PC gamers should have a look at these Microsoft Flight Simulator system requirements before purchasing the upcoming title.
The hype is well and truly building for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator after a whole bunch of information on the upcoming title was released.
However, if you are a PC gamer who is considering purchasing the upcoming Flight Simulator by Microsoft, you’ll need to know the system requirements that the game needs to run.
Flight Simulator: Minimum specifications…
If you want to run Flight Simulator on the most minimum, basic specifications, you’ll need at least an AMD Rysen 3 1200 Intel i5-4460 CPU, although we note that individual setups may be able to handle the title at lower performance settings.
Regarding GPU’s, Windows Central recommend a Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia GTX 700, with 2 GB VRAM, 8 GB RAM and 150 GB Storage.
Flight Simulator: Recommended specifications…
If you want to run Flight Simulator on the recommended specifications for an optimal experience on PC, you’ll need at least a Ryzen 5 1500X or an Intel i5-8400 CPU.
A Radeon RX 590 or Nvidia GTX 970 GPU is recommended, with 4 GB VRAM, 16 GB RAM and 150 GB Storage.
Flight Simulator: Ideal specifications…
If you want to run Flight Simulator on the performance-focused specifications, you’ll need at least an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X or an Intel i7-9800X CPU.
According to Windows Central, a Radeon VII or Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU is needed, with 8 GB VRAM, 32 GB RAM and 150 GB Storage (with additional hard drive).
Flight Simulator: Internet requirements…
Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, Flight Simulator also requires a better-than-average internet speed (in most cases).
According to Windows Central, a 5 Mbps internet speed is the minimum requirement, with 20 Mbps being recommended and 50 Mbps being the ideal.
However, the bandwidth requirements aren’t crazy and let’s be honest, if you are working on a good enough PC to be running Flight Simulator at the optimal levels, you’ll most likely have a decent internet connection.