System Requirements

System Requirements – Prepar3D v5

 
Minimum
Recommended
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 1809 Microsoft Windows 10 1909
Computer Processor
Quad Core @ 3.0 GHz Octa Core @ 3.7 GHz + (e.g. Intel Core i7/i9)
Computer Memory
4 GB 16 GB DDR4/2666MHz +
Hard Drive Space
50 GB, with at least 35 GB on C:\
(3 GB for the SDK)
M.2 or Solid State Drive (SSD) is strongly recommended
Graphics Card Video Memory
4 GB 8 GB + (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti)
Graphics Card Other
DirectX 12 with feature level 12_0 or greater
Other
Administrator Rights (for installation only)
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
1920×1080 minimum screen resolution for primary display

System Requirements – Prepar3D v4

 
Minimum
Recommended
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
[N editions require Media Feature Pack]
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Computer Processor
2.2 GHz Quad Core @ 3.5 GHz + (e.g. Intel Core i7/i9)
Computer Memory
4 GB 16 GB DDR4/2666MHz +
Hard Drive Space
40 GB, with at least 15 GB on C:\
(3 GB for the SDK)
M.2 or Solid State Drive (SSD) is strongly recommended
Graphics Card Video Memory
2 GB 8 GB + (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti)
Graphics Card Other
Full DirectX 11 Support
Other
Administrator Rights (for installation only)
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
DirectX 11
1920×1080 minimum screen resolution for primary display

System Requirements – Prepar3D v3

 
Minimum
Recommended
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit) +
[N editions require Media Feature Pack]
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Computer Processor
2.0 GHz Quad Core 3.0 GHz (Per Core) +
Computer Memory
2 GB 4 GB +
Hard Drive Space
30 GB, with at least 10 GB on C:\
(3 GB for the SDK)
M.2 or Solid State Drive (SSD) is strongly recommended
Graphics Card Video Memory
1 GB 4 GB + (GDDR5 or better)
Graphics Card Other
Full DirectX 11 Support
Other
Administrator Rights (for installation only)
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
DirectX 11
1024×768 minimum screen resolution for primary display

These requirements are for illustrative purposes and can vary greatly based on many different factors including content, number of displays, and simulation settings. Minimums should be viewed as the minimum to run the software with reduced settings.

For virtual reality, please refer to the hardware manufacture for detailed system requirements at Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Varjo VR-1 and Varjo XR-1.

For any questions, please visit our Hardware Specific Questions support forum.