Best GPU for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
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To get the most out of your time in Calradia, you'll need a good enough GPU to handle all the action Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord can throw at you. These GPUs are a great place to start upgrading your current gaming PC.

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Playing Bannerlord on your PC is a demanding task, not just because it's a massive game in scope and detail, but because it's also in Steam early access. For a GPU, you should always try and spend as much as you can. If you buy a more affordable GPU now and upgrade sooner, you'll be paying out again, which is why it's smart to go as high as you can with something like our top pick for the best graphics card.

TaleWorlds Entertainment officially recommends an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 to enjoy Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. You'll find far better GPUs listed in our collection simply because we're covering higher resolutions and targetting high refresh rates at good quality settings. We want you to enjoy Bannerlord at its best, depending on your budget.

The RX 5600 XT is just that, it's a smart choice for most gamers right now with 1440p becomign the sweet spot. This GPU will be able to handle Bannerlord at this resolution, with an even smoother experience if you turn it down to 1080p or lower the visual settings.

If you want to max everything out and go for 4K, you'll want nothing other than the RTX 2080 Ti. It's likely overkill for most PC builds, but if you have the monitor and games to boot, you'll be in for one excellent gaming experience.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.