Microsoft Flight Simulator System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz / AMD Ryzen R3 1200
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 150 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • 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
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD: 150 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Microsoft Flight Simulator Requirements
To run Microsoft Flight Simulator on high graphics settings your PC will require at least a 4GB GeForce GTX 970 4GB / Radeon RX 590 8GB with a Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz or Ryzen R5 1500X CPU. 16 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. Your GPU is expected to be able to deliver DirectX 11.00. We suggest a 4 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
79 FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.14
How well optimised is Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC? 5.9
5.9
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Microsoft Flight Simulator System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Ultra
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
2GB
4GB
8GB
RAM
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
OS
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX
11
11
11
HDD Space
150 GB
150 GB
150 GB

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Release Date:

18 Aug 2020

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 3080

51.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

50.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB

49.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3070

48 FPS

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

47.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3060

44.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

36.2 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 3080

36.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 3070

33.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB

28.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

27.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

26.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

24.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3060

22.4 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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ryzen 3 3100 4-core


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24gb above 40fps medium settings

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Can

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Hello. Can i run MIcrosoft Flight Simulator at High Settings and get around 45, even maybe 50 fps? Laptop specs:


CPU: AMD Ryzen 5-5600H 6-core 3.3Ghz. GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 4Gb ram. Memory Ram: 16Gb (Might do a future ram upgrade to 32Gb). Resolution: FHD 1920x1080.


Thank you for your time.

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17:28 Jan-31-2022

Most definitely, in fact, 1060 is good enough for medium to high.

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Can I Run like between medium and low on 60 fps?

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04:19 Oct-29-2021

you can run it at medium 20-40 fps

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Can I Get 60 FPS ? if not, i need to get better one

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Maybe at 30k ft height, but You'll experience FPS drops at busy airports, flying low to the ground and above large cities with many landmarks.

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I don't think you can play 30fps on high settings because your GPU is not good enough. The rtx 3050 is worse than a gtx 1660ti and that can't get 30fps on high settings.

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