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Mirrors Edge Catalyst is an open world first person action adventure game that will take the player across more utopian rooftops. This is EA's answer to Assassins Creed, but the player will experience parkour from a first person perspective.
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Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 27th Nov 2020

If you are looking to build and buy your next PC to run Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst then this list of custom curated components will give you a great jumping off point for your next gaming PC selection. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with ultra graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Today we find Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst is not in our top demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games lists of today. It also falls in under the Stealth, Arcade, Action, Shooter 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 2016 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 Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$167.77
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$49.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
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
WD 10PURZ Purple Surveillance HDD 1TB
$56.99
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC Build Total Price $913.10
Rig
8.2
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $317.24, was previously $1,230.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $164.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019 which had it priced at $159.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. And we can see the card has dropped its price by $14.01 during the past two weeks.

Our graphics card will need 3GB of VRAM built into it to act as a suitable buffer between our video card and chosen CPU. This graphics card has 8GB which will be plenty for this game at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $167.77 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. The cheapest price we spotted this cpu for is $146.95, which was on 4th Aug 2020.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Dec 2019 at $32.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $49.99, 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. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was spotted on 30th Nov 2020, where we saw it at $49.99.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst

A PC build like this can expect to get an average of 112 FPS on High settings in Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst at 1080p. 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 80.

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Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

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If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst would return 61 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 85 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Grand Theft Auto VI, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and Cyberpunk 2077. Starting with Grand Theft Auto VI we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 28FPS on Ultra and 39FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see World of Warcraft: Shadowlands likely to achieve 30FPS on Ultra and 42FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Cyberpunk 2077 at Ultra setting we can expect 48 FPS, raising to 67 FPS on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst

We opted for this higher quality gaming mouse, Cooler Master MM710, because it would cater to the Stealth, Arcade, Action, Shooter genre type that Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst sits in. This is still the best priced mouse we had in our lists today, just a better quality peripheral than we might normally consider.

Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

And now on to the game’s audio output. In this build we are looking for higher performing headsets to better match the needs of this type of game. The Tritton ARK Elite 7.1 is today’s best priced gaming headset that meets our requirements, while still providing clear audio. If you wish to see some other curated headsets that are providing good value today then check our headset list button above for some other selections.

An Alternative Mirrors Edge 2: Catalyst Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are looking for a graphics card from Nvidia instead of the one we have selected in this build then you could try GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB, which has a 4% better performance difference, so still similar capabilities. We have chosen it based on its price-performance figure as well, as it is currently priced at $219.99.