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X-Plane 10 Benchmarked

Serious. After Microsoft more or less abandoned the flight simulator market following the release of their Flight Simulator X, Laminar Research has the only viable and constantly updated alternative with their X-Plane Flight Simulator. Our review will focus on the hardware requirements and show which notebooks and desktops handle the simulator smoothly.

Benchmark

For the original German article, see here.

For this review we'll use the integrated benchmark functionality in X-Plane 10, which can be started via the parameter --fps_test. For the most basic functionality, the user simply inputs the numbers from 1 to 4 to specify the quality settings from low to ultra-high. In addition, we'll also specify the resolution (1024x768, 1366x768, and 1920x1080) and the color depth (32-bit). We decided to use the time demo test_flight_c4 as our sequence, which is included in the 64-bit web demo version 10.25 as used for this review.

Update: We received a mail from an X-Plane developer that test 4 is not intended for benchmarking: 

However, test 4 is _not_ an actual test of the product - it is a specialized "CPU-only" test that was put in so that driver developers could look at changes in performance between driver versions.  The test intentionally ignores the GPU to "focus" on CPU driver time.  (Similarly test 5 is a GPU only test to focus on shader compilation.

Here are the 4 commands to execute the benchmark:

 

X-Plane.exe --fps_test=1 --load_smo=Output/replays/test_flight_c4.fdr --pref:_is_full_ALL=1 --pref:_x_res_full_ALL=1024 --pref:_y_res_full_ALL=768 --pref:_bpp_full_ALL=32
X-Plane.exe --fps_test=2 --load_smo=Output/replays/test_flight_c4.fdr --pref:_is_full_ALL=1 --pref:_x_res_full_ALL=1366 --pref:_y_res_full_ALL=768 --pref:_bpp_full_ALL=32
X-Plane.exe --fps_test=3 --load_smo=Output/replays/test_flight_c4.fdr --pref:_is_full_ALL=1 --pref:_x_res_full_ALL=1366 --pref:_y_res_full_ALL=768 --pref:_bpp_full_ALL=32
X-Plane.exe --fps_test=4 --load_smo=Output/replays/test_flight_c4.fdr --pref:_is_full_ALL=1 --pref:_x_res_full_ALL=1920 --pref:_y_res_full_ALL=1080 --pref:_bpp_full_ALL=32
1024x768 fps_test=1 ... low
1024x768 fps_test=1 ... low
1366x768 fps_test=2 ... medium
1366x768 fps_test=2 ... medium
1366x768 fps_test=3 ... high
1366x768 fps_test=3 ... high
1920x1080 fps_test=4 ... ultra
1920x1080 fps_test=4 ... ultra
1024x768 fps_test=1 ... low
1024x768 fps_test=1 ... low
1366x768 fps_test=2 ... medium
1366x768 fps_test=2 ... medium
1366x768 fps_test=3 ... high
1366x768 fps_test=3 ... high
1920x1080 fps_test=4 ... ultra
1920x1080 fps_test=4 ... ultra

Results

The screenshots depicting the various settings show that even the lowest preset is not necessarily the lowest setting since "texture resolution" and "world detail distance" are still set to high and very high, respectively. Though these settings are comparatively high, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU is already a workable solution.

The next setting reveals far more graphical details than the first. Medium details (fps_test=2) require at least a middle-class graphics card like a GeForce GT 640M to ensure smooth operation. Even so, we advise users to scale back some settings for improved frame rates. Some slower cards like the GT 720M proved to be an acceptable alternative at times with decently high frame rates. It appears that the X-Plane benchmark can really take advantage of the high clock speeds that the dual-core Haswell CPUs offer.

The next higher setting (fps_test=3) requires a high-end graphics card like the desktop GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M to ensure stutter-free performance. Additionally, a high-end CPU is also required.

Update: Our ultra settings are not suitable for benchmarking, see quote above.

The highest setting is most likely reserved for top-of-the-line desktop graphics cards like the Radeon R9 290X or the Nvidia GeForce 780 Ti in combination with a fast CPU. In the benchmarks we conducted, none of the test systems reached frame rates above 25 fps, although the Schenker W503 with GTX 780M and Core i7-4700MQ came quite close.

Of utmost importance is a powerful CPU. The GTX 780M paired with a Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, for example, posted the highest test scores and beat out a GTX 680 desktop GPU with a Core i7-2600K CPU at the highest settings. A detailed analysis of how the processor can impact performance is shown below.

X-Plane 10.25
    1920x1080 ultra (fps_test=4) test_flight_c4     1366x768 high (fps_test=3) test_flight_c4     1366x768 med (fps_test=2) test_flight_c4     1024x768 low (fps_test=1) test_flight_c4
GeForce GTX 780M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
22.1 (0min) fps ∼81%
27.1 (0min) fps ∼83%
50.8 (0min) fps ∼87%
101.9 (0min) fps ∼85%
GeForce GTX 765M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
14.9 (0min) fps ∼55%
26.1 (0min) fps ∼80%
50.6 (0min) fps ∼86%
104.3 (0min) fps ∼87%
GeForce GTX 680, 2600K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
Desktop GTX 680, Intel Core i7-2600K
20.1 (0min) fps ∼74%
24.1 (0min) fps ∼74%
43.1 (0min) fps ∼73%
95 (0min) fps ∼79%
GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
9.9 (0min) fps ∼36%
16.7 (0min) fps ∼51%
41.9 (0min) fps ∼71%
89.1 (0min) fps ∼74%
Radeon HD 6870, FX-8350, Samsung SSD 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/EU
Desktop Asus M5A97 Evo Desktop
14.3 (0min) fps ∼52%
18.4 (0min) fps ∼56%
35.7 (0min) fps ∼61%
69 (0min) fps ∼58%
GeForce GT 720M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
MSI CX61-i572M
12.3 (0min) fps ∼38%
33.9 (0min) fps ∼58%
80.2 (0min) fps ∼67%
GeForce GT 640M, 2637M, Lite-On LMT-256M3M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
6.4 (0min) fps ∼23%
13.1 (0min) fps ∼40%
27.6 (0min) fps ∼47%
65 (0min) fps ∼54%
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ, Intel SSD 525 Series SSDMCEAC180B3
Schenker S413
11.1 (0min) fps ∼41%
13.5 (0min) fps ∼41%
29.8 (0min) fps ∼51%
62 (0min) fps ∼52%
HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
9.4 (0min) fps ∼34%
12.1 (0min) fps ∼37%
28.8 (0min) fps ∼49%
51.2 (0min) fps ∼43%
Radeon HD 7660G, A10-4600M, Samsung SSD 830 Series MZ-7PC0128D/EU
AMD Pumori Platform A10-4600M
5.8 (0min) fps ∼21%
8.7 (0min) fps ∼27%
19.2 (0min) fps ∼33%
42.8 (0min) fps ∼36%
HD Graphics 4000, 3720QM
Asus N56VM
4.4 (0min) fps ∼16%
6.6 (0min) fps ∼20%
14.6 (0min) fps ∼25%
37.7 (0min) fps ∼31%
Radeon HD 8400, A6-5200, Samsung SSD 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/EU
ASRock IMB-A180-H Mini-ITX AMD Kit
3.4 (0min) fps ∼12%
4.9 (0min) fps ∼15%
10.9 (0min) fps ∼19%
21.4 (0min) fps ∼18%
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low
1024x768
low (fps_test=1) test_flight_c4
med.
1366x768
med (fps_test=2) test_flight_c4
high
1366x768
high (fps_test=3) test_flight_c4
ultra
1920x1080
ultra (fps_test=4) test_flight_c4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
120
58.7
32.6
27.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
108.9
52
28.5
22.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
105.4
54.3
28.5
16.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
104.3
50.6
26.1
14.9
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
104.2
54.6
29.8
21.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
104.1
48.8
25.8
17.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
101.9
50.8
27.1
22.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
100.4
49
25.2n2
19.65n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
97.85n2
50.95n2
26.65n2
20.05n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
94.75n2
46.75n2
26.9n3
17.2n3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
89.1
41.9
16.7
9.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
84.9
41.1
18.3
14.2
AMD Radeon R9 M390
84
52.5
24.7
19.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
83.1
39
21.3
13.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
82.5
38.9
22.3
13.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
82.2
39.2
21.5
17.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
82.2
38.4
18.7
10
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
81.8
46.6
24.5
24.5
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
81.7
46.3
23.7
17.2
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NVIDIA GeForce 940M
80.5
41.6
21.6
11.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
80.2
33.9
12.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
79.9n5
40.2n5
24.3n6
14.9n6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
79.7
38.1
19.8
10.5
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
76.4n2
36.8n2
18.3n2
10.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
73.4
33.9
12.9
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
72
42.2
21.8
20.6
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
71.7
41.4
22
16.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
71.1
33.7
16.7
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
68.2
29.2
12
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
67.9
38.8
20.2
14.7
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
66.8
30.5
14.7
9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
65.9
44.7
20.1
18.75n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
65
27.6
13.1
6.4
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
62
29.8
13.5
11.1
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
61.65n2
31.85n2
13.55n2
11.7
AMD Radeon R7 M270
59.6
31.5
13.4
5.1
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
56.4
27.2
13.5
11.7
AMD Radeon R5 M255
56.1
34.3
14.6
12.2
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
54.6
27.4
14.1
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lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R7 M260
54
30.7
13.5
11.8
AMD Radeon R7 M265
53.6n2
26.3n2
11.25n2
4.2
AMD Radeon R5 M230
53.3n2
27.25n2
10.6n2
9.1n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
51.85n2
31.95n2
14.8n2
18.2
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
51.2
24.8
Intel UHD Graphics 620
49.3
19.8
10.1
8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
46.6
15.5
6.9
4.5
Intel HD Graphics 4600
43.35n2
24.9n2
10.1n2
9.4
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
43.1
25.4
11.3
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
42.8
19.2
8.7
5.8
Intel HD Graphics 4000
41.85n2
16.35n2
7n2
4.55n2
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
41.1
21.8
10.3
8.5
Intel HD Graphics 6000
40
13
6.9
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
39.3n2
19.05n2
8.7
6.5
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
38.6
17.5
7.5
5.4
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
36.7
15.5
Intel HD Graphics 5500
33.5n2
13.4n2
5.9n2
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
31.7
17.7
9.6
Intel Iris Graphics 550
30.3
22.7
19.1
Intel HD Graphics 4400
30.2
18.4
8.8
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AMD Radeon HD 8610G
29
14.3
5.7
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
28.4
11.8
5.1
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
27.4
16.7
6.3
2.7
Intel HD Graphics 5300
26.7
10.7
3.9
3.4
Intel HD Graphics 4200
26.2
13.9
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
23.6
13.2
5.9
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
22.1
13
AMD Radeon HD 8400
21.4
10.9
4.9
3.4
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
21.3
11.1
4.8
4.3
AMD Radeon R5 M240
21.2
12.9
6.4
Intel HD Graphics 3000
18.05n2
9.65n2
4.85n2
3.4n2
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
17.8
10.7
5.1
AMD Radeon HD 8330
17.7
9
AMD Radeon HD 8280
15.8
7.8
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
15
7.6
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
12.8
6
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
11.8
6.9
3.4
2.5
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
11.8
AMD Radeon HD 8210
11.2
5.5
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
AMD Radeon RX 6800S
AMD Radeon R9 M395
Intel HD Graphics P630
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
AMD Radeon RX 540X
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
Intel HD Graphics 500
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
Intel HD Graphics 5600
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon HD 6290
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
Intel HD Graphics 515
AMD Radeon R9 M380
AMD Radeon R5 M420
Silicon Motion SM502
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
Intel Arc A770M
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
AMD Radeon Pro 460
VIA Chrome9 HC
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
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AMD Radeon RX 6650M XT
AMD Radeon 660M
ATI Radeon HD 4270
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
Intel UHD Graphics 605
AMD Radeon HD 8180
Intel HD Graphics 615
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon 520
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
AMD Radeon 530
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
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Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
AMD Radeon R7 M370
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
AMD Radeon 620
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs (Rocket Lake)
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AMD Radeon HD 7690M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Intel HD Graphics P530
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
ATI Radeon HD 4225
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
Qualcomm Adreno 630
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
AMD Radeon Pro 560
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon R7 M460
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
Intel UHD Graphics 600
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen)
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
VIA Castle Rock
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AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
ATI Radeon HD 4250
AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon Pro 455
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
AMD Radeon R5 M320
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
AMD Radeon RX 6650M
ATI Radeon HD 4200
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
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AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
AMD Radeon HD 6310
Intel UHD Graphics 615
NVIDIA ION 2
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
AMD Radeon R7 M445
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
AMD Radeon RX 6500M
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
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NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
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AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Apple M1 Max 32-Core GPU
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
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AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
AMD Radeon 540X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
ATI Radeon HD 3200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
AMD Radeon 630
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
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SIS Mirage 2 M760
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
unknown
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel HD Graphics 2000
AMD Radeon HD 7310
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Intel Arc A730M
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AMD Radeon HD 7850M
VIA Chrome9HD
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon RX 6700S
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
Intel HD Graphics 2500
AMD Radeon R9 M275
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
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AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon Pro 450
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
AMD Radeon R7 M440
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
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AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon 610
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Qualcomm Adreno 685
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
Intel HD Graphics 610
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
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AMD Radeon 680M
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
AMD Radeon R9 M470
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Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
AMD Radeon R7 M465
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
SIS Mirage M661FX
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
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NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
Apple M1 Pro 14-Core GPU
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
AMD Radeon R7 M380
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Apple M1 Pro 16-Core GPU
AMD Radeon HD 6320
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
Intel Arc A550M
Intel Iris Graphics 540
AMD Radeon HD 8250
Intel UHD Graphics 610
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
PosModel< PrevNext >X-Plane 10.25
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AMD Radeon HD 7370M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
Apple M1 Max 24-Core GPU
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce MX570
Intel HD Graphics 630
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
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AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
Intel Arc A370M
Intel Arc A350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
Intel UHD Graphics P630
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
AMD Radeon R9 M375
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
AMD Radeon R5 M330
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Qualcomm Adreno 680
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Intel HD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce MX550
AMD Radeon RX 540
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
AMD Radeon R7 M360
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
AMD Radeon HD 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
AMD Radeon RX 640
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon R5 M315
ATI Mobility 128 M3
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
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Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon RX 6600S
ATI Radeon HD 4100
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NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
Apple M2 10-Core GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Intel HD Graphics 510
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
AMD Radeon 625
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon HD 8240
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX 6300M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 7340
Intel HD Graphics 505
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Processor Performance

As far as the impact of the CPU performance is concerned, our tests clearly indicate that the demanding simulations of the X-Plane 10 flight simulator benefit from a powerful processor. Stepping up from the inexpensive Trinity A4-5300 dual-core (1 module) to the Intel Core i7-2600K doubles the performance. AMD's high-end FX-8350 can't take advantage of its 8 cores, since performance doesn't increase significantly after 3 of the 8 cores are active. The result: the older Sandy Bridge Core i7-2600K with only 4 cores but better performance per MHz pulls ahead of AMD's flagship.

Benchmarks with NVidia GTX 680 and different CPUs (CPU dependency)
Benchmarks with NVidia GTX 680 and different CPUs (CPU dependency)
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Klaus Hinum, 2014-02-15 (Update: 2016-10-10)