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F1 2016 marks the second year the F1 series has hit the current generation of PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One hardware. F1 2016 is arriving during the middle of the 2016 season, featuring season content updates as the season progresses.
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F1 2016 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 20th Feb 2020

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Formula 1 2016 on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run F1 2016 And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run at the highest graphics settings, while running on 1080p screen res. We visit this page every day to check on the prices and selected components we have added for this PC build. Naturally as new better hardware is found we will be adding and swapping to optimise this list with a view to giving us all a good jumping off point regarding expected build quality and pricing levels for our new F1 2016 build.

Let’s consider some of the interesting characteristics about this game, to help us build something that matches the sort of game we are considering to build a PC for. As we know it comes under the Sim, Sport, Racing genre style categories, which may well influence some of our peripheral selections, ensuring we consider the specifics for the games requirements. Looking at its development the game was built during 2016 and around that period and the devs themselves probably had hardware comparable to some of the latest hardware of that period. In terms of its relative hardware demanding position, it is considered by us as not featuring on our list of most demanding games of today at least at the moment, although that list shifts regularly. Obviously these points help give us a better picture of what we may want in the build, but they are only supporting us because when we choose, it is the best priced components that will find their way into this build today.

Best 1080p Price to Performance F1 2016 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 450W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
Redragon K552
Redragon M719 Invader
Razer Electra USB 7.1
F1 2016 PC Build Total Price $935.54
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.63, was previously $936.17.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p F1 2016 PC Build

Our challenge is not overpaying for hardware we dont need, but making sure we get enough performance from our system that we can play F1 2016 at 1080p ultra settings. Reviewing all the prices today our choice for best graphics card for this title points us squarely at the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99. With a price of $229.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

Selecting The Right F1 2016 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $159.45. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 5th Dec 2019 priced at $144.99.

At $49.46 the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s F1 2016 PC build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $32.99, which was recorded at 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For F1 2016 At The Right Price

One of the most important hardware parts of this computer is the system memory or RAM. To make sure our resolution target and frame rates are met we have chosen to put in Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. This is currently priced at $36.15 and is well priced compared to the system memory market today. This RAM was recorded at the lowest price of $32.99, and this was on 28th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on F1 2016

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running F1 2016 at around 63 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 88 FPS at high graphics.

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F1 2016
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB

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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 48 FPS on Ultra or 67 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To ensure we are making a good choice with this Formula 1 2016 PC build we can check to see if it performs consistently across a variety of games. Some of the most popular games today include Fortnite: Chapter 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order so let’s see how this build handles them at 1080p. Starting with Fortnite: Chapter 2 we can expect to be seeing an Ultra FPS of 144 and at High settings an FPS of 200+ frames. In comparison Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to see an Ultra FPS of around 57, improving to 80 FPS on High settings. Lastly Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order will see an Ultra FPS of around 89 which improves to a 124 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative F1 2016 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is interested in going with a Nvidia card, like the one we have opted for in this build. So you could try going for the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB instead, which comes with a 7% better performance adjustment when compared to GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB, and is certainly a solid video card choice for our build. We selected it while also considering its current price point, it is costing $359.99 at the moment.