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Your website it clearly states that the minimum requirements for the CPU is i3, i5 or i7 or the AMD equivalent at 3.0ghz however for the recommended requirements it only says i5 6600 K at 3.5ghz or better. Does that mean an equivalent AMD cpu such as the ryzen 5 2600x with 3.60ghz base freq. would not be able to run the simulator as well as the intel cpu?
I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from downunder.
AMD CPUs and GPUs will work adequately with X-Plane but it is well known by serious flight simmers that NVidia GPUs and Intel CPU processors give a better performance than AMD components. If and when Vulkan is introduced into X-Plane then AMD components may provide an improved performance.
To confirm my comments have a look at some of the videos produced by Michael Brown from XforcePC whereby he compares AMD components. Michael's business specialises in building PCs suitable for X-Plane and does not use AMD products. Laminar Research recognises Michael's business as the only business in the USA for the supply of PCs suitable for X-Plane.
The link you need to look at and in particular the videos where Michael compares AMD components is found at https://www.youtube.com/user/col2mab/videos
If you are planning to build a purpose built unit then go for non-AMD.
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