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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB, Core i5-4590 3.3GHz, 8GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-4590 3.3GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB graphics card and 8GB RAM is better performing than 199 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i5-4590 3.3GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 551 at recommended requirement.

This PC, when compared to a popular game like Call of Duty Warzone is a good way to review its gaming performance. In summary, while some might be tempted to play Call of Duty Warzone in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 112 FPS, Medium setting: 88 FPS, High setting: 60 FPS, Ultra setting: 43 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 51 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 103 FPS or the Medium returning 81 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 54 FPS and then Ultra gets 39 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 79 FPS, Medium setting: 62 FPS, High setting: 42 FPS, Ultra setting: 30 FPS.

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1680x1050
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@3840x2160
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Doom 4
60 FPS
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1366x768