Acer Aspire Desktop Review

Latest pricing, specs and Acer gaming PC review. Updated May 2022. How many PC games will it run? Is it a good choice for a PC gamer? Should you buy this Acer computer?

For a PC gamer, the most important component in the system is the graphics card. This is the supermodel part that will make or break the setup and is responsible for making all your games look awesome. The more powerful the graphics card the higher, smoother frame rates you will get, the higher resolution you can run at, and the better your games will look. For graphics, this Acer computer has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780. We rate this NVIDIA GPU as powerful enough to run 557 games at a recommended level.

Next on the list has to be the CPU. The processor at the heart of your gaming desktop is the brains of the outfit, and is vital for making sure that you can get the most out of your graphics card when it comes to gaming performance. The number of cores isn’t vital for games, beyond four cores you get diminishing returns, but you want to make sure what you do have run at a high frequency. The Acer Aspire Desktop has a Intel Core i3-7100 capable of running at 3.9 GHz. That level of power from an Intel chip means it is rated to run 464 of the most popular 1000 PC games at a recommended level.

The level of RAM in a gaming desktop is also important. More system memory allows your PC to churn through large amounts of data quickly, and for today’s massive open gameworlds it’s vital to have that information accessed quickly to speed up game loads. Having too little RAM can mean laggy frames and a poor experience.

This rig comes with 8 GB of system RAM. It’s a bit disappointing and will limit the performance and the number of games this gaming PC will be able to run.

This pre-built gaming PC can run Fortnite - some of the the biggest PC games at a recommended level. But unfortunately it doesn't meet the recommended requirements for games like GTA V, PUBG, Red Dead Redemption 2, Apex Legends and Minecraft.

Coming in at $499.77 this rig falls into our affordable category of gaming PCs under $500. The setup can run 376 of our target games at recommended level.

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Acer Aspire Desktop
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 37%

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Acer Aspire Desktop Specs

CPU

Intel Core i3-7100

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

RAM (Memory)

8 GB RAM

Weight

18.43 lb (8.36 kg)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

44.2 cm x 17.53 cm x 39.88 cm
17.4 in x 6.9 in x 15.7 in

Brand

Acer

Series

FBA_TC-780-ACKi3

Colour

Black

Model Number

TC-780-ACKi3

Hardware Platform

PC
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Acer Aspire Desktop PC Gaming Performance

This computer will run 376 of the top PC games. Use PCGameBenchmark's Rate My PC service to test your current set up and set how it compares.

Which games can it run?

Can It Run GTA 5?

This Acer gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for GTA 5 but it can play the game with lowered settings.

Can It Run Apex Legends?

This Acer gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Apex Legends but it can play the game with lowered settings.

Can It Run Fortnite?

This Acer gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Fortnite but it can play the game with lowered settings.

Acer Aspire Desktop Features

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100 Processor (3.9GHz)
  • 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 630
  • Windows 10 Home

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