Updating Graphics Drivers for Vulkan/Metal
X-Plane 11.50 and later has specific hardware and driver requirements in order to run in Vulkan or Metal.
Vulkan is only supported on Windows 8 and later.
For Nvidia systems we require driver version 440.26 or newer, and a card that supports Vulkan 1.1 with at least 1Gb of VRAM.
For AMD systems we require AMD Adrenaline 19.12.3 or newer, and a card that supports Vulkan 1.1 with at least 1Gb of VRAM.
Intel systems aren’t currently supported because their driver lacks required functionality.
For Metal we require a Metal 2 capable graphics card with at least 1Gb of VRAM.
AMD or Intel GPUs are supported on macOS 10.13, 10.14, and 10.15.
Nvidia GPUs are supported on macOS 10.13 and 10.14.
BootCamp is not supported. You may be able to get Vulkan to run on third party drivers available here, but no official drivers or support is available.
For Nvidia systems we require driver version 440.26 or newer, and a card that supports Vulkan 1.1 with at least 1Gb of VRAM. The driver can be installed from the command line, although depending on the Ubuntu system the graphics driver PPA might be necessary.
If you don’t have the graphics driver PPA or if your system doesn’t know about the Nvidia 440 driver yet, run the following in your Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
To install the Nvidia 440 driver, run the following:
sudo apt install nvidia-440
After a reboot, you should have a Vulkan 1.1 capable driver. If you receive an error message about the Vulkan runtime missing, you can run the following in a terminal:
sudo apt install vulkan-utils
For AMD systems we have no guidance. The official AMD GPU drivers should work on Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04, which are also supported by the amdvlk driver. Instructions for both can be found online.
Intel systems aren’t currently supported because their driver lacks required functionality