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 2070, 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 (2080 and 2080Ti). 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 (9600K and 9700K). 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 and the i7 9700K at 5.0GHz, 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. If you opt for the i7, we move to a 240mm water cooler for even better cooling.
The system supports one to 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.
Got an email with a bunch of links to videos to set up and answer some questions on the day the machine was getting delivered. The only beef I have with the delivery was, FedEx left it at my door when a signature was required, no one home. Definitely not XForce's fault just wanted to get that out there. Beyond that, top-notch service from XForce.
Out of the box, it started up in 12 seconds and was ready to go; Alienware can't even come close. Was able to jump on to XP-11 immediately after startup, since that is what I mainly bought it for, and in minutes was set up to fly. I increased the settings in XP-11 on everything and got a frame hit which was expected. Put the graphics card in surround mode, because of the videos provided, and it rocks out. My best friend is mad because he bought an Alienware for a lot of money and I paid less than half for a better machine. I will tell everyone I know about your machines, except for the tech junkies that build their own machines; they won't hear it.