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NVIDIA Boasts GPU Performance as PUBG Leaves Early Access

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As ‘PLayerUnknows’s Battlegrounds’ leaves early access this month, NVIDIA is touting how the game performs with their latest line of video-cards. There are currently over 25 million PC gamers jumping from their dropship and into the loot-filled battleground of PUBG, and all of them will be looking for the optimal performance with their PCs. In a statement released earlier today, NVIDIA explained, “After exhaustive testing and hundreds of benchmark runs, NVIDIA has posted Recommended Game settings on GeForce.com that gives gamers an idea of just what to expect kind of performance from PUBG”.

If you’re looking to hit the standard 60FPS in PUBG, you won’t actually need the top-of-line GPU in your system (depending on your monitor of course). NVIDIA explained that at the standard 1920×1080 resolution, the GeForce GTX 1060 hit an average of 70FPS, and never dropped below 60FPS. You can find a list of 1060s to choose from on Newegg.com. If you are gaming at 2560×1440, the GeForce GTX 1070 exceeded 60FPS in testing (running at 72 FPS average) and dipping down to 61FPS at times. The 1070s price have been fluxuating lately, but at the time this article was written the cheapest option was down to $409 at Newegg.com. If you are looking to experience the 4K PUBG experience, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ran at exactly 60FPS with a “full suite” of High settings according to NVIDIA. If you have the coin this holiday season, you can find a long list of powerful 1080 TI options on Newegg.com this month.

If you’ve played the game, then you know that it can be CPU heavy at times. So we suggest checking for bottlenecks at the CPU level before jumping into the latest and greatest card.

NVIDIA added that to achieve 60FPS at PUBG’s maximum quality Ultra settings, “you’ll need to bump up a GPU tier at each resolution”. The company stated that a 1920×1080 should be paired with the GeForce GTX 1070, 2560×1440 gets a GeForce GTX 1080, and 3840×2160 will need a factory-overclocked custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

The game offers a long-list of NVIDIA tech to play with, including NVIDIA ShadowPlay; NVIDIA HBAO+; and use of the GeForce Experience optimized settings. The title continues to be the world’s most popular PC game, with record-breaking player counts on Steam, and over 25 million sales. On December 20, PUBG will exit Early Access, adding a new desert map, vaulting, and a ton of other additions and refinements.