Here Are The PC Specs You Need To Run Microsoft Flight Simulator

Flight sims enthusiasts, rejoice. Microsoft has shared the PC specs you need to run the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, due out later this year.

Simply called Microsoft Flight Simulator, this is a new entry since 2014’s re-release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Steam. The new edition utilises the power of the Azure cloud services, recreates all the major airports worldwide, and even includes the option to have AI planes flying based on real-time air traffic data.

If you’re wondering if you can have the game run on your PC, fret not, here are the minimum specs, and suffice to say, it’s rather low. Outside of a huge 150GB size, the game can run on a variety of PC setups.

Minimum Spec:

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

Recommended Spec:

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

Ideal Spec:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X, Intel i7-9800X
  • GPU: AMD Radeon VII, Nvidia RTX 2080
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 32GB
  • HDD: 150GB
  • Bandwidth: 50 Mbps

But as you can see, there are higher graphical options that would test the most powerful of PCs as well.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will be out later this year on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. Currently, limited number of players are alpha testing the game.

Source: Microsoft Flight Simulator

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