The 5 best AMD processors to play Fortnite in 2022

The 5 best AMD processors to play Fortnite in 2022

Fortnite is one of the most graphically intense battle royale games in the world today, given the dual processing requirements of in-game combat with shooting and building. With the increase in system requirements, ensuring smooth gameplay is becoming more expensive.

AMD’s Ryzen lineup has been making headlines in various price segments as the product of choice for power PC and laptop users. Major brands have also taken note of this change, with AMD processors and their robust integrated graphics being the best choice for gaming laptops and out-of-the-box PCs.


Best AMD Processors with Integrated Graphics for Fortnite (July 2022)

This list is in ascending order of the value these processors provided at their respective price points.

5) Ryzen 3 5300G

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The Zen 3 APU and Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics engine come together in this CPU to provide stellar 720p Fortnite performance, with many comparing it to the more expensive Ryzen 5 5600G. The chip is compatible with AM4 motherboards and remains stable under heavy overclocking.

One of the most profitable options today, the 5300G’s exclusive OEM sale is its only major flaw. This means that the processor is only sold to large corporations for use in off-the-shelf PCs or laptops.

Cores/Threads 4/8
Base Clock/Boost Clock 4.0GHz/4.2GHz
overclock Yes
TDP 65W

Readers can get this chip through resellers who sell the CPU without an original cooler for a small premium.


4) Ryzen 5 4600G

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What gives the 4600G such a great deal is that, due to its state-of-the-art Zen 2 microarchitecture, CPU prices dropped dramatically after new options were introduced to the market. It includes a Radeon RX Vega 7, which can deliver enviable 720p performance in almost all games, including Fortnite.

Cores / Threads 6 / 12
Base Clock / Booster Clock 3.7GHz/4.2GHz
overclock Nope
TDP 65W

The APU is available at a discounted price of $177.99 from Newegg and can be purchased for between $175 and $200 on various platforms.


3) Ryzen 5 5600G

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Advanced users should pay attention to this section as this is the best chip for them on the market and won’t burn a hole in their pockets. It comes with a solid Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics engine that provides decent Fortnite gameplay even at 1080p and exceptional performance at 720p.

The two factors that add value to this package are the integrated CPU cooler, which allows for stable overclocking, and the fact that the 5600G is much cheaper than the competing i5-11600K.

Cores / Threads 6 / 12
Base Clock / Booster Clock 3.9GHz/4.4GHz
overclock Nope
TDP 65W

This APU is officially listed at $259, but can be purchased for around $180-$200 from various sellers on Amazon.


2) Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G

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With its eight Zen 2 core sets comprising 16 threads and a Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics engine, this chip can run at up to 2100 MHz. Like the 5300G, this processor is also OEM-only, meaning it is only sold to corporations that make PCs and laptops out of the box.

This doesn’t mean that readers can’t get their hands on this APU, as various resellers will make it available to users building their next PC. Such resellers will usually sell the product without a case or CPU cooler and charge a small premium over the base price of the chip.

Cores / Threads 8 / 16
Base Clock / Boost Clock 3.6GHz/4.4GHz
overclock Yes
TDP 65W

Users with other graphics processing needs like video editing, along with Fortnite, should consider investing in the 4750G.


1) Ryzen 7 5700G

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In a nutshell, this is the absolute best APU on the market at the time of writing and can deliver amazing 1080P Fortnite gameplay on par with various dedicated GPUs from the past few years.

The 5700G is understood to be a more readily available and slightly more powerful version of the 4750G, as the processor is directly available to consumers through AMD and has higher base and boost clocks. Minor updates to the 4750G can result in significant real-time improvements to the user’s Fortnite experience.

Cores / Threads 8 / 16
Base Clock / Booster Clock 3.8GHz/4.6GHz
overclock Yes
TDP 65W

The best in the business is officially listed at $359, but is usually available between $275 and $310 on Amazon.

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