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Microsoft Flight Simulator PC system requirements revealed

The PC system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been revealed, and you won't require a monster gaming rig to run it
Microsoft Flight Simulator PC system requirements revealed
Microsoft has revealed the PC system requirements for the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator, so potential players can find out if their gaming rig is up to the task, or if they need an upgrade.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator PC specs don't look too bad at all if you look at the minimum requirements. While most decent gaming rigs will be able to run the game, there probably aren't too many gamers out there who can meet the "ideal" specifications.

First up, a word of warning, when Microsoft Flight Simulator releases sometime this year, you will probably need to clear some HDD space, as the free space requirement is a whopping 150gb. Our apologies to HDDs and SSDs everywhere.

The ideal specs also require a 50Mbps internet connection, which might not be a big deal to some gamers, while those in developing countries could have a bit of an issue. Check out the minimum, recommended, and ideal PC system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator below.

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC system requirements

Minimum requirements:

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

Recommended requirements:

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

Ideal requirements:

  • 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

Those ideal PC system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator should make many PC gamers look at their gaming rig in disgust. However, most PC gamers will, at least, be able to play the game, assuming the minimum system requirements are for 1080p at 30fps gameplay.