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MSFS Nvidia GTX 580 3gb + i7 2600K + 8gb ram for FS2020

Hi all,

as in title, a friend of mine was wondering if a desktop pc with CPU i7 2600K, RAM 8GB and GPU Nvidia RTX 580 3GB would be enough to use FS2020 with minimum settings. Is there anyone who has experienced FS2020 with such low hardware?

I'm afraid your friend won't have a very good time with the MSFS2020, he'll miss out on alot of eye candy - but i suggest getting the "Xbox Game Pass for PC" and just testing it.
For new customers i think it's somewhere around € 3-4 to have one month of full access, should be plenty of time to test his hardware in the sim.

But that of course is just my opinion.


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I can barely run MSFS on an Alienware Steam Machine ASM100.

Intel Core i7-4785T Quad-Core Processor(8M Cache, 3.2 GHz)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5 (comparable to 860M class performance)

It suggests your minimal machine would run MSFS in FS2002 mode.