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F1 2020 allows you to create your F1® team for the very first time and race alongside the official teams and drivers. Alternatively, challenge your friends in new split-screen with casual race options for more relaxed racing. Compete on 22 circuits, with current and classic content.
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F1 2020 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 5th Aug 2020

What is the best PC to buy for F1 2020? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like F1 2020 might put on the gaming PC. Making our build requirement, when speccing this computer, to find the sweetest price point for our hardware list that can deliver the best FPS with max graphics running, using 1080p monitor resolution. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our F1 2020 represent good value for money.

F1 2020 is currently 51 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a Sim, Racing, Sport genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 16 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance F1 2020 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$169.99
Graphics Card
$308.14
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$53.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$54.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$74.48
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$114.99
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Logitech K270 Wireless inc. Mouse
$35.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$18.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$49.99
F1 2020 PC Build Total Price $1,096.52
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $0.08, was previously $1,096.44.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p F1 2020 PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for F1 2020 at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $308.14. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this graphics card was on 19th Dec 2019 and it was priced at $297.52. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB is a great match for F1 2020 at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $10.62, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around.

This build will need to have at least 6GB of VRAM onboard the graphics card, to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. Our selected builds graphics card has 8GB, which is plenty for getting suitable gaming at this resolution.

Selecting The Right F1 2020 1080p Motherboard and CPU

Finding a well priced motherboard, like the one we are putting in our build today really helps tie things together in terms of performance and opens up other hardware options that become available to us later in the selection. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is at a great price point and lets us select our desired Socket AM4 cpu. As the Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB wants a suitable good pairing when looking to run F1 2020 well at this resolution. The Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is currently priced at a competitive $169.99. A low end price for this CPU would be $56.98, which we saw it priced at on 7th Jul 2020.

At $54.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s F1 2020 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 F1 2020 At The Right Price

One of the more significant hardware components in this F1 2020 build is the RAM. We are choosing some complementary and well priced Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz. It is currently priced at $53.99. 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 Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was recorded as $49.99, and this was on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on F1 2020

Now on to the frame rates for our F1 2020 running on Radeon RX 5700 Sapphire 8GB at 1080p. We should see an average of 97 FPS on High settings or you could push up the quality to Ultra, which would get us 70 FPS.

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Increasing the screen resolution for F1 2020 would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 53 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 74 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for F1 2020 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 Horizon: Zero Dawn will get 79FPS on Ultra settings raising to 110FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Halo Infinite returns 56FPS on Ultra and 78FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Marvel's Avengers may see 56 FPS running at Ultra, and 78 on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative F1 2020 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Why not switch out the graphics card in this build and replace it with a similarly powerful card from Nvidia. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC 6GB graphics card has a 5% worse performance variation compared to the currently chosen video card. As the best price point for an alternative manufacturer in this range it currently costs $299.99.