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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an ambitious open-world historical strategy action-RPG mash-up hybrid. The horns sound, the ravens gather. An empire is torn by civil war. Beyond its borders, new kingdoms rise. Gird on your sword, don your armour, summon your followers and ride forth to win glory on the battlefields of Calradia. Establish your hegemony and create a new world out of the ashes of the old.
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Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 3rd Jun 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord really well, and for the best possible price today? Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with top tier graphics options selected, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. We will keep checking the prices every day, so that our hardware selections on this page are at the best price point and we will swap in and out whenever something else appears better value today.

Today we find Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is not in our top demanding games list and in our list at 8 of most popular games. It also falls in under the Sandbox, RPG, Management 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 Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$309.97
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$51.71
PSU
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
$48.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$119.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Redragon M719 Invader
$19.99
Headset
Razer Electra USB 7.1
$45.74
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC Build Total Price $1,139.31
Rig
9.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.03, was previously $1,144.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $239.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $229.99. And with that in mind the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is a great match for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. 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.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 3GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB has 6GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Getting the motherboard selection right in this build helps us go on to choose a compatible cpu. With a good price today we find the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 with its Socket AM4 socket enables us to select the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz, which is priced right now at $309.97. You can get this processor for $299.99, which we saw it at that price on 30th Nov 2019. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.Now we have a great pairing in this rig allowing the CPU and GPU to work well together to get a solid Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord experience for the best price point at 1080p.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $54.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $54.99, which was recorded at 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord At The Right Price

As one of the 3 main system components, when considering a PC built for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, the correct RAM selection is obviously important. We are looking for something that is well priced but also capable of meeting the games requirements. The Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is well priced at $32.99 and fits with the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB selections to ensure solid FPS at 1080p ultra settings. We looked through our records and saw that the RAM prices on 2nd Feb 2020, represented a low price point $29.49. Which gives us an indication of how things sit today with the RAM price

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 97 FPS in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at 1080p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 136 FPS for High graphics settings.

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Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Upping the screen size to 1440p for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord using this build would return 88 frames per second on High settings. This would drop further to 63 when turning up to Ultra graphics.

How this build performs for other popular games

Obviously we will want to run other games on our new Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC so lets explore some anticipated frame rates of some other popular games today with this hardware at 1080p. Call of Duty Warzone should get 59 when run on Ultra and this raises to 82 FPS on High. The popular Crucible gets a return of 63 FPS on Ultra and then up to 88 FPS when settings are dropped to High. Then there is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is popular at the moment, which is returning 34 FPS run at Ultra and 48 frames on High.

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An Alternative Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 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 Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $449.99 today.