Microsoft has released the official hardware list needed in order to run its upcoming Flight Simulator 2020. The list specifically comprises the minimum, recommended, and ideal hardware specifications needed to run the game.
Surprisingly, Microsoft has been kind enough to divide the specs sheet into sub-categories. Depending on whether you have a machine running purely on AMD components or one with an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU.
On that note, Flight Simulator doesn’t appear to be very demanding; the game’s minimum specs require either a Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i5-4460, a Radeon RX 570 or GeForce GTX 770, 8GB RAM, and an internet speed of at least 5Mbps.
Moving up the ladder, the recommended specs does ask for slightly beefier hardware; you’ll need Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i5-8400, either a Radeon RX 590 or GeForce GTX 970, 16GB RAM, and 20Mbps connection.
Of course, if you’re looking to run the game at full whack, however, you’ll need a Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X or Intel Core i7-9800X, between a Radeon VII or GeForce RTX 2080, 32GB RAM, and a steady internet speed of 50Mbps.
At the time of writing, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator still hasn’t received a specific release date, but the company has said that it will be available sometime this year.
(Source: Microsoft Flight Simulator // Image: CNN)