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Gaming PC build Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor OC 4GB, Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz, 16GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz processor, a Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor OC 4GB graphics card and 16GB RAM is better performing than 0 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 498 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Cyberpunk 2077. In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor OC 4GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 48 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Cyberpunk 2077 then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 97 FPS or the Medium returning 76 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 51 FPS and then Ultra gets 37 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Mafia: Definitive Edition - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Mafia: Definitive Edition in 1440p resolution with the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor OC 4GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 58 FPS, Medium setting: 46 FPS, High setting: 31 FPS, Ultra setting: 22 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Serious Sam 4 - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Serious Sam 4 in 1440p resolution with the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor OC 4GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 65 FPS, Medium setting: 51 FPS, High setting: 34 FPS, Ultra setting: 25 FPS.

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Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor OC 4GB
RAM: 8 GB
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RAM: 8 GB
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RAM: 8 GB
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RAM: 8 GB
high
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RAM: 8 GB
ultra
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RAM: 8 GB
ultra
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RAM: 8 GB
ultra
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RAM: 8 GB
ultra
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RAM: 8 GB
high
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RAM: 8 GB
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