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Genshin Impact 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

What is the best PC to buy for Genshin Impact? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Genshin Impact might put on the gaming PC. We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with the highest ultra graphics, while running on 1080p screen res. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Today we find Genshin Impact is currently 1 on our list of most demanding games and in our list at 1 of most popular games. It also falls in under the , RPG, Action, Free-to-play 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 2020 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 Genshin Impact PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$193.74
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Genshin Impact PC Build Total Price $1,044.37
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $246.25, was previously $1,290.62.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Genshin Impact PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play Genshin Impact at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $47.68, further supporting our selection in this hardware. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $229.99. With a price of $239.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

This build will need to have at least 6GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 6GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Genshin Impact 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Genshin Impact build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 3 3200G, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $193.74 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. You can get this processor for $83.59, which we saw it at that price on 17th Jun 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

Today the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 competitively costs $59.99, which provides it a place in our build today. A low price point for this motherboard would be $51.88, which we recorded it at on 18th Feb 2021.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Genshin Impact At The Right Price

The Genshin Impact PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz which we have found for $42.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Genshin Impact

This computer setup should be looking at getting 63 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in Genshin Impact. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 88 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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Genshin Impact
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Genshin Impact at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 67 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1080p. Far Cry 6 should get 63 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 88 frames at High settings. Back 4 Blood can get an Ultra FPS of 63 FPS and increases to 88 FPS for High. FIFA 22 is expected to be around 63 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 88 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Genshin Impact 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 Genshin Impact. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $899.98 today.