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Here are the official minimum and recommended hardware requirements. The first thing I would caution against is buying a computer with an integrated GPU. Discrete GPUs from AMD or Nvidia tend to be more powerful and can be upgraded separately later on.
Thank you, jroberts, I've provided additional detail, could you comment?
I would like to upgrade from X-Plane 10.5 to X-Plane 11; I tested my current computer, it was found to be lacking & in-order to purchase X-Plane 11, an upgraded computer is needed. May I ask, if X-Plane 11 is used primarily as a hard IFR (low ceiling, low visibility) trainer with minimal need for outside scenery, is a separate video card needed? This is the hardware that's being considered: HP Pavilion Desktop, Windows 10, Intel Core i7-7700 Processor, Quad-Core, 3.60GHz 8032; 12GB RAM; Integrated Graphics Coprocessor. Will this hardware be sufficient? Thank you.
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