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Gaming PC build Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB, Core i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-6500 3.2GHz processor, a Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB graphics card and 8GB RAM is better performing than 174 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i5-6500 3.2GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 695 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how this PC performs with a popular game like Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 54 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Red Dead Redemption 2 then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 108 FPS or the Medium returning 85 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 57 FPS and then Ultra gets 41 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 1440p resolution with the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 86 FPS, Medium setting: 68 FPS, High setting: 46 FPS, Ultra setting: 33 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Doom Eternal - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 62 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Doom Eternal then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 125 FPS or the Medium returning 98 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 66 FPS and then Ultra gets 47 FPS.

RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
high
@2560x1440

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