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I will be running X-Plane Professional on server hardware that is compatible with a PCIE-3.0 GPU accelerator. The GPU's are rather pricy though and I was wondering if there is any performance improvement by using one.  A new GPU can cost as much or more than the server.  If GPU's really help, what models work best?  Thank you for any advice.

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Not really know what you mean with "GPU Accelerator", as all modern card have hardware acceleration,but yes you of course need one to run this...

Take a look at the system requirements:

http://www.x-plane.com/desktop/system-requirements/

 

X-Plane 10 requires, at the minimum,

  • Dual Core, 2.5 GHz or faster
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • A video card with at least 1 GB of VRAM.

 

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Thanks for explaining the basics... I am talking about server hardware, like the following:  http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla-servers.html  or http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/server/s9300-x2# .  From what I can tell, there does not seem to be any benefit from this type of hardware unless it's built into the software.  

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Hi breinherz,

For questions regarding individual Pro set ups, I also recommend that you contact customer support directly (info@x-plane.com) if you haven't already.  X-Plane Pro can be a bit more advanced than what we usually handle around here and I want to make sure you get the best answers. ;)

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