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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 (Per Core) +
Computer Memory
4 GB 16 GB DDR4/2666MHz +
Hard Drive Space
40 GB
(3 GB for the SDK)
M.2 or Solid State Drive (SSD) is strongly recommended
Graphics Card Video Memory
2 GB 8 GB +
Graphics Card Other
Full DirectX 11 Support
Other
Administrator Rights (for installation only)
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2
DirectX 11
1024×768 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

System Requirements – Prepar3D v2

Minimum
Recommended
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit) Microsoft Windows 7 (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)
Graphics Card Video Memory
1 GB 2 GB + (GDDR5 or better)
Graphics Card Other
Full DirectX 11 Support (currently, DirectX 10 is not supported)
Other
Administrator Rights (for installation only)
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
DirectX 11
1024×720 minimum screen resolution

System Requirements – Prepar3D v1.4

Minimum
Recommended
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (32-bit) Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Computer Processor
2.0 GHz Quad Core 2.0 GHz (Per Core) +
Computer Memory
2 GB 4 GB +
Hard Drive Space
20 GB (2 GB for the SDK)
Graphics Card Video Memory
256 MB 1 GB + (GDDR5 or better)
Graphics Card Other
Vertex/Pixel Shader Model 3.0 or newer
DirectX9 or newer compatibility
Other
Administrator Rights
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
DirectX9.0c
1024×720 minimum screen resolution

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 and HTC Vive.

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