Nothing is more satisfying than knowing the frame rate that you will get on your desired PC before its purchase.

After all, the main aspect of a gaming PC is the framerate you can get out of it, and specifications and other things are merely there to add shelf value to a PC.

Therefore, it is quite convenient to know about the framerate of a PC as it will help you better determine what the PC will be like to use.

The problem however is that determining the frame rate is not an easy task and requires a lot of prior knowledge about PC hardware. This is where this article comes into play.

In this article, I am going to tell you what frame rate you can expect on an $800 gaming PC by testing an example PC of the liking and then evaluating its results. So, what are we waiting for, let’s begin?

How Much FPS Can You Expect on an $800 PC?  

Unfortunately, there is no direct answer to this matter because the FPS you will get on a given PC will vary highly depending on several factors. Therefore, an exact figure cannot be pinned because that will be false.

We can however test FPS in several different games and situations and then form an average of all those to give a definite answer.

Why the FPS is highly Variable?

The frame rate that you will use on a PC depends on two main factors.

  • The first factor that has an influence on the framerate is the game that is being played on the PC. This is because different games have different requirements and are made in a different manner. Some do not require a lot of power hence give more FPS while others require a lot of power and hence give less FPS. We label these games as light and demanding games respectively.
  • The second factor that affects frame rate is the PC that is being used to play the games. This is because for the same price you can get PCs that differ from each other. Hence, they will also provide different FPS depending on their individual capabilities.

Average Frame Rate Achieved During Testing

In order to find out how much FPS can an $800 PC provide we have to do thorough testing on a PC that comes in this price range. To determine the best possible scenario for testing we have used the Yeyian SAI R01 which ranks among the best pre-built gaming PCs under $800 that you can buy.

This PC has an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor and an Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics card along with an 8GB RAM capacity. These specifications set this PC as the benchmark of the $800 price category and therefore the gaming experience here is barred none.

Talking about gaming, during testing the average frame rate achieved was the following in both single-player and multiplayer games:

GameAverage FPSGraphics Settings & Resolution
Witcher 360 FPSUltra settings at 1080p
Red Dead Redemption 240 FPSUltra settings at 1080p
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey50 FPSUltra settings at 1080p
Apex Legends95 FPSUltra settings at 1080p
GTA V85 FPSUltra settings at 1080p
Fortnite75 FPSUltra settings at 1080p
CS: GO170 FPSUltra settings at 1080p
Valorant210 FPSUltra settings at 1080p

60 FPS in Witcher 3, 40 FPS in Red Dead Redemption, 50 FPS in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, 95 FPS in Apex Legends, 85 FPS in GTA V, 75 FPS in Fortnite, 170 FPS in CSGO, and 210 FPS in Valorant. All the games were tested on 1080p resolution and ultra graphic preset that each game had to offer

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In the end, we can decisively conclude from the given gaming benchmarks that an $800 PC can easily give you an average of 70 FPS in most games at 1080p resolution and the highest graphics. Of course, there will be outliers to this rule but on average, this is the frame rate you can expect on an $800 PC.

Before I sign off, do let me know in the comment section down below what FPS you are getting on your gaming PC and while you are there, also mention the gaming PC that you currently own.

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