Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Graphical Settings Comparisons - Near Land/Take-Off

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Graphical Settings Comparisons - Near Land/Take-Off

Even when using Flight Simulator's low-end settings, the game can look great, showcasing realistic interpretations of the world that are a lot more accurate than older Flight Simulators. 

With Low-End settings, pop-in will be very noticeable when flying close to the ground, and the detail of many locations will not stand up to close scrutiny, but that is often the case with the low presets within modern PC games. Cranking things up to Medium grants players a much more satisfying experience, extending draw distances further while increasing overall simulation detail.    

 


(Low-End VS Medium)
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At High-End settings, draw distances are extended further towards the horizon, reducing noticeable pop-in further while increasing the level of detail on the ground, adding more trees and minor details to the buildings and roads below. 

Cityscapes like New York and London look great at High-End settings but know that these settings will hammer your processor, regardless of if you use AMD Ryzen or Intel products. We will explain this further later in this report. 


(Medium VS High-End)
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At Ultra settings, draw distances are extended even further, drawing out almost as far as can be seen with any clarity. No game has ever offered such a detailed presentation of the world, as such detail can be seen in practically any city on earth. 

There is something magical about being able to travel to any town and see a recognisable representation of it in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Practically every gamer on earth will be able to experience an "I can see my house from here" moment within Microsoft Flight Sim. 


(High-End VS Ultra)
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Most Recent Comments

24-08-2020, 12:08:01

Greenback
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

TalllPaul
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

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

They are eerily cool.Quote

27-08-2020, 08:08:40

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

27-08-2020, 08:26:02

AlienALX
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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