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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA FTW+ ACX 3.0 3GB, Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz, 16GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA FTW+ ACX 3.0 3GB graphics card and 16GB RAM is better performing than 43 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 661 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA FTW+ ACX 3.0 3GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 49 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Red Dead Redemption 2 then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 98 FPS or the Medium returning 77 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 52 FPS and then Ultra gets 37 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, if you are looking to play Halo: Reach in Ultra then you have come with the right graphics card. The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA FTW+ ACX 3.0 3GB can chew through the graphical performance needs of the game with relative ease. 1080p Ultra will return 141 frames, then the larger screen resolution of 1440p can deliver 108 FPS, with the 4K resolution seeing 64 FPS in Ultra as well.

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 EVGA FTW+ ACX 3.0 3GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 87 FPS, Medium setting: 69 FPS, High setting: 46 FPS, Ultra setting: 33 FPS.

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GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA FTW+ ACX 3.0 3GB
RAM: 16 GB