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.
Want to see what other graphics cards make of Monster Hunter: World? Here’s a handy list of links:
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- AMD Radeon R9 270
- AMD Radeon R9 290
- AMD Radeon RX 570 (8GB)
- AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
- AMD Radeon RX 590
- AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (4GB and 8GB)
- AMD Radeon RX 5700
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT