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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 480, Core i7-2600K 4-Core 3.40GHz, 12GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i7-2600K 4-Core 3.40GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 480 graphics card and 12GB RAM is better performing than 0 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the GeForce GTX 480 as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 337 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Cyberpunk 2077. To summarise, the GeForce GTX 480 fails to meet the very basic performance needs of the Cyberpunk 2077

2nd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 480. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 61 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Halo: Reach then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 122 FPS or the Medium returning 96 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 65 FPS and then Ultra gets 46 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Red Dead Redemption 2 - To summarise, the GeForce GTX 480 fails to meet the very basic performance needs of the Red Dead Redemption 2

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 480
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
Outlast
60 FPS
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1366x768
ultra
@1920x1080

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