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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1060M, Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHz, 16GB performance review

When looking at recommended requirements for the top 1000 most demanding PC games a PC that combines a Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHz CPU with a GeForce GTX 1060M GPU and 16GB RAM is more powerful than 486 games specs. A gaming PC with this hardware combo has a bottleneck of Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHz. Once this component is upgraded, then the PC could run 693 games at recommended requirement.

Todays most popular game is Red Dead Redemption 2, which provides a good performance benchmark for this PC’s hardware. In summary, we feel that the GeForce GTX 1060M looks and performs great on 1440p resolution. So if you want a 1440p Red Dead Redemption 2 experience it will generate 98 FPS on Low 1440p graphics setting, 77 FPS when on Medium 1440p, 52 FPS when played at High settings and down to 37 FPS when turned up to Ultra on 1440p. You might still be looking for 1080p though to get some higher smoother FPS, where you could get 49 FPS at Ultra 1080p resolution. So something to think about.

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, we feel that the GeForce GTX 1060M looks and performs great on 1440p resolution. So if you want a 1440p Call of Duty: Modern Warfare experience it will generate 91 FPS on Low 1440p graphics setting, 71 FPS when on Medium 1440p, 48 FPS when played at High settings and down to 34 FPS when turned up to Ultra on 1440p. You might still be looking for 1080p though to get some higher smoother FPS, where you could get 45 FPS at Ultra 1080p resolution. So something to think about.

3rd most popular game: Halo: Reach - To summarise, this is an easy one, the GeForce GTX 1060M solution can play Halo: Reach at Ultra settings despite the desired screen resolution (up to 4K) you want to play it on. 4K Ultra gets 64 frame rate, whereby we see 108 frame rate for the 1440p Ultra and if you wish to look at 1080p gaming then 141 frames per second is the type of results. Using the graphics card launch price we calculate the cost per frame to look like this for the different resolutions - 1080p Ultra costs $0, 1440p costs $0 and 4K costs $0.

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Tekken 7
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