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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, Pentium Gold G5400 2-Core 3.7GHz, 8GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Pentium Gold G5400 2-Core 3.7GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card and 8GB RAM is better performing than 0 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Pentium Gold G5400 2-Core 3.7GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 489 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how this PC performs with a popular game like Doom Eternal. 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 Doom Eternal 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.

2nd most popular game: Half-Life: Alyx - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Half-Life: Alyx 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: 58 FPS, Medium setting: 46 FPS, High setting: 31 FPS, Ultra setting: 22 FPS.

3rd most popular game: 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.

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
RAM: 8 GB
high
@3840x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
Fallout 4
166 FPS
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
FIFA 19
151 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
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
high
@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
Mad Max
60 FPS
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1680x1080