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What graphics card should I purchase for X-Plane11?

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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.

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Thunderbolt 2 is 20Gb/s so it's not very high speed. for my experience 1070ti/1080 max out thunderbolt 3 so i wouldn't go any higher than a gtx 960/970/1050. Looking the raccomended specs i don't think you will be able to run x-plane11 at max settings but i think you will be able to run it at medium settings with a good framerate using one of the mentioned card. I don't know about amd but the equivalent should do the work.

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