The purpose of this article is to provide benchmarking data for Fortnite with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. Fortnite, released in 2017 has become one of the world’s premier First Person Shooters. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti has been a top graphics card according to the Steam Hardware Survey. Today, it ranks as number four, but in the past it has dominated the number one spot.
That being said, Fortnite has undergone multiple upgrades and recently went to Unreal Engine 5. This benchmark was performed on Chapter 3, Season 4. This upgrade has provided a lot of graphics features. This in turn has resulted in worse performance for older graphics cards, like the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which was released in May of 2016.
Before I jump into the benchmark, let’s talk about how we benchmark PC games. There are three components which we take into consideration when benchmarking PC games. The first component we look at is the hardware of the PC.
PC Hardware for Fortnite Benchmark with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
For this benchmark, I used the following hardware:
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
RAM: T-Create Classic 10L DDR4 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming, 4GB GDDR5
SSD Drive: T-Force Vulcan G 1TB SLC Cache 3D NAND TLC 2.5 Inch
This hardware is above and beyond the Fortnite recommended system requirements, but it still does not seem enough to really be a recommended configuration. I would say this setup is more of a bare minimum requirement that leaves a lot of room for improvement. I would not want to play Fortnite on anything less than the hardware listed above.
Fortnite Resolution for GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
The second component when measuring benchmarks for PC games is resolution. Given the latest upgrades to Fortnite and the legacy technology in the GeForce 1050 Ti, I could really only play this game on 1080P resolution. Higher resolutions like 1440P just would not work with this hardware setup. It would have led to some serious stuttering that would not have made the game playable. Normally, you can do things to fix stuttering, but if you don’t have the hardware, then there’s no use.
Fortnite In Game Settings for GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
The Fortnite in game settings I chose could have been altered to produce a better experience (higher frames per second). That being said, the tradeoff was not worth it for me. I liked the better graphics and the stuttering was not noticeable enough to make a difference in my KD ratio or game experience. The graphics quality settings include:
- Antialiasing & Super Resolution: Temporal anti-aliasing
- 3D Resolution: 100%
- View Distance: Epic (this could have been reduced in my opinion)
- Shadows: Medium
- Textures: Epic (This could have been reduced)
- Download high resolution textures: on
- Effects: High
- Post Processing: Medium
The advanced graphic settings include:
- VSYNC: Off (not needed as my graphics card and monitor refresh rate are in the same ballpark, 60FPS/60Hz)
- Show FPS: On (so that you can see how many frames per second you are pushing)
- Rendering Mode: DirectX 11
- Allow Multithreaded Rednering: On
- Use GPU Crash Debugging: Off
- Latency Markers: Off
- NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: On
Fortnite FPS Benchmark for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Benchmarks for PC games are always provided in frames per second (FPS). FPS measures how many frames per second get pushed out by the graphics card. The higher the FPS, the better gaming experience you get. Ideally, you want to be above 60 FPS for smooth gaming without stuttering.
During this benchmark, I noticed that when there was low activity, the GTX 1050 Ti was able to get up to 60 FPS. However, during high levels of activity where multiple players were shooting, the FPS dropped to about 45. Luckily, I did not notice a whole lot of stuttering with that.
Conclusion: GTX 1050 Ti Works Good Enough
I found that the GTX 1050 Ti works good enough on Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4. The FPS was not horrible and I hardly noticed any stuttering. I could have also turned down some of the settings to make for a better gameplay experience, but I didn’t really see the need to. The GeForce 1050 Ti was good enough. I would not use the GeForce 1050 Ti, though for any higher resolution or graphics settings. For that, I would recommend either an NVIDIA 2080 Super or NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti.