When it comes to gaming, your CPU and GPU will do the heavy lifting in your PC

Your memory (RAM) and storage drives also matter, but as long as you have 16GB of RAM and 1TB or more of solid-state drive (SSD) storage

A CPU is kind of like a PC’s brain, where every task is analyzed and sorted into the right bins for further action

A GPU is optimized for simple tasks with a lot of separate calculations—like calculating what color to display on each pixel of your screen

If you mostly play games 2D games, PS3-era or older games, you can get by with just about any PC built in the last 5 years

At 1080p, most games will aim to run at 60fps with this level of hardware—the most popular GPUs used for PC gaming are the Nvidia GTX 1060, GTX 1650, and GTX 1050 Ti

For more intensive games like Cyberpunk 2077 or The Medium, you may need to lower the graphics settings to keep the frame rate above 60fps

The new Acer Nitro 5 hits this benchmark exactly, running Cyberpunk 2077 at 61fps with 1080p ultra graphics