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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition, Core i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB 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 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition graphics card and 8GB RAM is better performing than 0 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 448 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how this PC performs with a popular game like New World. In summary, if you are looking to play New World in Ultra then you have come with the right graphics card. The GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition can chew through the graphical performance needs of the game with relative ease. 1080p Ultra will return 77 frames, then the larger screen resolution of 1440p can deliver 59 FPS, with the 4K resolution seeing 35 FPS in Ultra as well.

2nd most popular game: Resident Evil 8 - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 53 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Resident Evil 8 then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 106 FPS or the Medium returning 83 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 56 FPS and then Ultra gets 40 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Far Cry 6 - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Far Cry 6 in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 111 FPS, Medium setting: 87 FPS, High setting: 59 FPS, Ultra setting: 42 FPS.

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RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@2560x1440
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@3840x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@5760x1080
high
@2560x1440
DOTA 2
120 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
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ultra
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RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@5760x1080
RAM: 16 GB
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@2560x1440
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@1920x1080
Rage 2
60 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
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RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Terraria
60 FPS
ultra
@2560x1440
ultra
@2560x1440
high
@2560x1440