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Microsoft Flight Simulator - What you will need to know

Requirements check for Microsoft Flight Simulator - full specifications. Can I run it? Can I have a smooth game experience with my current PC gaming setup? we'll cover that in the following paragraphs.


We got you covered - after you've read the system requirements below, you will know if your gaming PC will be able to run or not the game.


What we will cover in our guide


So, you're interested in Microsoft Flight Simulator. On this page we will we covering all the information we have on it - from gaming minimum requirements to recommended requirements for a smooth gaming experience, videos and comments for the game.

Will Microsoft Flight Simulator run on an Intel or AMD CPU? Do I need an NVIDIA GTX gpu to run it or a Radeon? Is the game Ryzen compatible?

What is Microsoft Flight Simulator ?


Microsoft Flight Simulator - System requirements - Game cover
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Microsoft Flight Simulator is a video game developed by Asobo Studio, published by Xbox Game Studios, released on 18 - 08 - 2020 It falls under the following genre categories : Simulation


Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator ?


If you were wondering "Can I run Microsoft Flight Simulator on my PC?", we will help you to get the answer.

Further on, we will explain what are the minimum and recommended PC gaming system requirements ( otherwise known as sys req ) for Microsoft Flight Simulator

In order to be able to run Microsoft Flight Simulator at a minimum standard for the game, you will need a CPU ranked better than Intel i5-4460 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200, more than 8 GB RAM, a GPU that is better ranked than NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570, 2 GB VRAM , while the PC system is running on Windows 10, 64-bit s .

If you really want to enjoy Microsoft Flight Simulator at a higher level of gameplay smoothness, your system must run at with a CPU at least as good as Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, more than 16 GB RAM, a GPU that performs better than NVIDIA GTX 970 | AMD Radeon RX 590, 4 GB VRAM , while the PC system is running on Windows 10, 64-bit, .

Check game system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator


In order to have a clearer view of what the game need in order to run, we created 2 simple lists which you can consult quickly to see if your PC gaming setup is good enough for the Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Minimum system specs

Firstly, these are the minimum set of gaming requirements for your PC that you need so you can run Microsoft Flight Simulator. Some of them are necessary for the game to run but a part of them are not that important. If you meet the necessary ones, those will do. You can see which are which in the table below. Just remember these are the minimum specs to run Microsoft Flight Simulator

Necessary PC requirements

CPU Intel i5-4460 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200
RAM 8 GB RAM
GPU NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570, 2 GB VRAM
DX Version 11
Operating system Windows 10, 64-bit s
Storage 150 GB available space

Optional requirements

Sound -
Optical Disk Drive -
Network connection 5 Mbps
Screen resolution -


Recommended PC specs for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The following requirements are what we recommend you need for your PC in order to play Microsoft Flight Simulator the best frame rate. Again, some of them are necessary for the game but a part of them are not that important. You can see which are which in the table below:

Necessary requirements


Optional

Sound -
Optical Disk Drive -
Network connection 20 Mbps
Screen resolution -


Microsoft Flight Simulator Information Card

Developer
Asobo Studio
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
Genres
Simulation
Release Date:
18 - 08 - 2020