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
Where does Microsoft Flight Simulator rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sim
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator
Please select a processor
Please select a graphics solution

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

Alternative Game Tags: microsoft flight sim 2020, msfs,mfs 2020,microsoftflightsimulator 2020,ms flight sim 2020
Xbox Xbox One
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

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
12
Offline
11:37 Aug-20-2020

is this game really well optimized?

0
Rep
4
Offline
07:14 Aug-19-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 720p?
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB 8GB
10% of 10 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
9
Offline
09:02 Aug-19-2020

I voted no because...You are both RAM and CPU limited. You will mostly be looking at low settings

1
Rep
2
Offline
12:15 Aug-20-2020

I voted no because...Flight simulator requires a heavy CPU and Memory to run smoothly. Your CPU and Memory are quite limited and unfortunately cannot push 60 even at medium settings. You can run at around 33 to 37fps on Low and with some tweaks it may run above 30 fps with decent quality.

0
Rep
3
Offline
06:57 Aug-19-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on medium at 720p?
Core i5-7400 3.0GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Zotac Mini 2GB 8GB
0% of 6 people think this can run

Can I run? 40 FPS would work too.

0
Rep
5
Offline
23:14 Aug-20-2020

That'll probably hit around 30 with dips to 20.

0
Rep
2
Offline
23:53 Aug-18-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1440p?
Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Super MSI Ventus OC 8GB 16GB
0% of 11 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
1
Offline
17:14 Aug-18-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Gaming OC 3X White 8GB 16GB
64% of 11 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
0
Offline
13:22 Aug-17-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on ultra at 1440p?
Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB 32GB
24% of 17 people think this can run

You think it's possible for Ultra settings, 60fps on 2K ?
Still wondering, haven't seen anyone running on an RTX 2080 Super.
Most of the videos are either with an RTX 2080ti or with a 2060 Super...

0
Rep
5
Offline
04:39 Aug-18-2020

You'll be hitting around 60 but mostly you'll be at least 8FPS under 60.

0
Rep
7
Offline
23:02 Aug-18-2020

I have 2080 super and I run it on second to the highest preset (1080p). I can tell you now that:


Flew around Manila, Philippines and my frames were 25-30FPS; the same goes for Tokyo, Japan.
Flying over sea or land above 30,000 ft and youll be getting 60FPS easily


I've yet to try and fly on a busier city like New York but I predict it'll be around 20 FPS give or take. Hope this helps

0
Rep
1
Offline
10:14 Aug-17-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Mobile 16GB
86% of 14 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
1
Offline
19:15 Aug-16-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
Core i7-7700 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super EVGA XC Gaming 8GB 64GB
59% of 17 people think this can run

Will my 2070super, i7-7700, and 64gb of ram run this game well at 1080p? I know my cpu does not have the recommended 6 cores, but it does have 8 threads and it is pretty fast.

0
Rep
5
Offline
03:21 Aug-17-2020

The sim isn't heavily CPU reliant and it's slightly under ideal, so you're good for high 60FPS 1080p. You might actually be able to boost that up to ultra.

1
Rep
1
Offline
06:49 Aug-21-2020

Thanks for the reply. The game does indeed run smoothly at 60fps at 1080p high settings. In fact, it defaulted me to high settings :)

1
Rep
1
Offline
15:01 Aug-15-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 30FPS on medium at 1080p?
Ryzen R5 1600 AF Radeon RX 570 Gigabyte Gaming 4GB 16GB
46% of 13 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
5
Offline
03:46 Aug-16-2020

I voted no because an RX 580 can’t hit over 30 FPS on medium on the ground. It increases in the air though. So an RX 570 being weaker would be suited for low settings. You can do medium, but it’ll be around 20FPS on the ground and 30 in the air. But I recommend low settings.

0
Rep
0
Offline
05:04 Aug-16-2020

RX 580 delivers about 48 Fps on medium settings. I think you get close or better than 30 Fps on a RX 570. People here have no idea how good it's optimized.

1
Rep
5
Offline
14:51 Aug-16-2020

Hopefully. When I saw Squirrels video with it, it couldn't hit over 40. And it seems better optimized on Nvidia hardware compared to AMD.

0
Rep
-3
Offline
17:28 Aug-09-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on ultra at 1440p?
Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9GHz Radeon RX 5700 XT Asus TUF Gaming X3 OC 8GB 32GB
32% of 19 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
5
Offline
03:48 Aug-16-2020

An RTX 2070S averages the sim at about 55FPS Ultra 1440p. So it’ll be close to 60FPS average, but not there.

0
Rep
1
Offline
06:23 Aug-08-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 30FPS on low at 1080p?
Ryzen 3 2200G Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse 4GB 8GB
94% of 17 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
1
Offline
13:18 Aug-06-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator?
Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Asus Dual 16GB
93% of 14 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
0
Offline
09:11 Aug-06-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX Titan X EVGA Hybrid 12GB Edition 32GB
85% of 13 people think this can run

Can I run ?
Overclocked to 3.9 GHZ (Factory turbo modus)

0
Rep
2
Offline
08:40 Aug-05-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Super Zotac X-Gaming 8GB 16GB
82% of 17 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
-1
Offline
16:59 Aug-04-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
Core i7-10700K 8-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super Palit GameRock Premium 8GB 16GB
82% of 17 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
0
Offline
10:23 Aug-03-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX Titan X EVGA Hybrid 12GB Edition 32GB
93% of 14 people think this can run

Can I run ?
Overclokced to 3.9 GHZ at this moment (Factory turbo modus)

0
Rep
2
Offline
01:41 Aug-03-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 16GB
55% of 11 people think this can run

Can I run? If not, what about medium settings 60 FPS at 1080p?

0
Rep
0
Offline
17:38 Aug-02-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 30FPS on medium at 1080p?
Core i7-7700HQ 4-Core 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050M 16GB
0% of 17 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
0
Offline
20:16 Aug-01-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
Ryzen R7 1700X GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB 32GB
31% of 13 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0
Rep
4
Offline
19:44 Jul-31-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
Ryzen 5 3500X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Super Zotac Gaming AMP 6GB 16GB
64% of 11 people think this can run

Can I run ?

0