on how fast (or not so fast) someone's connection is.

Meanwhile Guru3D have checked out the graphics performance of MS Flight Simulator 2020. Flight Simulator 2020 scores unusually well in the graphics area. The world scenery looks very good, the lots of cities and airports have been manually revised by hand. The ones that did not get ta premium treatment also look pretty good. The differential is the more personalized stuff, example if you fly over your own house, that's where you'll likely be dissatisfied. What is beautiful in-game is the weather system, real-time data is flowing into the engine, and as such, you get a physical simulation of the weather. That weather is not only beautiful to see, it will of course also have an effect on the flight characteristics of your simulation. The combination of beautiful modelled aircraft, gorgeous landscapes and the weather system that makes this Flight Simulator an excellent new edition.

OCBench have a Ryzen 3700X OC guide. Some time has passed since the release of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X including our detailed AMD CPU review. In the meantime, AMD has released several AGESA updates and the minor issues have been resolved. Today we have again looked at the exact differences to the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and will test whether the extra cost is worth it and if you can get the performance of a 3800X out of the 3700X with a few simple tweaks.

Backblaze have released their latest HDD stats report. At the end of Q2 2020, Backblaze was using 140,059 hard drives to store customer data. For our evaluation we remove from consideration those drive models for which we did not have at least 60 drives (see why below). This leaves us with 139,867 hard drives in our review. The table below covers what happened in Q2 2020.

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