Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

4K Performance - Is Flight Simulator the new Crysis?

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

4K Performance - Is Flight Simulator the new Crysis?

At 4K, it becomes clear that Microsoft Flight Simulator is designed for future graphics cards. Even our RTX 2080 Ti sits well below average framerates of 60 FPS, and it is worth noting that this is at High-End settings, not Ultra. For our GPU tests were uses High settings to showcase higher framerates in a less CPU-limited scenario, as this will be more representative of what PC players should expect on today's hardware. 

For higher performance levels within Microsoft Flight Simulator, PC gamers will need stronger CPU and graphics hardware. That said, future game updates could also enable stronger system performance, be it through a DirectX 12 update which reworks the game on the CPU side or other updates which could make certain workloads more efficient. 

With Microsoft planning to support Microsoft Flight Simulator for the next 10sh year, PC gamers should expect a lot of changes over time. Hopefully this means that this game will receive performance updates in the future, or PC hardware will evolve to better handle this game's simulation workloads. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide  

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Most Recent Comments

24-08-2020, 12:08:01

Because of how this plays a 40 fps is totally playable, and you can achieve that by turning AI air traffic off and lowering airport clutter (though this does take away some realism), I found the AI air traffic popping in the cause of most stutters.Quote

27-08-2020, 06:26:01

I was getting a really low FPS on high so tweaked a few things following a video and now I get between 40-60fps but the performance still isn't the best, maybe because I only have 8GB RAM.Quote

27-08-2020, 06:36:23

On a side topic, anyone found more strange obelisk type structures ?

They are eerily cool.Quote

27-08-2020, 08:08:40

Nice to see free liveries coming out already, and a more functional 320 being worked onQuote

27-08-2020, 08:26:02

Jay did a video about how to get 60 FPS. He got over 40 on a 2060 Super.

It's not like, his ideas, he just used all of the tips he found around the net. Still, it's all in one place I guess.

I want this, but I want to see how fast I can fly a SR71 from Phila to Heathrow, so I guess I will wait for those planes and then see.Quote

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