Best Cpu for Fortnite

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Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by admin

Best Cpu for Fortnite – Fortnite itself is not a very demanding game, however, depending upon the graphics settings, and the resolution of your gameplay, the requirements of the CPU would change drastically.

The need for a better and a more powerful processor would be even more pronounced once you start delving into streaming, recording and editing your gameplay videos.


In this article, we looked at the best CPU for Fortnite for different type of needs, players and budgets.

1.AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

The Ryzen 5 5600X takes the mid-range by storm with six cores and twelve threads powered by the Zen 3 architecture fabbed on the 7nm process. That potent combination equates to a ~19% improvement in instruction per cycle (IPC) throughput, making the 5600X an easy choice for our list of Best CPUs.

Other fine-grained improvements, like a vastly optimized boosting algorithm, improved memory overclocking, and reworked cache topology erases the last traces of Intel’s performance advantages while delivering a new level of power efficiency. In fact, as we’ll detail below, the Ryzen 5 5600X is the most power-efficient desktop PC chip we’ve ever tested.

2.AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

But what if AMD wasn’t the value alternative, instead being the performance leader? The third-gen Ryzen 5 processors certainly have the right mix of features to accomplish that goal.

These processors come with the same six cores and twelve threads as their predecessors, but AMD boosts performance with a new 7nm process and the Zen 2 microarchitecture that brings big speedups to all types of applications that span from gaming to productivity work. Not to mention the new PCIe 4.0 interface that offers twice the I/O throughput of the PCIe 3.0 standard that Intel uses for its chips.

3.Intel Core i9-9900K

AMD’s high core counts, aggressive prices, and nods to enthusiasts have earned it plenty of goodwill. Now it’s Intel’s turn to respond. The Core i9-9900K, for instance, ships in a a translucent plastic dodecahedron obviously meant to wow system builders, similar to the way AMD impressed with its Threadripper packaging.

Intel also switched back to using Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) between the die and heat spreader, facilitating better thermal transfer to cope with more cores and higher overclocks. Ninth-gen Core CPUs are also Intel’s first with hardware-based mitigations for the Meltdown and Foreshadow vulnerabilities. These should minimize the performance impact of circumventing recently discovered exploits.

4.AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Still, though, there’s more than just core counts when it comes to a mainstream processor, as single-core performance needs to be on point, especially if you’re hoping to play the best PC games.

Now, we’re asking ourselves whether or not the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X finally dethrones the Intel Core i9-9900K as the de facto ruler of the mainstream processors. Ultimately, it depends: the 3900X doesn’t reach the same single-core performance as Intel, but we’re starting to see more games adopt multi-threaded CPUs, so that doesn’t matter as much.

And, now that people are going to be buying more CPUs for Black Friday, this will make for a more heated processor battle.

5.AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

But, if you’re trying to squeeze every ounce of performance for the best PC games, it was assumed that Intel was the best processor for the job.

But the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X may have changed all that. This CPU might just be the best available option. It’s just as capable with single-threaded tasks as it is with multi-threaded ones. AMD’s Ryzen 5000 presentation made this clear, as the company zeroed in on gaming, with creative applications taking a back seat.

Rounded out by PCIe 4.0 support, which Intel still hasn’t implemented, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X leads AMD processors to finally take the CPU crown. With it, there’s really no reason to buy an Intel processor for that gaming PC you’re building.

6.AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

It may not come close to surpassing the Ryzen 9 3900X, , especially in multi-threaded workloads, and it has inherited the Ryzen 7 2700X’s 8-core, 16-thread setup. However, it still brings to the table that raw performance for those who are on a limited budget.

With the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, you’re getting a much more affordable processor that also needs less robust cooling, and it’s simply the best processor for most people. But, don’t take our word for it; read our review to find out exactly what it’s capable of.

7.AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

That something is the Ryzen 7 3800X. AMD cranks the TDP dial up to 105W on this 8-core 16-thread chip, making it the high-performance counterpart to the 65W Ryzen 7 3700X, which is basically the same 7nm chip built with the Zen 2 microarchitecture, but with a lower TDP rating.

That chip came away from our first look at the Ryzen 3000 series with an Editor’s Choice award, going toe-to-toe with Intel’s Core i7-9700K, so it’s fair to say we have high hopes for the higher-performance model. AMD still hasn’t sampled the chip to the press, so we bought one at retail to put it under the microscope.

8.Intel Core i3-10100

The Core i3-10100 is sometimes slower than its predecessor, the Core i3-9100, and the 3300X has proven itself to be a four-core CPU that punches above its weight in popular games, making it a hot pick for cost-conscious PC builders and buyers.

Unless you need onboard graphics or must be on Intel’s LGA 1200 socket, the Ryzen 3 3300X is categorically a better choice (and if you do need onboard graphics, the  AMD Ryzen 3 3200G might finish the fight). Otherwise, in those limited scenarios, the Core i3-10100 fulfills its role within Intel’s stack dutifully enough.

The Ryzen 3 3300X and 3200G just do it better, for the money, in AMD’s.

9.Intel CPU BX8070110100F

10.Intel Core i3-10320

While both the i3-10100 and i3-10320 are 4-core/8-thread parts, the latter has 8 MB of L3 cache, while the former makes do with 6 MB.

The Core i3-10320 is essentially a Core i7-7700K with a 60% discount, and the lack of an unlocked multiplier. Both are 4-core/8-thread parts with 8 MB of L3 cache and use “Skylake” CPU cores, although the i3-10320 is designed for the more modern LGA1200 platform and clocked higher: 3.80 GHz base frequency compared to 4.20 GHz for the i7-7700K, and 4.60 GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency compared to the 4.50 GHz of the i7-7700K.

So you could think of the i3-10320 as an i7-7700K with a tiny automated overclock from your motherboard. The i5-10400/F, in comparison, is clocked at 2.90 GHz base with up to 4.30 GHz boost.

Best Cpu for Fortnite – BUYER’S GUIDE

Most Fortnite players love to stream their gaming sessions, however, if you play the game on high graphics as well as stream at the same time, then you are putting a lot of workload on the processor.

This is particularly true if you are using the CPU x264 encoding instead of GPU hardware encoding. If you use CPU encoding, like most streamers do, then you need to have a processor with a high core count.

The more cores you have the better would the encoding and the game play as the processor would be able to allocate a certain amount of cores for the game and allocate the rest for encoding your streams.

Higher encoding settings, playing and streaming on higher than 1080 resolution and playing on FPS higher than 60 FPS would require a more and more powerful processor.

You can choose to build a dedicated streaming PC if you do not want your primary PC to lag.

But if you are playing, streaming and recording your streams all at the same time, you can expect to push the limits of your CPU.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Fortnite Use Multiple Cores? How Many Cores Does it Use?

According to a study conducted by, a CPU with two cores is quite sufficient for Fortnite with highest graphics settings at 1080 resolution.

Fortunately, almost all of the processors these days feature way more than 2 cores. 4 Cores is the standard for even the weaker Core i3 and Ryzen 3 processors.


Best Cpu for Fortnite –  Compared to the rest of the AAA title games, particularly the simulation and strategy games, Fortnite does not require a top of the line CPU to reach FPS of 60 or even 120 or above.

Generally when building a gaming rig, we recommend going for either the AMD Ryzen 5 or the Intel Core i5 series depending upon your brand preference.

Unless if you are streaming on 1080p or 4k with the CPU x264 encoding on Twitch or other platforms, you don’t need a high performance processor.

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