This is a test of X-Plane, a realistic multi-platform flight simulator designed for personal computers. This is commercial closed-source software and relies upon the Steam version.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark xplane11.

Project Site


Test Created

16 January 2018

Last Updated

10 April 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

1 Minute, 21 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 38 Seconds

Test Dependencies



30k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsX-Plane Popularity Statisticspts/xplane112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.032021.052021.072021.092021.112022.012022.032022.052022.072022.096001200180024003000
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 24 September 2022.
1920 x 108038.2%2560 x 144030.5%3840 x 216031.3%Resolution Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
Very High CPU13.5%Very High26.6%Medium17.7%Low18.3%High10.3%Very High GPU13.5%Quality Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
OpenGL37.5%Vulkan62.5%Renderer Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/xplane11-1.1.2   [View Source]   Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:03:26 GMT
Add per-frame reporting.

pts/xplane11-1.1.1   [View Source]   Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:20:49 GMT
Set TimesToRun = 3

pts/xplane11-1.1.0   [View Source]   Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:05:55 GMT
Add Vulkan option for X-Plane 11.50 on Steam.

pts/xplane11-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:10:11 GMT
Windows support.

pts/xplane11-1.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:11:54 GMT
Initial commit of X-Plane 11 on Steam

Suites Using This Test


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

X-Plane 11

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Quality: Very High - Renderer: Vulkan

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 72 public results since 10 April 2020 with the latest data as of 12 May 2022.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after OpenBenchmarking.org has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Quality: Very High - Renderer: Vulkan72 Results Range From 57 To 119 Frames Per Second576369758187939910511111712312948121620

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (X-Plane 11 - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Quality: Very High - Renderer: Vulkan) has an average run-time of 10 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Quality: Very High - Renderer: VulkanRun-Time612182430Min: 6 / Avg: 9.67 / Max: 29

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Quality: Very High - Renderer: VulkanDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.97 / Max: 6

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)