GTX 1050 Fortnite FPS Review: Is it Good? Is it Bad?

In this GTX 1050 Fortnite FPS review, we look at how well the entry level gaming graphics card can run the game. Fortnite is definitely not the first battle royale to hit the online stores in early access, it’s also not the newest.

However, it remains the most popular. It has over 200 million registered players and it still reaches up to 10 million concurrent players during its unique live events. This is despite competition from PUBG and more recently, Apex Legends. Right now, Fortnite is unbeatable, but how well can it run on the entry-level GTX 1050? Read on!

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

The GTX 1050 is an entry-level graphics card for desktops and laptops. Nvidia released it in October 2016, more than half a year before the Fortnite Save the World was released. It was intended to compete with AMD’s lower end RX 460, and for gamers, the entry-level PC gaming scene has never looked this good, but how good is it in 2019?

The GTX 1050 is based on the power efficient Pascal architecture and built on the GP 107 chip in the finer 14 nm FinFET technology process. The GPU offers 640 shaders out of the 768 the chip offers. The core runs at 1290 MHz base clock and up to 1392 MHz boost clock speed. It is fitted with 2 GB GDDR5 type memory, although it also exists in 3 GB variant and 4 GB in the 1050 Ti.

The GPU is capable of running most of the popular eSports titles at full HD, including CS GO, Overwatch, and Fortnite.

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Fortnite Graphics and requirements

Fortnite is an online game by Epic. Its first release was the cooperative shooter survival game, Fortnite Save the World in 2017. Currently, it has three modes, Creative, Fortnite Battle Royale and Save the World. The battle royal was a resounding success attracting more than 125 million players in less than a year.

Fortnite graphics are very forgiving; it can run on just about any PC with a decent processor and a discrete GPU. The difference will be in how smoothly it plays and how it looks. The game is also available on Android, which is even slower than an aging PC.

Fortnite minimum system requirements

The Fornite game requires MacOS High Sierra or windows 7/8/10 64-bit, 2.4 GHz Core i3 processor, 4 GB RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics.

Fortnite recommended system requirements

Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or MacOS Mojave operating system, AMD Radeon HD 7870 or GTX 660 with 2 GB VRAM, 8 GB RAM and Core i5 2.8 GHz processor.


The GTX 1050 Fortnite fps benchmark shows that it can run the game smoothly. Compared to the recommended GTX 660, the 1050 is almost 30% better in game fps. At 1080p max settings, the 1050 manages 69 fps average while the 660 averages at 30 fps.


Fortnite battle royale is set to be around for a while and it has already cemented itself as a popular culture cornerstone. Even better, the game runs at decent frame rates in the lower end of the GPUs such as the GTX 1050. That is all for our GTX 1050 Fortnite fps review. If you have any question, ask in the comments and we shall answer.