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Turn10 Studios has confirmed a next-gen Forza game is in development, which is expected to be Forza Motorsport 8, a simulation circuit racer.
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Forza Motorsport 8 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 22nd Jan 2021

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Forza Motorsport 8, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Forza Motorsport 8 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1080p screen resolution. These prices are are checked multiple times each day and we update the build if other hardware is better value for money, while still meeting our gaming hardware standards.

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 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 2021 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 Forza Motorsport 8 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$197.25
Graphics Card
$397.99
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
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$109.99
SSD
Crucial MX500 SSD 500GB
$53.99
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$34.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$15.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.68
Forza Motorsport 8 PC Build Total Price $1,482.82
Rig
9.7
Score
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $10.71, was previously $1,472.11.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Forza Motorsport 8 PC Build

Lets not pay over the odds when we put this game’s graphics card in. We want something that can play Forza Motorsport 8 at 1080p ultra graphics options and we want something that has a reasonable price compared to the other graphics options. The Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB has been looking like a good stand in for this games curated PC build, based on the price of $397.99 that we found it marked at today. It will certainly help return suitable FPS, which we will go into a bit later in the article, at ultra 1080p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB is $376.05 on 6th Dec 2019. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $9.91, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

Our ideal build will need to come with either 4GB of VRAM or more than. This is used by the computer to store image data quickly as it passes image information from GPU to CPU. Our selected Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB comes with 8GB of VRAM which should cover image transfer for Forza Motorsport 8 at this resolution.

Selecting The Right Forza Motorsport 8 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the Socket AM4 socket type is the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $197.25. Our cheapest price recorded for the Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz was $119.99, which we spotted on 28th Nov 2019.

At $54.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Forza Motorsport 8 PC build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Forza Motorsport 8 At The Right Price

To make sure we meet the Forza Motorsport 8 system requirements and to help us achieve the required FPS for Ultra at 1080p we have chosen the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz, which is todays best priced system memory. It is priced at $52.99 and compliments the CPU and GPU nicely. Our RAM recorded prices put this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz price at $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Forza Motorsport 8

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 61 FPS at Ultra settings for Forza Motorsport 8, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 85 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Forza Motorsport 8
Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 1440p our expected FPS would be 47 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 65 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Forza Motorsport 8 performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to achieve 61FPS on Ultra and 86FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Battlefield 6 we would find 73FPS on Ultra raising to 92FPS at High. For our last comparison, Hitman 3, we would likely achieve 61 FPS on Ultra and 85 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Forza Motorsport 8 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

The Nvidia option for this build would be the 4% worse performance difference GeForce RTX 2070 Asus Dual Advanced 8GB graphics card and certainly a viable choice for Forza Motorsport 8. We considered this alternative graphics solution because it was also the best price point in this performance range. It is priced at $379.99 today.