Slowly you get the feeling that it is time for the next generation of graphics cards. Because a new game from Microsoft manages to bring even the latest top hardware to its knees. Depending on the game situation, either AMD and Intel or Nvidia slow down the game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator: New flight simulation has huge hardware hunger
With Microsoft Flight Simulator, the latest version of the world-famous flight simulator will be released on August 18, 2020. For months now, pictures and videos have been making the rounds that impressively demonstrate how breathtakingly beautiful the flying game from the Windows developer will look. The question, however, is: at what price?
As PCGamesHardware reports, the current closed beta version of the game seems to bring even very high-end systems to their knees. A PC that is equipped with a Ryzen 9 3900X and an RTX 2080 Ti can no longer reach the magical 60 FPS limit in 4K resolution if all settings are set to the limit. The frame rate fluctuates between 30 to 40 FPS. Depending on the current game situation, either the graphics card or the processor becomes the bottleneck. If you get closer to the cloud cover, the graphics card does a lot more work. On the other hand, if you move towards the ground, your CPU has to fight harder.
A real graphic miracle – the new Microsoft Flight Simulator:
New flight simulator: can also be played on mid-range hardware with reduced settings
But at least: if you reduce the settings from “Ultra” to “High”, you can look forward to a 32 percent higher frame rate. If you even go down to medium settings, the FPS display is around 61 percent higher, so it should often reach 60 FPS.
However, if you only have a mid-range system at home, you still have to reduce the resolution to 1080p in order to achieve playable frame rates of 30-40 FPS. An i5-8400 paired with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon RX 580 was used as a test system. Hopefully the performance will improve again at the official start. By then at the latest, the new drivers from AMD and Nvidia should also be available, which optimize the gaming performance.