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Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 12th Aug 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. With the PC build brief being to maintain a stable and reliable FPS at the highest graphics settings, 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.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Sandbox, RPG, Management genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$329.99
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
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC Build Total Price $1,180.62
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $226.25, was previously $1,406.87.

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

When selecting the right graphics card today we are specifically hunting for great price-to-performance gpus that can run Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 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. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $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 3GB 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 Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1080p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $329.99 and really works well with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $89, which was on 7th Jul 2020.

The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $59.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord build. The cheapest motherboard price for the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was recorded as $51.88, which was on 18th Feb 2021.

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 Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is well priced at $42.99 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. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

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

Our PC build can run Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 96 and we would expect an average of 69 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB, Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz combo we have put into this computer.

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If this 1080p build was to run Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 73 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 52.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Forza Horizon 5, FIFA 22 and Dying Light 2. Starting with Forza Horizon 5 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 69FPS on Ultra and 96FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see FIFA 22 likely to achieve 69FPS on Ultra and 96FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Dying Light 2 at Ultra setting we can expect 69 FPS, raising to 96 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB video card, currently priced at $899.98. This option has a performance of 7% better when compared to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.