The base computer with this package will do a terrific job. We do offer some upgrades for customers that want to opt for a higher end video card or processor. They provide a small performance increase over the base unit.
Our RTX PC meets or exceeds all of the recommended system requires for X-Plane 11. This is the successor to our extremely popular Platinum system. The new RTX System is based around Nvidia's new 20-series GPUs. Most notably, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti. These new video cards support new technologies like GDDR6 memory, Ray Tracing, and DLSS. Ray tracing is an all-new way of handling light. It is much more advanced and lifelike way to produce amazing lighting effects. DLSS is a new way of handling Anti-Aliasing, which is twice as efficient as Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA). Anti-Aliasing helps to rid you game or simulator of jagged lines. Note: These new features are not available in all games.
The new RTX cards also have a special VirtualLink/USB-C port. This port will be used to power future VR headsets. In the past, VR headsets needed a separate POWER, DATA, and VIDEO connection. This new VirtualLink/USB-C will handle all three in one connector.
Per the Steam VR (Virtual Reality) Readiness test, the system is VR-Ready. So, if you decide to go for the Occulus Rift or HTC Vive VR Headset, you'll have all of the power you need.
Mass storage is typically the bottleneck in just about every system. So, how do we reduce this bottleneck? We do this by providing an SSD now as standard equipment. That means Windows will load in seconds, not minutes. Anything that is disk-intensive will be much faster as SSDs are so much faster than regular hard drives. Also, SSDs rarely fail. So, your data is safer on an SSD.
We now are offering Intel's new 9th-Gen Coffee Lake processors. These processors can go even higher that the previous generation with clock speeds hitting up to 5.0GHz. With the i5 9600K at 4.8GHz, we have to go with an after-market high-end cooler to maintain those speeds. Otherwise, thermal throttling occurs. In other words, the CPU will slow down when it hits 100 degrees C to allow itself to cool down. For the i5, we use a cooler that has four copper heat pipes that contact the CPU directly. Aluminum coolers just can't match the efficiency of copper. This allows for lower CPU temps and a quieter system, since the fans do not have to work as hard. And, the way we have the system designed, the heat from this cooler blows right out of the back of the case.
XForcePC, the PC system used by Austin, the developer of X-Plane.
Includes detailed instructions on implementing the triple display setup with X-Plane. Also comes with panel drivers and plugins pre-loaded. Normally ships within 72 hours
This product will only ship via ground.
The included PC meets or exceeds all of X-Plane 11's recommended system requirements. It also does a great job running Prepar3D and FSX!