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I have an Imac 27", Intel Core I5,  2,80 GHZ,  1000 GB HDD, 8 GB  RAM DDR3.

Is it enough?

And 512 or 1024 Mb graphic menory.

Is ti enough?


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answered by (5.3k points)

Hi oscargran,

I am no expert on X-plane.

I am of the opinion your system may struggle.  Have a look at the recommended specifications at 

Before your decide on any upgrade, download the demo version which can be found at and try it.  The demo version has limitations and will only run for about 10 minutes from a fixed airport in the USA.

Hope this helps


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X-Plane 11 System Requirements:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:
CPU: Intel Core CPU (e.g. i3, i5, i7), 2 or more cores, 3.0 Ghz or faster, or AMD equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Video Card: a DirectX 11-capable video card from NVidia, AMD or Intel with at least 1 GB VRAM

Recommended Hardware Requirements:
CPU: Intel “Core” i5 6600K at 3.5 ghz or faster
Memory: 16-24 GB RAM or more
Video Card: a DirectX 12-capable video card from NVidia, AMD or Intel with at least 4 GB VRAM (GeForce GTX 1070 or better or similar from AMD)

Download the free X-Plane 11 demo here and try.
You can read more about system requirements for X-Plane 11 here.