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LA Noire 2 is now being talked about as a possibility despite the bad press receieved during the final stages of LA Noire's development.
During a call with investors, CEO Strauss Zelnick said, “We have every reason to believe that LA Noire is another strong franchise for this company. We do see this as a powerful new franchise."
Zelnick added that sales of LA Noire had been “exceedingly strong”
We will continue to update as more news becomes apparent.
LA Noire 2 Optimum PC Build 1080p

LA Noire 2 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 2nd Jul 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play LA Noire 2, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run LA Noire 2 and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on the best graphics possible, using 1080p monitor resolution. These hardware items found in our build will continue to have their prices checked and components will be swapped in and out as we feel better hardware for our build is released.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for LA Noire 2. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the Adventure genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that LA Noire 2 would have been built on PC hardware from around 0000 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance LA Noire 2 PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
Redragon K552
Redragon M719 Invader
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
LA Noire 2 PC Build Total Price $981.03
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $6.88, was previously $974.15.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p LA Noire 2 PC Build

Obviously one of the most important components for this build is the graphics card. We can take a look at the best price to performance hardware right now to help deliver a system that can run LA Noire 2 at 1080p ultra settings. Looking through today’s graphics card prices we can see that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB is today’s best GPU option for this computer and it will work great at this screen resolution. Its price right now is $229.99, and running our hardware tests against that price shows this to be the cheapest but best performer for LA Noire 2. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $50, further supporting our selection in this hardware. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB is $229.99 on 28th Nov 2019.

Our PC build has 6GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right LA Noire 2 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 LA Noire 2 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 $157 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz is $119.99 on 16th Mar 2020.

Chosen for price point, socket type and feature list, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 has a cost today of $49.46. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the MSI B360M PRO-VD Intel mATX LAG1151 was priced at $32.99 on 28th Dec 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For LA Noire 2 At The Right Price

Researching the correct system memory for our build means we need it to meet LA Noire 2 requirements, with a view to running reliable FPS at Ultra settings leads us to Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz. Today it is one of the best priced RAM options at $52.69 and will certainly support the CPU and GPU well. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $52.69 on 29th Jun 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on LA Noire 2

With this current build we expect to see a return of 63 frames per second at ultra 1080p resolution in LA Noire 2. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 88 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

LA Noire 2
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If we are looking for some larger screen resolutions with this computer, then LA Noire 2 would return 48 FPS on 1440p at Ultra graphics setting. This FPS would improve to 67 FPS average at High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

It’s worth taking into consideration how our LA Noire 2 PC build handles other games. We’ll do this by looking at the current popular titles Cyberpunk 2077, TrackMania Nations Remake and Call of Duty Warzone. Starting with Cyberpunk 2077 we can see that at 1080p we are likely to see 48FPS on Ultra and 67FPS on High graphics settings. Alternatively we see TrackMania Nations Remake likely to achieve 200+FPS on Ultra and 200+FPS when reduced to High. Finally with Call of Duty Warzone at Ultra setting we can expect 59 FPS, raising to 82 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative LA Noire 2 Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative AMD PC build. It has a 7% better performance variation to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Phoenix 6GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $499.99.