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BioWare guest writer Alexis Kennedy has confirmed the studio is working on a new Dragon Age title. Dragon Age 4 will focus on lore which has not been addressed much in Dragon Age up to this point.
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Dragon Age 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 4th Jan 2021

If you are asking yourself, what hardware components should I buy for my next PC so it can run Dragon Age 4 then that is exactly what we will be doing in this review. Our challenge is in choosing the right priced PC items to get together an optimum build, which can meet the needs of Dragon Age 4. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably with top tier graphics options selected, using 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Dragon Age 4 represent good value for money.

First off, to help us pull together the best hardware for this build, we have to understand a little bit about the type of game we are creating this computer for. Dragon Age 4 is a title which sits in the RPG genre categories, which may influence our peripheral selection a bit, to help accommodate some of the particular requirements there. This game would have also been built on PC hardware during 2021 and before, which can suggest the sort of specced components a developer might have been using and hoping for their game to run on. Today we find it is not currently in our top most demanding games list and currently not figuring in our more popular games. While this extra info gives a good sense of what we want from our PC, nothing really replaces our value for money assessment based on live prices, when putting together this build.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Dragon Age 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$197.95
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Razer BlackWidow
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$39.99
Dragon Age 4 PC Build Total Price $1,305.82
Rig
8.6
Score
Future 1 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.55, was previously $1,305.27.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Dragon Age 4 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 Dragon Age 4 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 Dual Evo OC 6GB. It is capable of delivering suitable frame rates at ultra 1080p. Looking a little deeper at this cards pricing history shows this card has seen a drop in its price by $47.68 over the last two weeks. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019. With a price of $239.99 today its certainly very competitive, considering the performance this gpu can return.

We were looking to get a video card with at least 6GB of VRAM available onboard it, which acts an image data buffer between our video card and CPU. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB has 6GB, which is suitable at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Dragon Age 4 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Dragon Age 4 build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $197.95 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $119.99.

At $54.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Dragon Age 4 PC build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $53.99, which was recorded at 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Dragon Age 4 At The Right Price

The Dragon Age 4 PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1080p ultra and so the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz which we have found for $52.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. A price point for this RAM was down to $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Dragon Age 4

Running a PC build with these hardware components for Dragon Age 4 we expect to see about a 88 FPS average, with a few low frame rates in some of the more intense scenes. You could up the quality of game graphics to Ultra, which will see the FPS drop to 63 at 1080p.

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PC Build Research Area

Dragon Age 4
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Dragon Age 4 running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 67 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our Dragon Age 4 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles FIFA 21, Assassins Creed: Valhalla and Genshin Impact. Starting with FIFA 21 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 174FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see Assassins Creed: Valhalla likely to achieve 48FPS on Ultra and 68FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Genshin Impact at Ultra setting we can expect 63 FPS, raising to 88 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Dragon Age 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $962.99 at the moment.