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Humankind is a grand 4X strategy game charting the entire history of humanity. Starting from the Bronze Age, players can re-write the narrative, rebuilding culture, history and values through the ages, right on through to the modern day. In a unique twist, players build their own unique civilization by coming 60 historical cultures, culminating on over one million unique civilizations.
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Humankind 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Humankind on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Humankind experience. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on the best graphics possible, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

When building a PC for a particular type of game we can get a better picture when we consider a few of the game’s specific characteristics. This PC title falls into the following Strategy, Turn-based genre grouping categories, which has been considered when selecting out the best priced components for this build, as we want to make sure the game’s specifics are catered for. . Another point of note, often overlooked, is that development would have been carried out on PC hardware from 2021 or during the period leading up to this. So the developers would have certainly been considering getting their game running for hardware that was of similar performance to some of the hardware available during that year. Some games are of course more demanding than others, and this one is not featuring on our list of most demanding games. These points help us paint a picture of the type of PC hardware we are going to put into this computer, we will now be choosing from our curated list of gamer hardware, looking for today’s best value for money parts available on the market today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Humankind PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$165.99
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Logitech G502 SE Hero
$49.89
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Humankind PC Build Total Price $1,281.76
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $22.42, was previously $1,259.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Humankind PC Build

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Humankind in ultra 1080p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $239.99, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99.

Our PC build has 6GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 6GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Humankind 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. Its the best priced Socket AM4 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Ryzen 5 2600 processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $165.99. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 7th Jul 2020 where we saw it for $59.9.

With a price tag today of $53.99, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Humankind PC. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $53.99, which was on 25th Jun 2020.

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

One of the more significant hardware components in this Humankind build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz. It is currently priced at $32.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. To help provide a sense of cost for this RAM, the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was priced at $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Humankind

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Humankind at around 63 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 88 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Humankind
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Humankind PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Microsoft Flight Simulator will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 19 and a High setting FPS of 26 frames. Horizon: Zero Dawn expects Ultra FPS around 53 which will improve to 74 FPS for High settings. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be around 44 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 62 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Humankind

We have opted for the Logitech G502 SE Hero because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the Strategy, Turn-based game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

An Alternative Humankind Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The AMD option for this build would be the 7% better performance difference Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Humankind. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $580 today.