How To Get 60 FPS in 1080P on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

These days, playing games on 60FPS (Frames Per Second) is the most important or you can say a required thing especially for the Windows version. Without getting 60FPS in 1080P (Full-HD) resolution, the gameplay feels laggy and in some graphics-intensive areas, the lower FPS always causes issues like performance drops, stuttering, etc. If the same issue is happening to you with the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 game, then check out How To Get 60 FPS in 1080P on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 in easy ways.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 game is the latest version of the traditional Microsoft Flight Simulator that was launched way back in 1982. This time the company has come with plenty of changes and improvements in the 2020 version. However, according to plenty of PC players, the game has some issues with the frame rate which can be fixed or adjusted easily by following the guide below.

How To Get 60 FPS in 1080P on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Here we’ve shared both the in-game settings and GPU settings on your Windows that should help you to focus more on the gameplay instead of tweaking graphical options all the time. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

How To Get 60 FPS in 1080P on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

  1. Make sure that the game is updated to its latest version. (Most important)
  2. Ensure that you’re running the latest version of Windows OS and there is no cumulative update available.
  3. Additionally, update your graphics driver version from the Device Manager > Display adapters > Right-click on the dedicated GPU card > Update driver > Search it for automatically.
  4. Check if there are any programs running in the background from the Task Manager > Processes. If in case, any task like overlay apps, cloud apps, browsers, etc taking too much CPU or Memory usage, then click on it to select and End Task individually.
  5. Now, talking about the in-game display or graphics settings, just choose either Windowed or Fullscreen mode from the “Display Mode” option.
  6. Turn off the V-Sync option from the game settings.
  7. If you’re using a 1080P display then set Render Scaling to 100% always. For higher resolution, you can reduce it to 90%-80% according to your preference.
  8. For Anti-Aliasing mode, we will recommend you to set ‘TAA’ always so that your game will always look good and offer better gameplay experience.
  9. Terrain Level of Detailing totally depends on the player.
  10. Set Terrain Vector Data to Medium (recommended) to get all the game detailing like roads, water, trees, etc in standard resolution. Players can also set it to Ultra if they want crisp & clear vector data.
  11. Set the “Buildings” option to ‘Medium’ (recommended). It’s also worth mentioning that changing the Buildings option to High or Ultra doesn’t change the graphical quality of building in the gameplay that much.
  12. You can set “Trees” to ‘Medium’ (recommended) for better FPS in the gameplay. However, if you want to get higher image quality of the trees to look the game more natural, you can set it to ‘High’.
  13. Set “Grass and Bushes” to Medium. But don’t turn off this feature.
  14. You can choose “Object Level Of Detail” at 100% or lower according to your preference.
  15. As this is a flight simulator game and you will be flying your plane in the sky with clouds, set the “Volumetric Clouds” to ‘High’ (recommended) always.
  16. To specify the texture quality, you can set “Texture Resolution” to ‘Medium’ (recommended). However, if you want to play the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 at 30FPS, then set it to High.
  17. Always set “Anisotropic Filtering” to ’16X’.
  18. You should choose the “Texture Supersampling” to ‘2×2’ (recommended). But players can set it to 4×4 if they want the game to play at 30FPS.
  19. Select “Texture Synthesis” to ‘Medium’.
  20. Choose “Water Waves” to the ‘High’ setting.
  21. You can also set the value to ‘High’ for “Shadow Maps” and “Terrain Shadows”.
  22. Set “Contact Shadows” to ‘High’.
  23. Select “Windshield Effects” to ‘High’.
  24. Always prefer ‘Ultra’ mode for “Ambient Occlusion”.
  25. Choose “Reflections” to ‘High’.
  26. Select “Light Shafts” to ‘High’.
  27. Select “Bloom”, “Depth Of Field”, “Lens Flare” to ‘Ultra’.
  28. Players can choose “Generic Plane Models” according to their preference.
  29. Go to the ‘Data’ tab under “Data Connections” > Disable “Live real-world air traffic” and “Live Weather”.
  30. Additionally, turn on “Rolling Cache” from the ‘Data’ tab.

Now, there are a couple of options available in the Nvidia Control Panel Settings that you can also adjust accordingly. Let’s take a look at it.

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel Settings > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > Choose the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 game from the list and do the following changes:
    • Vertical Sync – On
    • Anti-Aliasing-FXAA – Off
    • Anti-Aliasing-Gamma Correction – Off
    • Low Latency Mode – According to the player
    • Set “Power Management” – Prefer Maximum Performance
    • CUDA GPUs – All
    • Shader Cache – On (Only for HDD)
    • Set “Texture Filtering” – From ‘Quality’ to ‘High Performance’
    • Triple Buffering – Off
  • Once done, save changes and restart your computer.
  • Finally, launch the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 game and check for the average FPS count.

That’s it, guys. We assume that all of these changes in graphical settings will help you a lot to improve the frame rate of the game. For further queries, you can comment below.

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