Our Platinum PC meets or exceeds all of the recommended system requires for X-Plane 11. This is the successor to our extremely popular Titanium system which was based on Intel Skylake. Intel Coffee Lake processors, found in our Platinum System are Intel's newest technology and pack some new goodies like USB 3.1, USB Type-C, and DDR4 memory. This system flies and is capable of displaying X-Plane, MSFS X, or other games on four monitors. Whether you decide to use one monitor,three, or four, this system will get the job done.
Per the Steam VR (Virtual Reality) Readiness test, the Titanium 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 Coffee Lake processors (8600K and 8700K). These processors can go even higher that the previous generation with clock speeds hitting up to 4.8GHz. With the i5 8600K at 4.5GHz and the i7 8700K 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 90 degrees C to allow itself to cool down. 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.
Supports one, two, three, or four displays. With four, you can have wide forward view with three of the monitors, and use the fourth for your instruments. We have instructional videos on how to do all of this. Just let us know when you order and we'll send you the how-to videos.
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