Page 1:How We Tested
Page 2:Graphics and Rendering Settings
Page 3:Benchmarks at 1080p and 1440p
Page 4:The Best Quality Settings for 60 FPS Performance
Page 5:How Fortnite Uses CPU, RAM & Video Memory
Page 6:How Fortnite Uses Multiple Cores
Page 7:Our Conclusions (and Bonus Testing With GeForce GTX 1080 vs. Radeon RX Vega 64)
Benchmarks at 1080p and 1440p
Given that the minimum and recommended configurations suggested by Epic are quite reasonable, we're running our tests under the Epic preset with Show Grass enabled. We're also generating data at 1920x1080, as usual, but also 2560x1440.
Benchmarks at 1080p
Surprisingly, the Epic preset gives our mid-range field some trouble. None of the cards successfully maintains a minimum frame rate of 60 FPS. Only the Radeon RX 570, RX 580, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/6GB, and GTX 970 rise above a minimum of 30 FPS. According to our results, those are also the only cards (along with AMD's Radeon R9 390) to deliver sufficient smoothness.
If you own a Radeon RX 460/560 or GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti, dial down the graphics quality if you want to play at 1920x1080.
Benchmarks at 1440p
Of course, the frame rates fall further at 1440p. Only Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 3GB and 6GB minimize hitching by staying above 30 FPS. To play at 1440p on anything below the level of those cards, you'll have to drop the Epic preset and switch to High.