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  1. No I have no idea, I only can base my observations on what the USAF and Navy are giving us as sources, reason for my comments, it looks to me that it changes with the change of personal in charge of their policies, and both USAF, USN and USM have seen a few since WWII. If I remember well, at some point the USAF didn't even want to bother with close air support and yet, they used both F-100 and T-37 for the role, if anything this is a bit confusing...
  2. According to the USAF Fact-Sheets, the F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. F-15E Strike Eagle If what you say was a rule, it would be designated F/A since it is clearly designed for air-to-air and air-to-ground like the Super Hornet, and by memory 75% of its airframe was redesigned for the purpose while the F-18C, F/A-18 which demonstrator YF-17 was conceived as an Air Superiority fighter coming straight from the LWF program, saw the same process of redesign, extended role and redesignation. So clearly, there is no strict rule here, as I said, the USAF don't necessarily uses NAVY designation system, and it is not the case for the Strike Eagle.
  3. The USAF don't necessarily uses NAVY designation system, and remember that the F-15 was first and foremost a "not a pound for air to ground" air superiority fighter, the F-15 E is capable of air combat, true but you wouldn't take it into a dogfight vs a A or a C and expect to win at equal pilot skills. Also, traditionaly, before the A-10 the USAF wasn't too hot on Close Air Support since the end of WWII and the P-47 Thunderbolt, question of culture, they left the role to the USM and USN, but retained their fleets of strategic bombers with a tactical bombing role on top. I feel like I need to correct a little innacuracy, I forgot the USAF A1 Skyraider used in SANDY Rescue missions in Vietnam... Determination of a Sandy By John T. Correll March 1, 2006
  4. If you're to use an 5600X you'd gain a lot by using a cheaper motherboard such as the MSI B450 and splash a little more money into Cl14 RAM, basically this combination will give you a higher CPU speed under load at 4K than a Cl16 RAM kit with a Ryzen 7 5800X, your CPU will not throttle back under load, the Cl16 kits all come with this bottleneck. In any case make sure you respect the CPU controller limitation by sticking to the RAM recommanded frequency limit and no more than 4 ranks in total.
  5. That too. Everything reducing the efficiency of the CPU plays a role in DCS like any other aplication. Players should make a choice from start; a gaming PC needs all background aps to be disabled in order to give priority to the gaming aspect of the PC use, then sort those bottlenecks so that the CPU doesn't throttle back, if good cooling and smart core juggling can reduce the risks of thermal throttling, RAM is the main cause of it. I gained more than 6% at 4K simply swaping RAM from 16 Cl to 14Cl B.Die same frequency and capacity but this is just an example, bottlenecks can cause a lot more loss than 6%, especially because it is heavy on CPU and GPU use under load, this is where a well ballanced bounding between RAM, CPU and GPU can make a difference.
  6. It matters little if you don't comprehend the technical aspect, people still need this sort of infos because as I stated, the behaviour of your CPU and buses depends on your RAM, it would help us knowing precisely what is going on with your PC. If you know the brand and type of RAM fitted to your machine, just show it in your stats, something like (for one stick) 32GB. DDR4-2933. Cl16. Crucial Ballistic Here you have the size of one stick, the type/frequency, the latency and the brand, to us this will be enough fo figure much more than simply what it says by checking on the RAM specs.
  7. Your specs doesn't give the most useful informations: 64GB of RAM isn't what people need to know, the latency and nature of the chips (B.Die or not) is far more important for the simple reason that a standard RAM will always carry a bottleneck which causes the CPU to throtle down under load. I emphasise under load because when working in average conditions a higher latency, non B.Die RAM will not show this issue, but your CPU controller has limits, number of ranks (4 maximum), frequency (3200 MHz, DDR4-2933 in the case of your I7-10700F), pass this and you lose your maximum frequency and buses speed under load. Your CPU behavior is 100% depending on the nature of your RAM for those reasons, so the first thing I'd do if I were you is to check on those RAM specs, once you get this done, you will have a far better idea of what is going on with your CPU and buses.
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