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Monster Hunter: World performance guide: Get your PC Iceborne ready

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Monster Hunter World PC performance: Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

If you’re looking for the best graphics card for 1080p gaming, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is definitely the card to go for right now – particularly if you want to play Monster Hunter: World on the highest graphics settings at the smoothest frame rates. More capable than the GTX 1660 Super, this is the first Nvidia card that can really handle Monster Hunter: World’s Highest setting without breaking out into a sweat.

I’ve got the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1660 Ti on test here, which is admittedly one of the faster types of GTX 1660 Ti out there at the moment thanks to its high boost clock speed of 1890MHz. However, having tested a number of GTX 1660 Ti cards over the past couple of months, even the cheapest GTX 1660 Ti cards are maybe only a maximum of 5fps behind Asus’ ROG Strix model, so the results below shouldn’t be too far out of line with what you’ll see elsewhere.

Can I play this at 1920×1080?

Did your graphics card accidentally wolf down a palico-prepared meal before you turned your PC on today? Because by golly is this one raring to go at 1080p. As I mentioned above, this is arguably the best card for playing Monster Hunter: World on Highest at this resolution, as my tests managed an average frame rate of 58fps when I was out in the field. That’s much better than the 48fps average offered by the GTX 1660 Super, although if you really want to be sure of a steady, never-dropping below 60fps frame rate, then you’ll have to make do with ‘just’ 81fps on High.

Can I play this at 2560×1440?

Are you sure your graphics card didn’t eat two palico spreads today? Once again, this is the first Nvidia card that can comfortably push up to High at this resolution, offering smooth average frame rates of 57fps. Highest is still a bit beyond the reach of this particular card, averaging 41fps, but it’s also not so choppy that you shouldn’t give it a go if you feel like it.

Can I play this at 4K?

All right, the palico power meals are starting to run out a bit here, but you should still be able to manage a decent-ish 33fps average on Mid if you really feel up to it.

Want to see what other graphics cards make of Monster Hunter: World? Here’s a handy list of links:

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests. She's also RPS' resident deals herald.

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