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Eight years on from Port Royale 3, Port Royale 4 has Gaming Minds at the helm once more for a strategy management title set in the 17th century Caribbean. Join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands as they vie for supremacy.
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Port Royale 4 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 26th Nov 2020

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Port Royale 4, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Port Royale 4 really well, and for the best possible price today? Its therefore our desire to consistently keep stable frame rates with max graphics running, pushing out visuals on 1080p screen size. 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 Port Royale 4 build.

Before getting this build together we need to consider a few background characteristics about the game we are building this PC for. Port Royale 4 falls into the Strategy, Management genre category groupings and would have been finished being developed during 2020 on hardware released around that period of time which may be a factor when we choose the type of hardware as it would need to be comparable in performance to hardware available from around this time. The game is not in our top demanding games lists. While these facts help us put together the best PC for the game we will still be selecting components based on the latest prices for the chosen peripherals and hardware for our build. Choosing today’s best priced items to give us an ideal PC build today for the game.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Port Royale 4 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$158.50
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
$49.99
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
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$39.99
Port Royale 4 PC Build Total Price $1,271.53
Rig
8.7
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $9.17, was previously $1,280.70.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Port Royale 4 PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Port Royale 4 at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99. Todays price is $239.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

This build will need to have at least 4GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 6GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Port Royale 4 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 Port Royale 4 build. With a LGA 1151 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $158.5 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A low end price for this CPU would be $119.99, which we saw it priced at on 16th Mar 2020.

With a price tag today of $49.46, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 motherboard is certainly in good company, representing a feature rich, cost effective mobo for the Port Royale 4 PC. 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 Port Royale 4 At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this Port Royale 4 build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz. It is currently priced at $49.99. While among the best priced system memory for this build it will still provide us with the ability to reach our desired FPS for the 1080p ultra setting, that we have been focusing on with this PC. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz was recorded as $49.99, and this was on 30th Nov 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Port Royale 4

Now on to the frame rates for our Port Royale 4 running on GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 88 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 63 FPS.

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Port Royale 4
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We expect Port Royale 4 would also run in higher screen resolutions but this would be 48 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. We would see an improvement of frame rates if we tweaked the 1440p graphics options to be around the High preset graphics option, which would then return 67 FPS.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Port Royale 4 it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Genshin Impact will get 63FPS on Ultra settings raising to 88FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War returns 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Horizon: Zero Dawn may see 53 FPS running at Ultra, and 74 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Port Royale 4

Finding a mouse for a game that falls into the Strategy, Management genre group has given us reason to improve the quality of mouse we are willing to put into this PC build. We have therefore found the Cooler Master MM710 mouse that is today’s best priced, higher performing gamer mouse, and one that can still deliver the gaming quality we are after for Port Royale 4.

An Alternative Port Royale 4 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Not everyone is a fan of team Nvidia, so if you are after a GPU from the other side then perhaps take a look at our suggested AMD card, the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. It is placed at 7% better performance difference and certainly capable of delivering up Port Royale 4 frames on a par with our primary GPU selection. We have also selected it based on its price today, which finds it at $649.99.