Monster Hunter: World – GeForce GTX 1070 Recommended For 60 FPS PC Gaming

By Andrew Burnes on August 09, 2018 | Featured Stories GPU Recommendations

Since 2004 Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise has allowed gamers to track, hunt, and skin an assortment of big fantasy beasties in the pursuit of better gear, better weapons, and better stats. On August 9th, Monster Hunter comes to the PC for the very first time, with the launch of Monster Hunter: World.

First released on January on consoles, Monster Hunter: World is a critically-acclaimed smash hit thanks to its increased accessibility, robust online co-op, addictive gameplay, and detailed graphics that bring the franchise’s massive world and monsters to life like never before.

For the PC release, Capcom has gone all-out, cramming Monster Hunter: World with nearly two dozen graphics settings, a wide variety of control and configuration options, and a PC-optimized interface for anyone who wishes to play with keyboard and mouse.

The biggest benefit to playing on PC, however, is the improvement to visual fidelity and fluidity – where consoles used dynamic resolution scaling, and ran at between 30 and 45 FPS, PC players get to play at High detail at their chosen resolution, and play at 60 FPS.

If you want that experience yourself, you’re going to need a GeForce GTX 1070, paired with a powerful i5, i7 or i9 processor, to avoid bottlenecking your graphics cards in Monster Hunter: World’s CPU-intensive environments.

Monster Hunter World

Going into detail, our GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition had a smooth, stutter-free average framerate of 61.4 FPS at 1920x1080, with an occasional dip, the lowest of which was 49 FPS. Switching our i5-6600K to an i7-6700K, however, saw average framerates rocket to 73.2 FPS, with frames going no lower than 60.

At 2560x1440, an i7-6700K and a GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition gets gamers a 60.9 average framerate, with only a few momentary dips to 48 FPS. If you wish to go faster, grab a newer, shinier CPU with even higher clock speeds.

At 4K, in our demanding benchmark scenario, our Founders Edition GeForce GTX 1080 Ti reached 38.2 FPS average, with lows of 32. In other areas framerates will be higher, but for smooth, high performance at all times, we recommend setting the “Resolution Scaling” setting to “Variable (prioritize framerate)”. This will dynamically adjust game settings as you play, without downscaling the display resolution, with the aim of getting you a consistent 60 FPS experience.

If you’re struggling for performance on your system, we recommend decreasing the detail level of the Volumetric Lighting, SH Diffuse Quality and Ambient Occlusion options, and if you need an additional boost, enable "Resolution Scaling: Variable (prioritize framerate)".

It’s also recommended that you download and install our new Game Ready driver, which delivers optimizations and improvements for the game, ensuring you have an excellent experience from the second this eagerly-anticipated title launches. And with the included install of GeForce Experience, you can get Optimal Playable Settings for Monster Hunter: World with a single click, and record and stream gameplay with ShadowPlay.

If you’re itching to hunt some monsters, Monster Hunter: World can pre-ordered now on Steam