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I am buying a new computer to run Xplane 11 and am not sure how to know if an i7-8750H meets or exceeds your recommended CPU speed. Its rated speed is 2.2ghz but up to 4.1 turbo boost speed.

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Will it run? Absolutely. Will it be ideal? Ehhhh...

The big issue with using a mobile CPU for X-Plane is that no matter how high its turbo speed is, the CPU almost certainly won't be cooled well enough (just due to the fact that it's stuck in a small chassis with limited airflow) to maintain that turbo speed very long.

If you have to fly on a laptop, that's a fine CPU... but you're definitely better off on a desktop.