Microsoft Flight Simulator has announced that users again, are able to register for the Insider pre-release build testing. Those who already signed up can update their DxDiag information if they want to test the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator update.
Regarding the next Alpha build, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is currently wrapping up final testing on Alpha 1.3.X.X. The Alpha 1.3.X.X. will include updates and bug fixes, and will include the Boeing 747 for community testing! Details regarding the build will be released when the build is released.
As for invites, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is currently finishing up step 1 of what they have listed, and will be transitioning over to step 2 soon. New invites will be send when the Microsoft Flight Simulator Alpha 1.3.X.X. is released.
- Ensure that everyone that received an acceptance email has access to the Alpha.
- STATUS – We are VERY close to completing this process
- Assess Alpha participation options for adding more people as quickly as possible.
- Prioritize access for those that registered early for pre-release build testing.
- STATUS – New invites will be sent with the release of build 1.3.X.X.
All levels require Windows 10, running the November 2019 update, 1909, as well as 150 GB of storage on the system.
At the low end or minimum specs, a Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel i5-4460 is needed to run the sim, being paired with either a Radeon RX570 or NVIDIA GTX 770. Only 2GB of VRAM is needed to run, along with 8GB is RAM, and an internet bandwidth of 5 Mbps.
Recommended specs include a Ryzen 5 1500X or a Intel i5-8400 paired with a Radeon RX 590 or a NVIDIA GTX 970. 4GB of VRAM is recommended, as well as 16GB of RAM. A internet bandwidth of 20 Mbps is also recommended.
Lastly, the ideal specs were also shared. An Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X or an Intel i7-9800X paired with a Radeon VII or a NVIDIA RTX 2080 is ideal for the new sim. 8GB of VRAM as well as 32GB of RAM is also ideal. Internet bandwidth of 50 Mbps is also what Microsoft considers ideal for the new sim.
It’s worth to keep in mind that not every single component is listed, so different combinations may vary on performance. This is spec list if fairly details with the different specs you should expect to need to run the new sim.
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