I grabbed the newly released X-Plane 11.02 Beta 1 update and was impressed by the performance improvements that it provided for my very old struggling setup. My computer consists of the following:
|CPU||Intel i7 920 OC 2.86Mhz (Circa 2009)|
|GPU||nVidia 760GTX 4GB VRAM|
It goes without saying how under powered the CPU is by today's comparison of what is available.
Previous X-Plane 11 betas ran very slowly. I had to lower rendering settings to get any sort of reasonable flight from them. With the most recent release I am able to fly with the default "out of the box" rendering settings and get 15 to 20fps. I understand that 15 to 20fps is not good. Not at all. Honestly though I am impressed with how the program has been tuned to get it to that level with aging hardware.
If you have a chance I recommend testing out this new beta thread.