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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition, Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz, 16GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition graphics card and 16GB RAM is better performing than 896 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 949 at recommended requirement.

The performance of these hardware components is best displayed in relation to the current most popular game, Call of Duty Warzone. 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 64 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Call of Duty Warzone then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 129 FPS or the Medium returning 102 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 68 FPS and then Ultra gets 49 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - In summary, if you are looking to play Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 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 75 frames, then the larger screen resolution of 1440p can deliver 57 FPS, with the 4K resolution seeing 34 FPS in Ultra as well.

3rd most popular game: 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.

DOTA 2
120 FPS
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Rage 2
60 FPS
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Terraria
60 FPS
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Minecraft
200 FPS
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