8.42
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is the next generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.
Microsoft Flight Simulator System Requirements
14 Jul 2020 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win 7 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz / AMD Ryzen R3 1200
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • System Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 150 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win 10 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1500X
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • System Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 150 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Microsoft Flight Simulator Requirements
To run Microsoft Flight Simulator on high graphics settings your PC will require at least a 8GB GeForce RTX 2080 / Radeon VII 16GB with a Core i7-9800X 8-Core 3.8GHz or Ryzen 7 2700X CPU. 32 GB will also be needed to achieve the Microsoft Flight Simulator rec specs and get 60FPS. Microsoft Flight Simulator needs a graphics card thats at least as powerful as a GeForce GTX 770/Radeon RX 570 4GB paired with Ryzen R3 1200/Core i5-4460 3.2GHz CPU to match the min specs. This PC setup will deliver 25-35 Frame Per Second at Low graphics setting on 720p resolution. To be able to run at all you will need at least 8 GB system memory. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 11 or Microsoft Flight Simulator won’t run. We suggest a 2 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
79 FPS
High
Graphics Card
How well optimised is Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC? Microsoft Flight Simulator is well optimized
6.5
Where does Microsoft Flight Simulator rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sim, Realism
Microsoft Flight Simulator User Scores
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System Requirements Report for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Graphics Settings: Medium to High

GPU Performance: In summary, while looking at Low vs Ultra settings this Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB shou... [ Login for our full report ]

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Graphics [1920 x 1080]
RAM
16GB
9.9
This system has no obvious bottleneck for this game
Performance Report
Processor
Intel
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
AMD
Ryzen R3 1200
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 770
AMD
Radeon RX 570 4GB
RAM
8GB
Processor
Intel
Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz
AMD
Ryzen R5 1500X
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 970 4GB
AMD
Radeon RX 590 8GB
RAM
16GB
Processor
Intel
Core i7-9800X 8-Core 3.8GHz
AMD
Ryzen 7 2700X
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce RTX 2080
AMD
Radeon VII 16GB
RAM
32GB
Max Playable Resolutions at 30 FPS
Graphics Setting Low Medium High Ultra
Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Projected FPS Analysis
Screen Resolution
CPU
8.3
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GFX
Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB [1920 x 1080]
9.5
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RAM
16GB
9.9
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
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High Setting
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Ultra Setting
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Ultra Requirements
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Average Frames Per Second
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Premium Only FPS
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Premium Only FPS

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Release Date:

18 Aug 2020

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2080

32.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

30.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

20.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060

20.8 FPS

Radeon R9 380

3.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

27.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

26.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

20.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060

19.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

23.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

21.2 FPS
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Graphics Card
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