Five GPU-Busting Shooters that have been released since Halo 3 was released on Xbox 360
Over the years, the humble first-person shooter has seen a lot of development. The graphics of your average shooter are now better than ever. Some titles showcase truly unique photo-realistic graphics.
After 13 years of waiting, Halo 3 is finally available on PC. We thought we’d celebrate it by looking at other top shooters that push your GPU to its limits.
Modern games and incredibly fast-paced shooters put a lot of pressure on the GPU. It’s essential to ensure that your GPU is up to the task. These are our top five GPU-demanding games, which look incredible.
Battlefield V is a highly realistic shooter game set in World War II. You will have the opportunity to explore many vehicles, weapons and battlefield missions in this 2018 shooter title. Battlefield’s most immersive title will let you experience previously untold war tales. On the most extensive Battlefield map, Multiplayer fans will enjoy a 64-player multiplayer game and Firestorm, a battle royale multiplayer mode.
Battlefield V is a stunning game that makes this list. You must run the game at high settings to fully enjoy the graphics and feel the immersion.
It would help if you had an AMD Ryzen 3 1300X or an Intel Core i7-4770. You need an AMD Radeon RX 580 or NVIDIA GeForceGTX 1060 6GB graphics card. It is recommended that you have at least 12GB of RAM. It is always a good idea to exceed the recommended requirements if possible. This allows you to play other games with high system requirements with more freedom.
Take a break from real-life battle games for a second. Doom Eternal allows you to defeat armies of monsters and demons. Doom Eternal is in a world where the hell’s armies have invaded Earth. It’s up to you, the Slayer, to defeat the demons across dimensions to save humanity. This is the latest instalment in the Doom franchise. It includes much fan-favourite weaponry and new features. The BFG 9000 is back, along with rocket launchers, combat shotguns, and plasma rifles.
This fast-paced shooter game requires a processor and graphics card that can handle its demands.
Doom Eternal recommends either an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor or an Intel Core i7-6700K processor. NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 or GTX 1080 are the recommended GPUs. A Radeon RX Vega 56 for AMD graphics cards is recommended.
This game has a unique set of requirements called Ultra-Nightmare. These are required to enjoy the game to its full potential. The recommended CPUs are an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or an Intel Core i9-9900K to enjoy the game entirely. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti and AMD Radeon VII are recommended GPUs.
This ‘Ultra-Nightmare” requirement will require more investment to build your gaming computer. It’ll be worth the investment to see Doom Eternal in all its glory.
Our Doom Eternal System requirements article contains a complete list of system requirements and hardware recommendations.
Arma 3 allows you to play real combat games in a substantial military sandbox. You’ll be exploring the twin islands of Stratis & Altis in the Aegean sea in the future 2030s.
You can choose to play a single-player campaign, or you can team up with friends and play through three episodes of the campaign: Survive. Adapt. Win. Arma 3 allows you to play with 40 weapons and 20 vehicles. Plenty of firing drills and training sessions will help you improve your combat skills.
The recommended system requirements for this game are an Intel Core i5-4460 CPU or an AMD FX4300 CPU. NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series graphics cards with 2GB are recommended. These requirements will not usually result in the best frame rates. This game is fast-paced and has impressive draw distances, so you will want to ensure that your components are better than the ones listed in the requirements. You may have to adjust some settings if this is not possible.
For more information about Arma 3’s requirements and hardware suggestions, please visit our Arma 3 system specifications post.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 was a huge game and still stands as a great shooter title. The story took place in America in 1899. This is the beginning of the decline and the end of the Wild West. Arthur Morgan is an outlaw who has to flee after a robbery goes sour. Arthur is left to make his own decisions in the harsh American wilderness. He must choose between his ideals and loyalty to his Van der Linde family.
The fantastic graphics are what make this game stand out. The graphics are stunning, and the setting is breathtaking. You’ll need to ensure that your computer can meet the system requirements.
An AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or an Intel Core i7-4770K processor are recommended. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX480 4GB are the recommended graphics cards. These specs are not the only options. You will likely need to tweak your graphics settings to maintain a consistent frame rate. It’s worth going beyond the minimum requirements to get more powerful components. This will allow you to immerse in Arthur Morgan’s world fully.
Check out our post on Red Dead Redemption 2’s System Requirements for a complete list and our hardware recommendations to make the most of it.
Metro Exodus is a gritty FPS game set in the Moscow Metro’s ruins. The epic journey will take you across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness. Spartan Rangers will follow you on a quest to find new life in the East. This FPS is a story-driven masterpiece that blends combat, stealth and survival horror with exploration.
The atmosphere and immersion in the game are critical to this game. You can pick out tiny details like frost on your gasmask or a flickering candle far away. This adds to the horror and tension you will experience while playing this game.
You will need the right specs to enjoy this game fully. The Intel Core i7-4770K (or equivalent) is recommended for the CPU. An NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or an RTX2060 are required for the GPU. An AMD RX Vega 56 alternative is also recommended. If you’re looking to take your computer to the limits and play on ultra settings, the RTX2060 is the best choice.