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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015 is the rumoured title for the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator title from Dovetail games. MS Flight Simulator 2015 is still in the conceptual stage, but Dovetail has license the flight simulator tech from Microsoft in order to deliver the next generation of flight sim.
Low vs Ultra Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015 Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a Radeon RX 480 8GB get @ 1080p?

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015

Radeon RX 480 8GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 480 8GB Performance Review

Getting the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015 running while using a Radeon RX 480 8GB can see it could return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

And so following those results you could of course play this at 1080p, but this GPU is somewhat wasted at that resolution. We would suggest running Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015 at 4K Ultra instead, where the Radeon RX 480 8GB would still get 165 FPS at these performance hungry settings and resolution. When considering the GPUs release price, this comes in at $1.39 per Ultra 4K FPS or $0.83 at 1440p Ultra.

This is a powerful graphics card for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015 and we can certainly recommend it to deliver 4K screen res at ultra settings. Get a system with at least 4GB of RAM though. The PC’s processor would also want to be around the Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz’s performance to get a smooth experience.

In summary, the Radeon RX 480 8GB is clearly an overpowered bit of hardware for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015, but it certainly gives you the choice of desired in game visuals. With 1080p Ultra coming in at 200+ FPS, then you have 1440p Ultra with 200+ frames per second and on up to 4K resolution Ultra will see 165 FPS.

Radeon RX 480 8GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015

Graphics Card price at launch:

AMD R-400 Series Low Vs Ultra for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2015
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Radeon RX 470 4GB -
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