NVIDIA has just announced after a detailed review by the folks at Digital Foundry that Microsoft Flight Simulator, the popular flight simulator, has better performance when running using a GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics card than a GeForce RTX 30 Series.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has recently become a popular test for testing the power of graphics cards. It is a next-generation flight simulator that combines realistic representations of popular airplanes with a detailed map of our planet, which through free updates continues to improve the appearance of the most popular cities with handcrafted recreations of monuments and other elements.

To recreate such a vast world and with such a level of detail, Microsoft Flight Simulator requires great graphics power. Digital Foundry has conducted a study to measure the performance improvement of replacing a previous generation graphics card with a later one, from the GeForce GTX 10 Series to the current GeForce RTX 30 Series. To do this, it has created scheduled benchmarks with its optimized settings in Doha, New York, Tokyo and London, the last city improved through a recent update.

The results of the analysis ensure that the GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards double the performance of their corresponding models in the GeForce GTX 10 Series family, providing a faster, smoother and more reactive gaming experience. Digital Foundry has released an upgrade guide for all budgets at the link below.

NVIDIA has taken advantage of the study’s publication to present the definitive PC / Rig for Microsoft Flight Simulator . NVIDIA’s team of expert modders, called the GeForce Garage, have assembled the ideal kit to play Microsoft’s flight simulator in an impressive cockpit and mobile platform created by LogitechG and Next Level Racing. It includes a liquid-cooled GeForce RTX 3080 that sends images to three LG CX 65 ”OLED televisions that surround the user, running Microsoft Flight Simulator at 5760 × 1080 pixels.