Because X-Plane predicts the performance and handling of almost any aircraft, it is a great tool for pilots to keep up their currency in a simulator that flies like the real plane, for engineers to predict how a new airplane will fly, and for aviation enthusiasts to explore the world of aircraft flight dynamics. Welcome to the world of props, jets, single- and multi-engine airplanes, as well as gliders, helicopters and VTOLs. X-Plane contains subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, allowing users to predict the flight characteristics of the slowest aircraft or the fastest.
X-Plane 10 needs a Core i5-2320 3.0GHz or Phenom II X6 1090T processor coupled with a GeForce GTX 460 to run system requirements at recommended high graphics settings. This will return around 60FPS at 1080p screen res. System memory required for X-Plane 10 is 4 GB performance memory. Your PC needs 2 GB system memory as well for min. Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. X-Plane 10 needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 11. Recommended needs around a 9 year old PC to run.