GTX 1050 Fallout 4 Gaming Performance: Is it Good? Is it Bad?

In this GeForce GTX 1050 Fallout 4 review, we look at the entry-level gaming card’s performance in one of the most popular role-playing games available today. The GTX 1050 is the cheapest and least powerful GPU in Nvidia’s GTX 10 series line-up.

It is, therefore, the go-to graphics card for people looking for a decent gaming experience but on a budget. The card despite being on the lower end is capable of running the most eSports games available today in Full HD, it also has a shot at AAA titles, if you are willing to dial down on the graphics. But how does it run Fallout4? Read on and find out.

Fallout 4 Overview

The years before 1997 were not exactly kind to fans of role-playing video games as very few games were released before that. Those that were released were largely unsuccessful because they could not combine the originality and playability that the players wanted.

1997 is the year that Blizzard’s role-playing game, Diablo and Interplay Entertainment’s Fallout were released. Fast forward to today, the game is still entertaining players with fresh and compelling storyline in good graphics.

Fallout 4 is a developed and published by Bethesda. It was released in November 2015 and made available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It is a post-apocalyptic action role-playing game set in the year 2287, 10 years after Fallout 3 and two hundred and ten years after ‘The Great War’ that caused nuclear devastation across the US.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 specs

Before looking at the GTX 1050 Fallout 4 benchmarks, here are the card’s specifications.  The graphics card is based on the Pascal architecture and built in the 14 nm process technology. It uses the same GP107 chip as its Ti variant but with 128 fewer shaders.

The GPU features 640 shader processing units with its core running at a base frequency of 1290 MHz and the boost going up to 1392 MHz. The GTX 1050 is equipped with a standard 2 GB GDDR5 memory running at 7008 MHz and connected using a 128-bit bus interface. The total memory for the GPU is 112 GB/s.

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Fallout 4 system requirements

The Fallout 4 system requirements are quite demanding due to its open world nature. Its minimum requirements include a 64-bit Windows 7/8/10, AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or Intel Core i5 2300 2.8 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM, 30 GB HDD space and a AMD Radeon HD 7870 or Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 2 GB graphics card.

The GTX 1050 is up to 60% faster than the minimum GTX 550 Ti, this means it can smoothly run the game. For the recommended requirements, you require a Core i7 4790 or AMD FX 9590 processor. And an AMD Radeon R9 290X or an Nvidia GTX 780 graphics card. The 780 is up to 33% faster than the 1050, therefore it cannot run the game in optimal settings.

Fallout 4 GTX 1050 benchmarks

In gaming benchmarks by Techarp, the GTX 1050 provided a maximum of 64 fps at 1080p resolution, the lowest fps was 38.7 fps and the average fps was 49.8 fps.


For its price range, the GTX 1050 performs as expected on average. Remember to pair it with faster components like processor and SSD for the maximum gaming experience. That is all for our GTX 1050 Fallout 4 review, if you have any question, ask on the comments.