Flight Simulator System Requirements – Can your PC Run it?

Flight Simulator System Requirements – Can your PC Run it?


To play Flight Simulator on your computer, your Desktop or Laptop must meet the minimum requirement for the game to run correctly.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 minimum requirement:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64 bit
  • Intel Core I5-4460/AMD Ryzen 3 or later
  • Storage: At least 150 GB of space
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Video RAM: 2000 MB
  • Video Card: Radeon RX570 or GE Force GTX 770 or the latest

Recommended requirement:

  • Microsoft Windows  10 64 bit
  • Intel Core I5-8400/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Storage: At least 150 GB of space
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • Video RAM: 4000 MB
  • Video card: Nvidia GTX 970/AMD Radeon RX590

Microsoft Flight Simulator X requirement:

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (Service Pack 2), you can also run it in Windows 10
  • Processor: 1 GHz minimum
  • Video Card 256 MB required
  • RAM required 512MB
  • Video RAM 256MB
  • Storage: 30 GB

X plane 11 Simulator requirement:

  • Windows 7, 8, and 10 64 bit version
  • Intel Core I3 or later
  • Graphics: Direct X 11
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM but 16 GB preferred
  • Storage: 20 GB minimum

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 might not work with Mac/Apple computers at the moment.

Suppose you would like the most effective performance and more detailed scenery in Flight Simulator 2020 we recommend getting a computer with the ideal specification. Ideal specifications are costlier because they will use more processing power. Newer computers should come with cooling fans to cool it down when playing high tasked games. Just make sure you don’t block the heat vent to prevent it from overheating.

System requirement check:

PC desktop

To find out if your desktop or laptop meets the minimum requirement to run Flight Simulator no matter which version, go to System Requirements Lab, and you may see a search bar, use the search bar to type the Microsoft game you wish to play. The program will check to see if your computer meets the requirement for Microsoft games.

If you see the result passed (green check mark), that means you meet the minimum requirement to play the game. If you see Red circle with a line inside that tell your desktop or laptop won’t run Microsoft games, and that they will recommend upgrading graphic cards or computer. Still, it sometimes works but while playing the game you may experience laggy graphic, error messages or perhaps freezing. If you see the question mark after checking computer requirement for Flight Simulator the game may work.

You do not need a very expensive/high-end computer to run the newest games. That is why there is a minimum requirement. Click here for gaming computers.

Flight Simulator version before window operating system release:

If the game version was released before the window operating system and you use the system requirement lab, you will see the question mark, but that doesn’t affect the minimum requirement to play the Flight Simulator game. I play Flight Simulator X, which was designed for windows vista and windows 8, but I have windows 10 64 bit, and it is running fine.

It is recommended to run systemrequirementslab.com before playing any Microsoft games, whether or not you’ve got the most recent computer version.

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