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Nioh is a Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls-inspired hack and slash game in which you play as a samurai facing off against hordes of demons.
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Nioh 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Nov 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Nioh then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time at top end graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Nioh. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Today we find Nioh is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the Action game genre types, which itself can influence some of our choices of hardware today, to make sure we better meet the hardware needs of the game. This sort of information will help us build a fuller picture and better understand what to select when putting our best build PC together for the game. Interestingly, it might be worth thinking about the performance of the hardware that the game was originally built on, which would have been from 2017 and shortly before. So the devs themselves may have been aiming for hardware with performance capability from this particular period.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Nioh PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$161.88
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.60
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Nioh PC Build Total Price $1,126.80
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $7.63, was previously $1,134.43.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Nioh PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $164.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 recorded at 28th Dec 2019.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Nioh at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

The game also needs this graphics solution to deliver at least 4 GB VRAM to act as a buffer between the PC build’s video card and the processor.

Selecting The Right Nioh 1080p Motherboard and CPU

MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the LGA 1151 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $161.88 and really works well with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 16th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $119.99.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Nioh At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is currently priced at $32.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. Our RAM recorded prices put this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz price at $29.49 on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Nioh

Our PC build can run Nioh at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 112 and we would expect an average of 80 FPS on Ultra with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Nioh would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 61 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 85 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Nioh performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to achieve 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we would find 58FPS on Ultra raising to 81FPS at High. For our last comparison, Cyberpunk 2077, we would likely achieve 48 FPS on Ultra and 67 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Nioh Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a Nvidia graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $219.99 at the moment.