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MS Flight Simulator in game trailer & release date August 18th!

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Are you hyped? Ideal specs (aka recommended specs as always when it comes to flight sims :) ):
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X, or Intel i7-9800X
  • GPU: Radeon VII, or Nvidia RTX 2080
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • HDD: 150 GB SSD
  • Internetspeed: 50 Mbps (6.3 MB/s)
I need a new rig and VR headset ASAP... Good bye summer holidays. My wife's gonna divorce me over this, but who cares. I'm happy to exchange her for virtual Boing 747 :)
 
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I would be more hyped if it had military planes/helos with that map. But that might have implications. Also 32GB of RAM :D
 
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I would be more hyped if it had military planes/helos with that map. But that might have implications. Also 32GB of RAM :D
You need 32 gigs in today's sims unfortunately. I have 16 gigs and struggle in DCS world & X Plane 11 (heavily moded) on certain maps in MP.
 
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30 fully modeled planes and 40 handcrafted airports for 109 bucks... That's insane value! 30 planes alone would cost around $1,000 in DCS world. Things are getting better and better. I didn't expect to get value from Microsoft to be honest.
 
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Absolutely breathtaking!
 
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30 fully modeled planes and 40 handcrafted airports for 109 bucks... That's insane value! 30 planes alone would cost around $1,000 in DCS world. Things are getting better and better. I didn't expect to get value from Microsoft to be honest.
Once you get DCS level planes for this you'll see the costs are similar. FSX planes are typically $40-120, which is around the same price as DCS.

But yes the included roster isn't bad. I'm sure they're 80% of the way there in terms of realism.
 
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Here are performance results from Digital Foundry's and Obsidian Ant tests (closed beta version of a game):

R9 3900X/2080TI -> 4K ultra = 47fps, 4K high =58fps, 4K medium = 68 fps, 4K low = 99 fps
i7 6700K/2080S -> 4K high 30 fps (over city), 1080p ultra = 42fps (city)/67fps (high altitude), 1080p high = 50 fps (city)/85 fps (high alt) 1080p medium = 100 fps (high alt), 1080p low = 110 fps (high alt)
i5 8400/RX 580 ->1080p high = 35fps, 1080p medium = 45 fps
i5 8400/GTX 1060 -> 1080p high = 43 fps, 1080p medium = 53 fps

This fps are approximation, but should give you an idea what kind of performance to expect. Most of the frame rates were captured at low altitudes over cities (most demanding), expect much better fps higher/less populated areas. As you can see AMD GPUs run like shit, but that's probably drivers issue at this stage of the game. FS 2020 is a power hogs there's no doubt about it. VR, especially supported HP Reverb G2, which resolution is 12% above 4K, will need 2080TI or equivalent to run it decently. I really hope upcoming RTX 3070 will be on pair with 2080TI:ohwell:.
 
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You can now pre-order the game on Steam.
 

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Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
As if anyone ever had a rewarding experience experience meeting minimum system requirements.
I've played plenty of games on or below min specs and have loved them.
 
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I'm curious about how a mid-range setup like my Ryzen 2600X/RX580 8GB/32GB ram would handle the game at 1080p and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
We don't all have high end systems, but perhaps this is the nearest:
i5 8400/RX 580 ->1080p high = 35fps, 1080p medium = 45 fps
 
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