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
8.12
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

Alternative Game Tags: microsoft flight sim 2020, msfs,mfs 2020,microsoftflightsimulator 2020,ms flight sim 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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14:20 Jul-31-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on ultra at 1440p?
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15:37 Jul-31-2020

I voted no because there's footage of the RTX 2060S running at 4K well under 60. Taking it down to 1440p won't make a big difference from 4K. You should expect about 45-50FPS average with that preset which is still pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz-I_9v-PMc

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17:58 Jul-30-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 30FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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15:26 Jul-31-2020

I voted yes because after a recent video test on a 1060, the average FPS is 43. Bringing it up to Ultra has about a 10FPS toll. So you'll just be hitting 30.

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07:33 Aug-01-2020

What video test are you talking about? Do you have a link?

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10:12 Jul-19-2020

Pre-ordered it; cannot wait to get flying!!


I hope this game gets Vulkan support too

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20:20 Jul-29-2020

Having tried the Alpha for a few days now, With my rig at 1080p I can run Ultra preset 40FPS average, the worse I have experienced is like 25-30FPS. Remember this is still Alpha so it could get worse/better.


Hope this can help some people

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14:54 Jul-13-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 30FPS on low at 1080p?
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Can I get 30-40 fps on low-medium tweaked settings with this setup and oh i got 16 gb of ram

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05:30 May-30-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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22:29 Jun-03-2020

I voted yes because...5700XT is close to being the ideal (4k) AMD card for this title. 2700X is the recommended ideal AMD processor, I believe, as is 32GB RAM.


I think this system ought to be looking at substantially better than 1080/60.

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04:39 Jun-05-2020

Thanks boss

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00:51 Apr-29-2020
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22:18 Feb-25-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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11:52 Feb-08-2020
Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 60FPS on high at 4k?
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13:00 Feb-08-2020

I voted no because...

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12:06 Feb-21-2020

...I can hardly run X-plane 11 on 60FPS Ultra at 1080p; how much more a prettier, newr flight simulator at 4K at that? plus you need good internet to stream all the scenery data from the microsoft servers.

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00:18 Mar-04-2020

XPlane is different. There’s no Vulkan support which is a disadvantage for only AMD cards. The game will get support for it soon. There is a chance a 5700 XT can hit 4k 60 as one of the devs has said the get 4k 45 with a GTX 1060.

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21:32 Apr-04-2020

Good news! They released a beta on steam for vulkan and metal support. Check it out if you can mate

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16:46 Jul-12-2020

Bumping this, but at 4K you should expect 45FPS Average on Ultra with those specs.

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