When it comes to PC gaming, most gamers are typically in pursuit of one thing, and one thing only: the most graphically intense experience possible. Fully immersing yourself in your favourite PC games by exceeding GPU recommendations allows gamers to jump into realms of fantasy, intense action-packed warzones, and adventurous scenarios, exactly as developers originally intended.
Whilst striving for graphic perfection often means investing in an exceptional gaming PC system, or laptop that can withstand the demands of a shiny new game release, the main component of these robust systems to look out for is the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) capabilities. If you’re a newcomer to the PC building game, a GPU is a single-chip processor in your Gaming PC that has the ability to rapidly render images, videos and graphics for your computer’s display. In a nutshell, the better the GPU, the better your gaming capabilities will be. Consider upgrading your rig to a pre-built system that offers one of the markets leading graphics cards, such as the Cyberpower Ultra 5 RTX Gaming PC, built with the GeForce RTX, to ensure you’re making the most of your PC’s capabilities and not missing out on the latest graphically-demanding gaming releases.
If you’re ahead of the curve and itching to crank up your PC gaming experience with GPU-melting gameplay, prepare to push your graphics cards to the limit with some of our intense PC gaming recommendations at GeekVibesNation.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The third instalment of the Witcher series is a true benchmark for high-end gaming systems thanks to the inclusion of customisable visual settings. Gamers using an Nvidia operating system can push the already-impeccable graphic constraints to the very limits, by turning on the Hairworks setting to make characters’ appearance and characteristics in the game even more lifelike.
Setting the scene in a huge open-world map, this gripping dark fantasy gameplay is covered in visually enticing textures and illuminated with the Nvidia HBAO light occlusion, designed to create realistic shadow effects to push the game’s graphic constraints even further. Beckoning to be explored, the world of The Witcher is rich with mystery and adventure, all whilst providing some serious graphical eye-candy for gamers. Dive beneath waves to search forgotten shipwrecks, or navigate hostile seas to slay hordes of sea monsters, whatever destiny awaits fellow adventurers in this epic fantasy gameplay, running The Witcher 3 on a solid GPU and processor will result in exceptional graphic results.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt System Recommendations
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1).
(DirectX 11 is necessary to run the game)
- Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz, AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz.
- Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 or AMD GPU Radeon R9 290.
- RAM: 6GB.
- Disk space: 40 GB.
Final Fantasy XV
Not designed for the faint-hearted, the 2018 release of Final Fantasy XV requires an incredible 155GB storage to be able to play this game in its full 4K glory. Gameworks powerful technology has created some of the most stunning graphics and advanced physics designed to push your system’s graphics to the extreme. Since it’s first initial release in 2018, Dreamworks is currently working on a beautiful, carefully-crafted CGI remake for an even more immersive experience for gamers.
Since the release of the demo remake, it looks like gamers are now able to access a wealth of bonus content in the Final Fantasy XV saga, supporting ultra high-res graphical options and the ability to play in HDR 10.
Due to the nature of Final Fantasy XV’s system requirements, gamers can’t guarantee a solid 60fps gameplay with anything tamer than the very best of graphic cards on the market, think RTX 2080. Though, if the capabilities get too much to handle, gamers also have the ability to tone down the gameplay to a respectable 1080p, but we would recommend amping up your system specifications to experience the incredible action in this popular RPG game.
Final Fantasy XV System Recommendations
- OS: Windows® 7 64 bit, Windows® 8.1 64 bit, Windows® 10 64 bit
- Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-8350
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB VRAMRadeon RX 480
- Free Disk Space: 155 GB
- Dedicated Video RAM: 6 GB
Far Cry 5
From cults and chaos to flame-throwing first-person fun, Far Cry 5 is the fifth sequel of the ever-popular first-person shooter, developed by the leading powerhouse, Ubisoft, Far Cry comes with a whole host of varied graphical options for gamers to tweak and amend to their heart’s content. Including support for HDR display, gamers can adjust video quality settings for everything from adjusting fog, vegetation and shadows. There’s also a pretty impressive FOV slider, allowing gamers to bring the slider all the way up to 120 to see all of the game world Far Cry 5 has to offer. To crank up the resolution even further, gamers can select a 4K resolution multiplier, to experience the modern America satire in 4K resolution, even if you don’t have a 4K-ready screen. As well as allowing gamers to lock frame rate from 60, 90 to even 120fps, this epic, action-packed fifth instalment offers gamers beautiful scenery, whilst offering the ability to experience Far Cry 5’s signature action and brutality as it was intended.
However, if you hope to run this game at anywhere near 60 FPS with a decent resolution, you’ll need a high-end graphics card like the GTX 1080.
Far Cry 5 System Recommendations
- OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6 GHz or equivalent
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56 (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
- RAM: 16GB
Written by Cyberpower UK