Upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator system requirements released

Here’s how beefy your PC needs to be to soar the skies in the upcoming game

Microsoft Flight Simulator

If you’ve ever had a knack for exploring the skies and relaxing while you soar around in your favorite places, you’ll be familiar with the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator. The game is scheduled for a release this year, however there still isn’t any official notice about when it is happening. The highly anticipated installment has been in alpha testing since last year. It is wisely highly anticipated due to a number of reasons: Not only does it stimulate the entire world, but it will feature real-time air traffic, as well as let you explore all 37k real world airports.

Now I know what you might be thinking, “my rig can’t even run GTA V on 4k how is it going to stimulate real-time traffic hurr durr”. Well worry not the requirements don’t really require a NASA computer. The minimum requirements, as well as the recommended requirements are fairly reasonable, despite the game seeming very power hungry. Ofcourse there is an ‘ideal’ settings tier which will scare your wallet if you take a glimpse of it, but I’ll show it to you anyways cause I’m evil. Note that the bandwith requirement tells you how you’ll be able to stream real-time traffic and and other things to your game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator minimum specs

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel i5-4460
GPU: Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 770
VRAM: 2GB
RAM: 8GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 5 Mbps


CPU: Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel i5-8400
GPU: Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia GTX 970
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 16GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 20 Mbps


Microsoft Flight Simulator ideal specs

CPU: Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X / Intel i7-9800X
GPU: Radeon VII / Nvidia RTX 2080
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 32GB
HDD: 150GB (SSD recommended)
Bandwidth: 50 Mbps

Thanks to pcgamer for these summarized requirements. Get more game news on our website!

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