Aviation Training Consultants: 800-874-5346
Aviation Training Consultants: 800-874-5346

X-Plane 11 System Requirements Check

Will X-Plane 11 run on my system?

Minimum Requirements Best Experience with X-Plane 11
  • CPU: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU with 2 or more cores, or AMD equivalent.
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Video Card: a DirectX 11-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with at least 1 GB VRAM
  • Dual-core CPUs slower than 3 GHz should try the demo before purchasing X-Plane 11.
  • CPU: 3+ GHz, quad-core or higher
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or more
  • Video Card: a DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with at least 4 GB VRAM
    • (GeForce GTX 1060 or better or similar from AMD)

How to check your hardware

1: Click on the Start Button:

2: Type “dxdiag” (without quotes) in the start menu search, then press ‘Enter’

3: A DirectX diagnostic tool will open:

4: The System tab shows the computer hardware specifications.

  1. Note the Number of CPU’s: ____________________
  2. Note the Processor speed: ____________________ (e.g. 3.00GHz)
  3. Note the Memory: ____________________________ (e.g. 8192MB RAM)
  4. Note the DirectX version: _____________________ (e.g. DirectX 11)

5: The Display tab shows the on-board video specifications.

  1. Note the Memory: ___________________________ (e.g. 2048 MB)

Compare these values to the requirements above. The higher the numbers, the better your system will perform.

Does your system meet the requirements?

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