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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, Core i5-6500 3.2GHz, 16GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-6500 3.2GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card and 16GB RAM is better performing than 19 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i5-6500 3.2GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 408 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how this PC performs with a popular game like Cyberpunk 2077. In summary, while some might be tempted to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 75 FPS, Medium setting: 59 FPS, High setting: 40 FPS, Ultra setting: 29 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty Warzone - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Call of Duty Warzone in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 110 FPS, Medium setting: 86 FPS, High setting: 58 FPS, Ultra setting: 42 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Horizon: Zero Dawn - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 45 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Horizon: Zero Dawn then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 91 FPS or the Medium returning 71 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 48 FPS and then Ultra gets 34 FPS.

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Anthem
45 FPS
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Metro 2033
200 FPS
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Watch Dogs
132 FPS
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Alan Wake
156 FPS
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080