System Requirements for NextGen Simulations Products

Updated September 10th, 2021

Please take into account the following system requirements, in order to properly run our products.

Flight Simulator X (Boxed or Steam Edition) - Recommended System Requirements

CPU

Any Intel (Haswell or greater) or AMD (Zen or greater) CPU with more than 4 cores.

e.g.: Intel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 7 1700

CPU Clock Speed 3.0 GHz or greater
RAM 6 GB or greater
Video Card Any AMD/NVIDIA GPU with 2GB+ of VRAM and DirectX 11 compatibility
Operating System

64-bit Windows

  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8 / 8.1
  • Windows 10 (any release)

Prepar3D v1.x/2.x/3.x - Recommended System Requirements

Source: Prepar3D Website

CPU

Any Intel (Haswell or greater) or AMD (Zen or greater) CPU with more than 4 cores.

e.g.: Intel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 7 1700

CPU Clock Speed 3.0 GHz or greater
RAM 8 GB or greater
Video Card Any AMD/NVIDIA GPU with 4GB+ of VRAM and Full DirectX 11 Support
Operating System Windows 10, version 1511 or greater (64-bit)

Prepar3D v4.x - Recommended System Requirements

Source: Prepar3D Website

CPU

Any Intel (Haswell or greater) or AMD (Zen or greater) CPU with more than 4 cores.

e.g.: Intel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 7 1700

CPU Clock Speed 3.0 GHz or greater
RAM 16 GB or greater, DDR4
Video Card Any AMD/NVIDIA GPU with 6GB+ of VRAM and Full DirectX 11 Support
Operating System Windows 10, version 1709 or greater (64-bit)

Prepar3D v5.x - Recommended System Requirements

Source: Prepar3D Website

CPU

Any Intel (Kaby Lake or greater) or AMD (Zen2 or greater) CPU with more than 8 cores.

e.g.: Intel Core i7-7790 or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

CPU Clock Speed 3.5 GHz or greater
RAM 16 GB or greater, DDR4
Video Card Any AMD/NVIDIA GPU with 8GB+ of VRAM and Full DirectX 12 Support (DirectX 12, Feature level 12_0 or greater)
Operating System Windows 10, version 1903 or greater (64-bit)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Recommended & Ideal System Reqs

Source: ZenDesk at www.flightsimulator.com

Recommended (AMD)
Recommended (Intel/NVIDIA)
Ideal (AMD)
Ideal (Intel/NVIDIA)
Operating System

Windows 10, version 1903 or greater (64-bit)

Windows 11, version 21H2 or greater (64-bit)

NOTE: It is recommended to have the latest available release of Windows 10 or Windows 11.

CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1000 Series or greater 8th-gen+ Intel Core i5/i7 AMD Ryzen 7/Ryzen 9/Ryzen 7 Pro 2000/3000/5000 Series or greater 9th-gen+ Intel Core i7/i9
CPU Clock Speed 3.5 GHz or greater
RAM (DDR4) 16 GB 32 GB
GPU AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 AMD Radeon VII NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
GPU VRAM (GDDR5/GDDR6) 4 GB+ 8 GB+