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American Truck Simulator is an upcoming vehicle simulation game. It is being developed by SCS Software, and is the successor to Euro Truck Simulator 2.
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American Truck Simulator 2015 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 28th Nov 2020

If you are asking yourself, I want to buy the best priced PC that can definitely run and meet American Truck Simulator 2015 recommended requirements and more then today we will be looking to put together the ideal PC build for American Truck Simulator 2015. Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with max graphics running, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. As new gaming components are released for PC we will continue to review prices here each day and consider swapping in and out better components.

This title falls in the Sim, Arcade genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2016 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance American Truck Simulator 2015 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$160.49
Graphics Card
$99.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$32.99
Motherboard
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
$49.46
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.68
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$10.87
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
American Truck Simulator 2015 PC Build Total Price $1,055.40
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This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.31, was previously $1,055.71.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p American Truck Simulator 2015 PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on American Truck Simulator 2015 at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the Radeon RX 560 2GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $99.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $99.99. Exploring the price trends for this card shows us it has increased its price by $99.99 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there is still deals that can be found on this card.

This build will need to have at least 2GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 2GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right American Truck Simulator 2015 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this American Truck Simulator 2015 build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i3-9100T 4-Core 3.1GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $160.49 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build.

Today the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 competitively costs $49.46, which provides it a place in our build today. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 is $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For American Truck Simulator 2015 At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $32.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. A low price point for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was spotted on 29th Nov 2019, where we saw it at $30.35.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on American Truck Simulator 2015

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 62 FPS at Ultra settings for American Truck Simulator 2015, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 86 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

American Truck Simulator 2015
Radeon RX 560 2GB

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If you were to increase your screen size with this PC setup to 1440p then we expect to see around a figure of 47 FPS on Ultra or 66 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this American Truck Simulator 2015 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, FIFA 21 and Microsoft Flight Simulator so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 33 and at High settings an FPS of 46 frames. In comparison FIFA 21 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 106, improving to 145 FPS on High settings. Lastly Microsoft Flight Simulator will see an Ultra FPS of around 3 which improves to a 5 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative American Truck Simulator 2015 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 2050 graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 1% worse performance variation to the Radeon RX 560 2GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $149.99.