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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 system requirements revealed

Microsoft Flight Simulator

The system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 have been released, and revealed some very interesting differences across three different tiers of graphics and overall performance. Instead of the usual two strata for specs as with many other PC games, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 goes a step beyond and has an ‘ideal’ classification as well.

The incision of the higher tier of system requirements is pretty wild, and definitely on the top edge of most consumer-grade hardware. Having an RTX 2080 / Radeon VII and 32GB RAM in 2020 in your gaming machine would definitely be towards the higher-end. With all the new features and improved visuals in the game this year, it kind of makes sense though.

The game is also bringing in a very robust multiplayer mode that allows tons of players to engage in flight sim fun all on one server. The new version of the game can support dozens of players all at the same time by simply controlling rendering around each player to a certain threshold. The developers detailed some of this in a recent gameplay video for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. This, in particular, explains that te need for bandwidth requirements, as more complex graphics require more input from the server.

Check out the three breakdowns fo the system requirements for the new game down below.

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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

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