Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

1080p Performance - A CPU-Limited Game

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

1080p Performance - A CPU-Limited Game

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a CPU-limited game, so much so that it is hard to differentiate graphics cards above AMD's RX Vega 56 during gameplay. They all offer similar gameplay and deliver night identical performance levels. AMD's RDNA graphics cards lead the pack, but this is by no means a victory for Radeon. Microsoft Flight Simulator is heavily CPU limited, making 1080p benchmarks almost pointless for high-end graphics cards. 

We decided not to test our Take-Off benchmark for our GPU tests, as it was more CPU limited than our higher altitude flight test and would make practically all of our graphics cards look the same performance-wise. 
  

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide  

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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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