What graphics card should I purchase for X-Plane11?
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What graphics card should I purchase for X-Plane11?  


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Joined: 1 year ago

Hi guys, bit of a rookie to the whole EGPU scene. Currently I have:

- MacBook Pro 2015 13inch (3.1GHz Core i7 16GB RAM)
- Razer X Core 
- Apple TB3 to TB2 Adapter
-  TB2 Cable (Cable Matters)
- 23inch AOC External Monitor

I am wonder about what graphics card to get to run X-Plane11 with high graphic settings?
I have purgewrangler set up and ready to use with an AMD graphics card, but am also open to the idea of an Nvidia graphics card.

Any advice appreciated. I did not buy a Windows PC as I need a Mac for various other things and wanted an all-in-one laptop.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.


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Mine works well without eGPU. The graphic requirements are high in definition but not in fps.

Mac Mini 2012 and 2018 i7, Mac book Pro 2016 15" with TB, eGPU Galax/KFA2