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Firaxis Games is developing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, an action strategy game releasing this fall. Long-time X-COM fans will instantly recognize XCOM: Enemy Unknown's gameplay, which has both deep strategic elements and turn-based tactical combat. You are put in control of a secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM, and as commander, defend against a terrifying global invasion of aliens. Success hinges on resource management, technology advancements, and perhaps most importantly securing victories with superior combat tactics.
Low vs Ultra XCOM: Enemy Unknown Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a GeForce GTX 1060 get @ 1080p?

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No in-game screens available at this time*

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

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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 XCOM: Enemy Unknown we quickly see it can get a very strong 140 FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to XCOM: Enemy Unknown 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 45 FPS.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what XCOM: Enemy Unknown screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 45 FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 76 FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 100 FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $2.49 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $3.28 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $5.53 per frame.

GeForce GTX 1060 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Graphics Card price at launch: