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Ok so I've specifically built a flight sim computer to the best of my current computer knowledge and am wondering if I've made a big mistake with card choice which was purely recommended by a flight sim visual business owner himself. He was running DCS and PREPAR3D though and I didn't think to ask compatibility with Xplane 11.

I am attempting to run x3 1080p monitors with medium to high settings and am struggling to hit 15- 20fps in most cases in 3D cockpit mode.

I want to know if anyone has had experience with this recommended card with Xplane? And if the full potential of the card can be used as it's a Dual card

I have a Intel i7 7700k 4.2GHZ





Any help is much appreciated thanks

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answered by (19.3k points)

The card meets our recommended specs. However, X-Plane does not use SLI and may never add it as it is incredibly time intensive to add the code and only a small portion of our user base would use it. 

We are working on increasing the frame rate in order to add VR in the future. However, in the meantime I would recommend setting the graphics sliders methodically as outlined in the manual or this video

commented by (24 points)
Thank you for your reply I will adjust settings. So just to be clear because my card has 8GB in total 4GB x2 would Xplane only be using 4 not 8GB of VRAM? on max everything except one back on AA setting on one 1080p monitor I can get low 20s-30s as altitude increases with zoom 19 on ortho and a couple of add ons etc. and FULL everything in settings I can get approx 17FPS with this happening I would have thought the card must be using the full 8GB to achieve this?
commented by (570 points)
In the device manager, how many gpu do you see?... if you see 2 GPUs I guess they are Crossfired. Since X-Plane uses only one GPU it uses 4 GB... I only guess..