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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Best PC Specs and Minimum Requirements

Discover the best settings and requirements needed to take to the skies like never before with Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2024. We run through the recommended system requirements as well as highlighting the best PCs for Flight Sim 2024.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 PC Specs and System Requirements

Prepare for takeoff in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, the newest entry in the groundbreaking franchise, revealed at the Xbox Showcase back in 2023 and set for release at some point this year.

In a quote at the 2023 FlightSimExpo, Jorg Neumann – the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator – and Sebastian Wloch, CEO of Asobo Studio said: “this brand-new simulator is designed to take advantage of the latest technologies in simulation, cloud, machine learning, graphics and gaming to create the most sophisticated, immersive and awe-inspiring flight simulator of all time.”

Set in a dynamic and immersive gaming environment, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 takes players on a journey across the world, opening up the skies and providing a huge range of ways to travel across it.

It’s designed to deliver a flight simulator experience like no other, combining realistic graphics, new engaging gameplay mechanics, and a massively enhanced world.

On top of this, the team have also taken on board user feedback about there ‘not being enough to do’ and have implemented a huge package of aviation professions for users to take part in, including:

  • Aerial firefighting
  • Search and rescue
  • Helicopter cargo transport
  • Air ambulance
  • Agricultural aviation
  • Mountain rescue
  • Skydive aviation
  • Aerial construction
  • Industrial cargo transport
  • Remote cargo ops
  • VIP charter service
  • Air racing
  • Glider pilot
  • Scientific research
  • Experimental flight
  • Low altitude training
  • Executive transport service
  • Airship tours
  • Hot air balloon trips


Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i5-4460 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570
Storage: 150 GB available space

Currently, there are no official PC requirements listed for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, but Microsoft did state that the minimum specs would likely be equal to the current minimum requirements for Flight Simulator 2020.

So by utilising these, it’s clear that the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 ensure that the game runs smoothly on a variety of PC configurations. Here's a breakdown of the essential components:

Operating System (OS): Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is compatible with Windows 10 or higher, providing the necessary stability and compatibility to run the game's features smoothly, guaranteeing a seamless gaming experience.

Processor: The minimum CPU requirements include the Intel Core i5-4460. This processor provides the necessary processing power to enjoy Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 without performance issues.

Memory (RAM): To ensure a smooth gaming experience, a minimum of 8 GB of RAM is required. This amount of memory allows the game to load assets efficiently and maintain responsive gameplay.

Graphics: The minimum GPU requirements include the NVidia GeForce GTX 770 or equivalent. These graphics cards enable the game to display visuals and textures at a basic level, delivering playable frame rates, especially when using lower graphics settings.

Storage: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 demands a large 150GB of storage space, reflecting the detailed environments and extensive gameplay that players will experience. Adequate storage ensures a smooth installation process and allows room for future updates and additional content.

In summary, these minimum requirements are designed to make Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 accessible to a wide range of gamers. Meeting these specifications will allow you to play the game, although you may need to adjust graphics settings for optimal performance on systems that are closer to the minimum requirements. 

For an enhanced visual and gaming experience, consider upgrading your hardware to meet or exceed the recommended system requirements.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

What PC do we recommend for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 at minimum settings?

If you're on the lookout for a higher-performance gaming PC that will elevate your gaming experiences to new heights with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, consider the Horizon Intel Core i3 RTX 3050 Gaming PC.

  • Windows 11 Home
  • Intel Core i3 12100 CPU
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory
  • 1TB Gen4 NVMe SSD
  • GeForce RTX 3050 8GB
  • 3 Year On Site Warranty

£774.95 inc VAT

CCL Code: HZN-I3-1660-GAME|
Part Number: HZN-I3-1660-GAME
|Manufacturer: HORIZON

This system is a great entry point to the world of PC gaming and simulation games like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 and is designed to provide an exceptional gaming experience for an accessible price. It combines modern components to deliver smooth gaming performance.

At its core, this gaming PC is driven by the Intel Core i3-12100F processor. With 4 cores and 8 threads, it powers through daily tasks with ease. Plus, with its decent clock speeds it guarantees smooth gaming performance and multitasking during your gaming sessions.

One of the standout features of this PC is its graphics card, the NVIDIA RTX 3050. This GPU may be a current entry-level standard but that doesn’t mean that it lacks power. With dedicated cores for ray tracing and high-speed G6 memory, it can deliver great visuals and an immersive gaming experience, albeit at some slightly lower graphical settings.

Moreover, the Horizon Intel Core i3 RTX 3050 Gaming PC comes with ample memory and storage. The substantial RAM allows you to run multiple applications and games simultaneously without any performance hiccups. Additionally, the inclusion of fast storage options, such as a lightning-fast SSD, ensures quick load times and system responsiveness, elevating your overall gaming experience to new heights.

In summary, the Horizon Intel Core i3 RTX 3050 Gaming PC is a great choice for gamers seeking a reliable entry-level system to enjoy Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024. With its capable Intel Core i3-12100F processor, NVIDIA RTX 3050 graphics card, generous memory, and efficient cooling, it offers an all-inclusive gaming package for a lower price point.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Helicopter

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 | AMD Radeon RX 590
Storage: 150 GB available space

Like the minimum specs, these are also a speculative estimation based on the current requirements for FS2020. But overall, the recommended system requirements for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 should ensure an optimal gaming experience with high-quality graphics and overall performance. Stay tuned for updates as the developers finalize these specifications.

What PC do we recommend for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 at high to epic settings?

If you're aiming for an extraordinary gaming experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 and have the budget to enjoy it in all its glory, we recommend the Chillblast Opal AMD Ryzen 7 RTX 4080 Super Gaming PC.

  • Windows 11 Home
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU
  • AIO Liquid Cooler
  • 32GB DDR5 Memory
  • 2TB Gen4 NVMe SSD
  • GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16GB

£2,629.99 inc VAT

CCL Code: CBS-R5-7900XT-STFDA|
Part Number: CBS-R5-7900XT-STFDA
|Manufacturer: Chillblast

At the core of this gaming powerhouse is the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X processor, celebrated for its exceptional multi-core performance and impressive clock speeds. This processor ensures seamless multitasking and provides the processing power needed for even the most demanding games, eliminating lag and delivering an ultra-smooth and responsive gaming experience.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Glider

Yet, what truly sets this PC apart is its graphics card—the NVIDIA RTX 4080 Super. The RTX 4080 Super is a recent pinnacle of graphics card technology, known for its remarkable rendering capabilities. It's custom-built to effortlessly handle ray tracing and high-resolution gaming, bringing you visuals that will leave you awestruck and an immersive gaming adventure that is second to none. Prepare to be enthralled by lifelike graphics and gameplay that blurs the line between virtual and reality.

Memory and storage are the cornerstones of an exceptional gaming experience, and this PC excels in both areas. With ample RAM, it guarantees the ability to run multiple applications and games simultaneously without a hint of slowdown. Moreover, the inclusion of high-speed storage options like SSDs ensures swift loading times, minimizing wait times and maximizing your time immersed in your aviation adventures.

Efficient cooling is essential for sustaining peak performance during extended gaming sessions, and the Chillblast Opal AMD Ryzen 7 RTX 4080 Super Gaming PC is meticulously designed with this in mind. You can enjoy hours of gaming without worrying about overheating, as the system ensures your components operate flawlessly and quietly.

Introducing the Chillblast Opal AMD Ryzen 7 RTX 4080 Super Gaming PC; the optimal choice for enthusiasts seeking a sublime Flight Simulator experience without compromise. Boasting a formidable processor, cutting-edge graphics card, generous memory, and efficient cooling, this PC stands as a beacon of Flight Sim excellence, promising an unparalleled journey across the skies.

Soar the Skies in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

In essence, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 invites enthusiasts to embark on a truly immersive aviation experience. Whether you're free flying across a vast ocean or navigating through visually captivating landscapes, the game promises a sophisticated experience that transcends traditional flight simulator boundaries.

With this in mind, if you are seeking to truly experience it at its best, a powerful PC will serve you well. So, consider upgrading to one of the options recommended, or take a stab at building a PC yourself with our extensive range of components.