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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition, Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz, 14GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition graphics card and 14GB RAM is better performing than 660 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the 14 GB RAM as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 712 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how this PC performs with a popular game like Cyberpunk 2077. 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 Cyberpunk 2077 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.

2nd most popular game: Horizon: Zero Dawn - 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 69 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Horizon: Zero Dawn then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 138 FPS or the Medium returning 109 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 73 FPS and then Ultra gets 52 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Valorant - In summary, if you are looking to play Valorant 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 200+ frames, then the larger screen resolution of 1440p can deliver 200+ FPS, with the 4K resolution seeing 200+ FPS in Ultra as well.

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DOTA 2
120 FPS
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RAM: 16 GB
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Rage 2
60 FPS
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RAM: 16 GB
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Terraria
60 FPS
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Minecraft
200 FPS
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