Buying A New Computer For Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – First Post

I’ve been watching YouTube videos of Microsoft Flight Simulator and as a former student pilot, the simulation is awesome.

So I’m planning on getting a new computer to run it as the simulation requires all the power a user can afford.

So I’m starting my research.

Here is a thread from

Flight Simulator 2020 minimum specification:

By Spike2037 Created on August 13, 2020

I’m okay on everything by the graphics card. Recommended is GeForce GTX 770 and I have GeForce GTX 750 with 2 gig RAM. There is also some Intel graphics with 2 gig of what seems to be its own RAM.

Will it run at all? Will it run in an acceptable manner? I have an i7 2.2 gHz CPU with 16 gig RAM on an older Dell XPS laptop.

Answered by (Farscape)Replied on August 13, 2020:

it might not even start, the absolute minimum is gtx 770, and your gpu is the mobile version of gtx750 as its a laptop which has less power than the desktop equivalent.

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel i5-4460
GPU: Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 770
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 5 Mbps

at the specs above it will run but at the lowest settings.

recommended specs below are the best to run with

CPU: Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel i5-8400
GPU: Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia GTX 970
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 20 Mbps

Thanks for your feedback.

Obsessive Power
Xbox Ambassador
Replied on August 13, 2020

The Dell XPS range of laptops don’t have dedicated graphics processors as far as I’m aware of.

As stated by [Farscape], the minimum is a GTX 770. The graphics hardware in a Dell XPS range depending on its age, could be anything from Intel HD Graphics 520 (2015 model) to Intel Iris Plus (2020 model), neither of which are dedicated graphics hardware for modern games.

Without a dedicated graphics chip, Flight Simulator 2020 won’t run.

You can play Flight Simulator 2020 on a laptop, but it needs to be a laptop designed for gaming with dedicated graphics hardware from either NVIDIA or AMD.

One commentor says that he thought it was better to get a tower PC rather than a laptop.


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