Last Updated on May 16, 2020 by Priyam Raj.
Fortnite is a Massive Battle Royale Game on almost any Gaming Platform You may Have. One of the Best thing that Everyone Love about the Game is it’s Compatibility with all of the Devices.
At the Time of Writing this, we’re just one Day Away from Season 6.
In case you didn’t knew, here are the Minimum Specs for Fortnite:
- Core i5 2.4 GHz
- Intel HD 4000
- 4 GB DDR3 RAM
These Specs are Officially Revealed by Epic Games itself and that was about 4 Years Ago. According to them, you should be Able to Run the Game at 30 FPS Constant at Low Settings with that Config.
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However, there is an Issue with the Current Versions of Fortnite, the Insane FPS Drops. Right Now if you have a Decent Gaming PC with a Decent DDR5 GPU, you should Expect the Game to Run at 60 FPS as long as your Settings are not on Epic Graphics Settings.
The Recommended VRAM (GPU) by Epic is just 2 GB and that is Enough to Run most of the Games in 2018 as Long as it’s a DDR5 GPU (Like the GTX 1050 Mini) and Literally any CPU like the i5 with at Least 3.0 GHz of Clock speed.
Just after Season 5 was Launched, people were Normal and were Able to Run Fortnite at 60 FPS on their Old PCs but here’s when it got Harder, just after the 5.4 Update things Started to be weird, Everyone started Experiencing FPS Drops and Started Blaming Epic for that.
We had a Benchmark Test on our Old Budget Gaming PC and found the Reason for the FPS Drops, it was Caused because of the Extreme Usage of RAM.
Benchmark (4 GB RAM vs 12 GB RAM)
Core i5-3570K CPU (3.40 GHz)
4 GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz) (12 GB Later)
GTX 1050 Mini (2 GB DDR5)
Previously with the Same Specs, we used to Get 80-100 FPS on the High Settings and 40-60 on Epic and the Ram Usage was somewhere Near 2 GB to 3 GB.
FPS: 10-60 (Kept Dropping to 10-12 FPS Every 5 Seconds or when you Shoot)
RAM Usage: 90%-99%
Because of that Unexpected RAM Usage, we Popped in a New RAM of Same Frequency and the Same Model but this time, it was 8 GB so Now we had a Total of 12 GB RAM.
FPS: 60-100 (No Frame Drops)
RAM Usage: 60-70%
Conclusion and Fix
So if you’re getting Frame Drops on Fortnite, you should check if your RAM is less than 8 GB, any less than that could cause it especially when you used to have 60+ FPS in the Last Season.
There should be No Difference between 8GB and 12 GB RAM in Terms of FPS but try to have a Paired RAM (4 GB x 2) Instead of a Single Channel (8GB x 1) because RAMs always work best when they are in Pairs.
So the Recommended Specs by Epic Games should be Changed by them Now as the Resource Demand of Fortnite is Increasing.