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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 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 2nd Jul 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. 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 ultra settings selected, along with a 1440p monitor resolution. 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.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is currently not in our top demanding games list. 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 10 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 1440p Price to Performance Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$273.47
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$73.52
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$79.98
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$118.16
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$67.90
Mouse
Redragon M719 Invader
$19.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.99
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC Build Total Price $1,234.08
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $57.64, was previously $1,291.72.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p 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 1440p. Right now the best graphics card purchase for this game is the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, which will work really well at this screen resolution. It’s currently priced at $308.14, which puts it as one of the cheapest but best performers for this type of game. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $10.62 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is $297.52 recorded at 19th Dec 2019.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 3GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz that has the best price to performance position today, at $273.47. Giving us a bit more of an insight we saw this processor being sold for a low price of $273.47, which was on 2nd Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1440p resolution.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 has a cost today of $73.52. This motherboard was priced at $53.99, which we saw on 25th Jun 2020. While monitoring prices this is the lowest we have seen it at.

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

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $32.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz when we saw it priced at $29.49, on 2nd Feb 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 84 FPS on High settings in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at 1440p. There may be some lower frame rates in some parts of the game, but we have chosen the components to get some solid frame rates. Increasing the quality in the game to Ultra, will see us still getting an FPS of 60.

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PC Build Research Area

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

With the larger screen resolutions always being of interest and something to consider, let’s take a look at how this build could perform. Running a 4k Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord we would expect 50 FPS at High and a drop to 36 when run at 4k Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Call of Duty Warzone will get 60FPS on Ultra settings raising to 84FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Horizon: Zero Dawn returns 43FPS on Ultra and 60FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Assassins Creed: Valhalla may see 29 FPS running at Ultra, and 43 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Graphics Card Option for 1440p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB. It has a 5% worse performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $299.99.