While looks aren’t always everything, playing Fornite in 4K certainly looks good to say the least. However, gamers with even higher-end GPUs often find that it just lags way too much when they turn up the display resolution.
Here we have a Fortnite 1080p vs 1440p vs 4K FPS comparison to see just how much these impressive graphics settings will cut into your frame rate.
Eye-candy might be nice, but not getting fragged because of a graphics glitch is even nicer. We ran our Fortnite 1080p vs 4k vs 1440p comparison benchmarks with a MSI Trio X GTX 1080 Ti graphics card attached to a PC with an Intel i7 8700K CPU.
Everything was equal between the three test runs except for the display resolution. We even played as the same hero to keep things fairer than an online match where no one’s using an aiming script.
Considering that the 1080 Ti is one of the hotter graphics adapters on the market, we ran the Fortnite 1080p vs 4k vs 1400p comparison with the quality level turned up.
Things like View Distance, Shadows, Textures, and Anti-Aliasing were adjusted before we ran the test. Other than the frame counter, nothing else is running that could slow Fortnite down.
Our results surprised us a whole lot since they weren’t quite what we were expecting out of this kind of test!
To make sure there was plenty of power behind the test, we used a beefy gaming rig built around an Asus Z370-G motherboard with 32GB of DDR4 RAM running at a clock speed of 3GHz. In spite of all this gear, we were still pretty stunned by the the results of our Fortnite 1080p vs 1440p vs 4K benchmark.
Fornite can limit frame rate, but we turned this off and played only in fullscreen mode the whole time. Who wants to enjoy high resolution graphics in a window anyway?