I don't know how to see the build #, but the time stamp in the upper right says it was from yesterday. In discord hey said it was a content update. The beta updates thread did not have any information in it for yesterday. Why is it suddenly a drop in fps? I have no idea but I just redid the tests, fresh system reboot, no extra processes running and I come up with the lower numbers. Also, as I said, the GPU usage in cockpit is now maxxing, where it was only at first 68% then 78%. But that did not result in higher fps for me using my everything at minimum test. 2017-05-12 10:51:19 - rFactor2 Frames: 4415 - Time: 30000ms - Avg: 147.167 - Min: 135 - Max: 164 2017-05-15 15:59:17 - rFactor2 Frames: 3988 - Time: 30000ms - Avg: 132.933 - Min: 120 - Max: 152 2017-05-16 08:35:51 - rFactor2 Frames: 3972 - Time: 30000ms - Avg: 132.400 - Min: 120 - Max: 153 These are my DX9 numbers from my first test 2017-05-04 15:01:20 - rFactor2 Frames: 7032 - Time: 30000ms - Avg: 234.400 - Min: 225 - Max: 246 Look I understand we all have different configurations. A lot of you guys have much better video cards than I do, with more video memory. I would love to see some benchmarks from GPUs/memory the same or worse than mine. My system is definitely video memory limited, but I have dealt with it through DX9 into DX11, and there are certain tracks and configurations in different sims that stress that more than others. For example, iRacing is the best for me in DX11. AC is roughly the same as rfactor2. The problem is that for Studio397, if they release, as they have stated, DX11 and phase out DX9, as it stands it would be barely playable on 1080p using low settings, and at 5760x1080 on my triples, using the same test, I get 90fps. With just lvl1 AA that goes to 75fps. That doesn't give me enough overhead to turn any options on like AF, turn up detail, and certainly not enough to watch trackside cameras with even one AI. So just on FPS alone right now as it stands if Studio 397 releases DX11 and phases out DX9, it will be unplayable for me unless I buy another video card. To me, that means the minimum to run the game will be more than a r270 2GB, or perhaps it means no 2GB cards will be able to satisfactorily run the game. Can you see how much that limits the customer base? Also, it really struck me as odd how as soon as I joined Discord i was told how "the DX11 beta is already better than DX9 for most of us". Then I read the forums, and that is clearly not the case. Most people have worse performance than DX9, some are the same. Its all over the board frankly. Personally, I feel like if I don't speak up for people in a similar situation as me, this is going to turn into a situation where the devs don't give a shit because they only test using newer more expensive hardware, and their primary beta testing group obviously does not provide low-end data for them to evaluate. I don't see anyone else saying what I am saying so that is why I am saying it. Further, there are a number of bugs and issues that stand out. I believe the new UI could fix some of them. But the game currently has a bug that when viewing the standings video fps drops to 12. In fullscreen mode, it halves the fps from standard cockpit. People have mentioned that above 4x AA doesn't do anything. Basically, I'm at the point where the devs continue to release betas so I will continue to test and provide feedback in the hopes they can make it better. Nobody has thanked me or asked me to provide continual feedback, I'm doing this because I have owned rfactor 1 since it was released and bought rf2 with the hopes it would be rf1 reincarnated. There's no doubt for those who have spent more money on better video cards, DX11 is a boon, but to say this game in its current state is the same as DX9 for everyone is wrong, and to set the bar higher than a 4 year old video card can provide is cutting your market very shallow.