GTX 1050 Destiny 2 Review : Is it Good? Is it Bad?

In this GTX 1050 for Destiny 2 review, we look at the performance of the entry-level graphics card to know how well your desktop or laptop will handle the game.

Not every gamer has the extra cash to build a high-end gaming rig, Nvidia which was known for its high-end graphics cards knows that and that’s why they came up with the GTX 1050.

The graphics card is intended to provide a smooth gaming experience at a low cost. The GPU is capable of running most eSports games such as Overwatch, CS GO and Fortnite in full HD at maximum settings. And like its competitors in the entry-level segment, the AMD RX 560 and RX 460, it can run the attest games in Full HD as long as you are willing to dial back the game settings.

Destiny 2 Overview

Destiny 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter game developed by Bungle and published by Activision. It was released in September 2017 for Xbox One and PS4, a Windows PC version followed a month later. The game is a sequel to 2014’s Destiny 1. The game is currently online only.

Destiny 2 Graphics

The science fiction saga comes blasting like a fireworks display, something that’s similar to the first game. The game has great effects, for example, the realistic looking rain in the outdoor scenes and excellent fire and smoke effects. The game has great textures and details, which makes it enjoyable even in the lowest settings.

On requirements, the game is very modest compared to other AAA games that require over 4 GB VRAM. For maximum settings at Full HD, the game requires at least 2.7 GB. Which is bad news for the standard 2 GB GTX 1050. The 3 GB variant should handle the game without any problem.

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Destiny 2 hardware requirements

The game’s minimum requirements are moderate although low-end graphics, such as the Intel HD 630 cannot cope. For medium and high details in 1080p, you require at least a GTX 1050 although the MX150 can reach 60 fps in 720p. The game’s framerate is limited to 200 fps.

The GTX 1050 for Destiny 2 review results show that the minimum requirements include; 64-bit Windows 7/8/10, AMD FX 4350 or Intel Core i3 3250 CPU, 6 GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7850 or GTX 660 with 2 GB VRAM and 68 GB available disk space.

The recommended settings include a GTX 970 or a GTX 1060 6 GB. Both recommended graphics cards are at least 50% faster than the GTX 1050.

Benchmarks

In the gaming tests by Notebookcheck, the GTX 1050 averages at 99 fps in low settings at 720p, 56 fps at medium settings at 1080p. And, 50 fps at high settings in 1080p and 39 fps in ultra-settings at 1080p. At 1440p, the GTX 1050 puts out 18 fps.

Verdict

Destiny 2 is not the most demanding game available right now, but to enjoy it maximum details at 1080p. You require at least a GTX 1050 Ti GPU. This is because it has more VRAM than the standard GTX 1050. However, the GTX 1050 runs the game smoothly at lower presets. That is all for our GTX for Destiny 2 review, if you have any question ask in the comments.