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Monster Hunter: World performance guide: Get your PC Iceborne ready

How to get the best settings for the best performance

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Monster Hunter World PC performance: Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Storm X

Ah, the good old GTX 1050 Ti. It’s a bit old hat now the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Super have arrived, but it continues to be the second most popular graphics card among Steam users. Alas, even the 4GB version of this card struggles to play Monster Hunter: World at a decent speed, so you may find it’s worth upgrading to a newer GTX 16-series card (or indeed one of AMD’s new RX 5000 GPUs) if Monster Hunter’s Iceborne expansion is on your to-play list this year.

Can I play this at 1920×1080?

Yes, but you’ll have to make do with lower graphics settings if you’re after a smooth 60fps. On Low, for example, I saw an average frame rate of 78fps out in the field, but this dropped to just 38fps when I bumped the quality up to Mid. That said, you could probably get away with High if you don’t mind a frame rate around the 30fps mark, as here I saw an average of 36fps, but it’s not exactly ideal when fighting all those big dinos.

Can I play this at 2560×1440?

Barely, but it is doable. Once again, Low is your best bet here, averaging 57fps out in the field. Bump it up to Medium and you’re only looking at around 34fps, sadly.

Can I play this at 4K?

Sadly not, unless you fancy a 20fps slideshow, of course.


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