This week, the long-awaited “Microsoft Flight Simulation 2020” finally went on sale. In order to test the game, which is known as the “new generation of video card crisis”, techspot, a foreign media, has long been clicking on pre order. For some reason, Microsoft didn’t choose to distribute the game content through the steam server. Instead, you’ll find a 500MB small installation package on steam, and then load nearly 100GB of game data.

the embarrassment is that the performance of the official installation program is difficult to satisfy the players, and there are always errors. Techspot found that many people have the same problem.

fortunately, the content and experience of this game are worth waiting for. Not only is it amazing in visual effect, but it’s also very advanced in technology – even if it puts forward high requirements for the current generation of PC hardware.

it is reported that Microsoft Flight Simulation 2020 is based on asobo engine. To simulate the entire earth, it uses more than 2PB of data from Microsoft’s cloud Bing map. At the same time, azure is used to analyze map data to generate realistic 3D models of roads, buildings, trees, grassland, water surface, terrain, etc.

However, for most players, they are more concerned about “how strong CPU / GPU hardware is needed to make this game run happily enough”. To answer this question, techspot found 28 graphics cards, which were run with 1080p / 1440p / 4K resolution under the preset “extreme / medium” image quality.

this test specifies the landing challenge for the Sydney route in Australia and waits for 30 seconds after loading. In the right context, Microsoft Flight Simulation 2020 will take about a minute to load. Then 30 seconds later, you can see that the frame rate is relatively stable.

after that, techspot tested the performance of the game with different graphics cards and resolution / quality settings for 60 seconds. In view of the high demand for the hardware configuration of the system, it finally chose the test platform based on AMD sharp dragon 9 3950x (instead of Intel).

this processor has 16 cores / 32 threads, supplemented by 32GB ddr4-3200 C14 memory. For graphics, techspot has installed the latest version of AMD and NVIDIA drivers to meet the appropriate support for Microsoft Flight Simulation 2020.

the test starts from 1080p / extreme preset mode. Even if the frame rate is no more than 30fps, the experience will not be affected. However, in practice, it still needs 60fps to maintain a pleasant experience. The final test results are as follows: < A=“ " target="_ blank" rel="noopener">After 12 years, “world class Super project” Shantou Bay Tunnel ushers in a historic breakthrough today