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Hi, im buying a new pc and the pc im thinking of purchasing has a 'AMD Radeon HD 8570D' will this be enough to run x plane smoothly?
Thanks paul.

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From what I can tell, your graphics card would have 2GB of VRAM which is in the upper-middle range of graphics cards. It should run smoothly on medium-high settings and low HDR settings.
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Hi Paul,

But the Answer (my Opinion) is NO - it will not run X-Plane 10 well at all.

First Off - It's NOT a discreet Graphics Card - It's the integrated Graphics on an AMD APU Processor.   It's a Fine GPU for normal PC Activities (Internet - E-Mail - Word Processing, etc...), but not for X-Plane 10.   X-Plane 10 is very unforgiving to integrated (rather than discreet) Graphics.   

If you want a decent X-Plane 10 Machine, you're looking at an Intel 4th or 6th Generation Core i5 or i7 (HAswell or Skylake) couple with a Nvidia 770 or Higher discreet graphics.    Nvidia GTX 760 Card with 4GB VRAM would be my minimum recommendation for Graphics.

Good Luck !


Surfed up some info here for you:

Radeon HD 8570D

Radeon HD 8570D compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 8570D has poor performance. This is not altogether surprising, as it is an integrated GPU. If a robust graphical system is desired, a dedicated graphics card upgrade is a must, though you can get away with an integrated GPU for less intensive applications and games. The integrated GPU is over 2 years old, meaning it is based on aging technologies and will probably not have the level of driver support that you would find in a newer integrated GPU.
With an effective SPU count of 140, the AMD Radeon HD 8570D processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 65 Watts, however.