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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 870M 3GB, Core i7-2860QM 4-Core 2.5GHz, 8GB performance review

A PC with a Core i7-2860QM 4-Core 2.5GHz can run 0 of the top 1000 PC games released when it also has the GeForce GTX 870M 3GB graphics card and 8GB system memory in it. This combination of hardware leaves the GeForce GTX 870M 3GB as the weak point, when looking at what games it can play. You could upgrade that component enabling the system to run 187 games of our most demanding games list.

Lets compare todays most popular game, Red Dead Redemption 2 with this PC. In summary, the GeForce GTX 870M 3GB cant get an acceptable frame rate at small laptop resolutions.

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, the GeForce GTX 870M 3GB cant get an acceptable frame rate at small laptop resolutions.

3rd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 870M 3GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 62 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Halo: Reach then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 124 FPS or the Medium returning 98 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 66 FPS and then Ultra gets 47 FPS.

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 870M 3GB
medium
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ultra
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high
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high
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LA Noire
60 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
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Doom 4
35 FPS
high
@1920x1080
high
@1920x1080
high
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Hatred
30 FPS
high
@1920x1080
medium
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high
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ultra
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ultra
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ultra
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high
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ultra
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