In this GTX 1050 Ti for Fortnite gameplay article, we look at how the entry-level GTX 10 series GPU performs in Fortnite. The Epic Game’s title is a survival shooter game that seeks to tap into the popularity of PUBG which it is very similar to.
The game has two very different gameplay modes all based on the idea of survival. The first mode is the Player versus Environment also called ‘Save the World’ mode. Moreover, the second is the player versus player mode also called battle royale.
Fortnite system requirements
The game runs well in both modes as it does not require a very powerful system to run. The minimum requirements are a 64-bit windows 7/8 or 10 operating system or a Mac OSX Sierra.
The Mac OS must support Metal API. It also requires a core i3 processor at a base speed of 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM and Intel HD 4000 and above graphics cards.
The recommended system requirements are a GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 and equivalent DX11 GPUs, 2 GB VRAM, a core i5 Intel processor with a base speed of 2.8 GHz and a Windows 7/8 or 10 operating system.
Running the game on the official minimum requirements is not recommendable as the system is going to struggle and still deliver awful performance even if you lower the settings to low and set the resolution to the lowest possible. Integrated GPUs like the Intel HD 4000 are not the best. You will require the GTX 1050 Ti for Fortnite to play at 60+ fps in epic settings at 1080p.
GTX 1050 Ti
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a power efficient but still very capable graphics card. It was released in October 2016 with its performance ranging between the GTX 1050 and GTX 1060. The GPU is pitched at desktop gamers who have rigs without any graphics card as it slot into pretty much any system. As long as there is space and a PCI-e slot on the motherboard.
The card features 768 shader units which is 128 units more than the GTX 1050 GPU. It runs at a base clock of 1290 MHz and up to 1392 MHz when boosted. It uses a maximum of 4 GB GDDR5 memory which is 2 GB more than the recommended VRAM for Fortnite. The GPU is rated at a maximum of 75 TDP.
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The GTX 1050 Ti performance depends on the system RAM, CPU and cooling in the system. In the benchmarks by TechnicalCity, the GTX 1050 Ti averaged at 270 fps in low settings at 720p. Using medium settings at 1080p the GPU averaged at 150 fps and in high settings at 1080p. It provided 65 fps. In ultra settings at 1080p, the GTX 1050 Ti provided 45 fps while in 4K the GPU averaged at 13 fps.
Epic Games’ Fortnite is not a graphically demanding game and you should be able to run the game at decent fps in 1080p using most budget GPUs. The GTX 1050 Ti provides smooth gameplay at 1080p. If you wish to play Fortnite at 1440p and higher you should consider upgrading to GTX 1060 6 GB. Hope our GTX 1050 Ti for Fortnite guide helpful if you have any questions ask them in the comment section.