Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, we have explained it to you in depth in our special, is a concentrate of the best technologies developed by the Redmond giant in recent years, including cloud computing on the Azure platform (and it could only be so, considering that it is to fly in the clouds). For a few days the title has been available on PC (also via Game Pass), and the race for the hardware that manages to make it run better has immediately begun.
Microsoft's title, in fact, is destined to establish itself not only as a game, but also as a benchmark to test the capabilities of your machine. And speaking of benchmarks: the colleagues of Techspot they have carried out an articulated series, testing various graphics cards installed on a "base" consisting of an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor and 32 GB of DDR4-3200 CL14 RAM. Below are the results with maximized settings, and then with an average configuration.
From an analysis conducted by Jon Peddie ResearchIn addition, an interesting fact emerges: Microsoft Flight Simulator, in the next three years, could move 2.6 billion dollars in hardware sales. A figure destined to "grow a lot", moreover, if we come to consider the entire life cycle of the title.
Estimates of JPR they take into account all hardware peripherals, from video cards to displays, up to much more specific accessories, such as controllers dedicated specifically to the title. And you, have you already taken off? Or are you worried that your desktop might be doing it once Microsoft's simulator is running?