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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition, Core i3-7100 2-Core 3.9GHz, 8GB performance review

This gaming PC can currently run the recommended requirements of 0 of the 1000 most demanding PC games available today. The hardware in this gaming PC has a Core i3-7100 2-Core 3.9GHz as the weak point. If this was upgraded then the system could play up to 308 games from the 1000 most demanding games of today.

The performance of these hardware components is best displayed in relation to the current most popular game, Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, considering our Low vs Ultra settings you should be looking to run Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1080p screen resolution, in order to get an okay frame rate. Any greater resolution than 1080p might be less than optimal. Its frame rates at 1080p look like this on the various graphics settings, Low: 77 FPS, Medium: 60 FPS, High: 41 FPS, Ultra: 29 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, considering our Low vs Ultra settings you should be looking to run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at 1080p screen resolution, in order to get an okay frame rate. Any greater resolution than 1080p might be less than optimal. Its frame rates at 1080p look like this on the various graphics settings, Low: 77 FPS, Medium: 60 FPS, High: 41 FPS, Ultra: 29 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, Ultra graphics setting is highly achievable with this Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition card, but what monitor resolution are you looking to play Halo: Reach at, because you can get 50 FPS at Ultra 4K. But perhaps you feel better served at 1440p, where you would get 84 frames per second on Ultra 1440p. Lower the resolution further and you get a blistering 111 FPS at 1080p Ultra.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
High
@1920x1080
Overwatch
200 FPS
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
Low
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
Ultra
@2560x1080
Overwatch
120 FPS
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@2560x1440
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1200
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1200
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1600x900
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1366x768
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1280x1024

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