The Bards Tale packshot image
The Bard's Tale is an action-adventure video game created by InXile Entertainment, and released in 2004. Marketed as a humorous spoof on fantasy role-playing video games (of which the original Bard's Tale was given as a prime example), it has more in common with modern console games like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. The Bard's Tale was released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in October 2004. It was released for Microsoft Windows on July 28, 2005. The game was re-released on Steam in December 2009.
Low vs Ultra The Bards Tale Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a GeForce GTX 1060 get @ 1080p?

Reference Screenshots Only

No in-game screens available at this time*

* This page is using reference screenshots for display purposes and not from in-game

The Bards Tale

GeForce GTX 1060

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 1060 Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 4 year old GeForce GTX 1060 while playing The Bards Tale we quickly see it can get a very strong 200+ FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to The Bards Tale rec requirements, it would make more sense if you pushed it up to 1440p or 4K, where even at Ultra 4K graphics settings the GeForce GTX 1060 will still get a solid 200+ FPS.

With a system housing a graphics card like the GeForce GTX 1060 and some 1GB RAM, we will see a strong 4K Ultra result in The Bards Tale. Look for a processor like the Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz CPU to go with this setup and Ultra is a sure thing.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what The Bards Tale screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 200+ FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 200+ FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 200+ FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $0.09 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $0.12 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $0.20 per frame.

GeForce GTX 1060 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for The Bards Tale

Graphics Card price at launch: