This is the Lenovo based PC which I built last week, sporting a Core i3 3220 CPU, ASUS GTX 770 2GB and 8GB of DDR3 memory, in total and without bells and whistles this little rig was pieced together for around £100 after some bargin hunting and used part trawling but the question on a lot of your minds – including on mine, is how does it perform??
The GTX 770 is still a powerful card and with the right mix of settings it can still show a clean pair of heels to something like a GTX 1050 or RX 560 but can be hampered by that 2GB frame buffer. The platform on the whole is also kicking on a little, an Ivy Bridge core i3 with only 2 physical cores and Hyperthreading is pretty much bottom of the barrel acceptable for gaming in 2018 when you can buy a Ryzen 2200G with 4 real cores and very decent integrated graphics for under $99 or pounds and finally, we get to the system memory. while 8GB is more than enough for low end gaming, the fact that its DDR3 and clocked in at 1600Mhz could also throw up some challenges.
For comparison I have also tested this system with my Gigabyte GTX 1050Ti and have taken results for both stock and overclocked speeds on both cards.
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