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
8.13
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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It'll mainly depend on where you are and if you're flying an airliner aircraft or not, but you should be good at those settings with occasional dips below 30. Tuning some things down can definitely prevent that.

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Medium you probably will get around 30 fps. Anything more and I think it will drop below that.

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