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In a desperate war for Earth's survival against an unrelenting alien enemy, the only way to defeat them is to become one of them. Earth is under siege by the Strogg, a barbaric alien race moving through the universe consuming, recycling and annihilating any civilization in their path. In a desperate attempt to survive, an armada of Earth's finest warriors is sent to take the battle to the Strogg home planet. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth's valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, or in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission to the heart of the Strogg war machine. Battle through early missions as a deadly marine, then after your capture, as a marine-turned-Strogg with enhanced abilities and the power to turn the tide of the war.
Low vs Ultra Quake IV Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a GeForce GTX 1050 get @ 1080p?

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Quake IV

GeForce GTX 1050

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 1050 Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 4 year old GeForce GTX 1050 while playing Quake IV we quickly see it can get a very strong 200+ FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to Quake IV rec requirements, it would make more sense if you pushed it up to 1440p or 4K, where even at Ultra 4K graphics settings the GeForce GTX 1050 will still get a solid 200+ FPS.

With a system housing a graphics card like the GeForce GTX 1050 and some 0.512GB RAM, we will see a strong 4K Ultra result in Quake IV. Look for a processor like the Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz CPU to go with this setup and Ultra is a sure thing.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what Quake IV screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 200+ FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 200+ FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 200+ FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $0.05 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $0.07 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $0.11 per frame.

GeForce GTX 1050 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Quake IV

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