Fallout 4: PC graphics performance review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We test Fallout 4 from Bethesda with multiple modern graphics cards. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frame times, graphics memor...

    Fallout 4: PC graphics performance review
     
  2. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    Apparently Nvidia's godrays are having a significant effect on performance despite no visual difference.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterra..._nvidia_sabotaging_performance_for_no_visual/

    I'm kinda curious to see if the tessellation bit these guys are talking about is true. Would it be possible to retest the Fury X with the manual tessellation slider set lower?

    Nvidia needs to get it's **** together. Even if it did make a visual difference, God Rays shouldn't effect performance by 30%..
     
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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    God Rays did the same thing to FC4, its an insane resource hog. All those cards benchmarked will improve performance by quite a bit with the option lowered/disabled.

    Besides all this, AMD need new drivers. Hopefuly soon...
     
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    Denial Ancient Guru

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    All the cards will benefit but AMD's cards will benefit more because their tessellation performance is worse. It should even the playing field a bit and considering the option literally has zero noticeable effect on visual quality (from what I can see) it almost feels like it was done intentionally. They should have just called it "30% framerate limiter"

    Gameworks is garbage and it just needs to go away.
     

  5. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    Looks like AMD are having a hard time competing with Nvidia's GPUs.
     
  6. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    it's been for long time like that, ever since maxwell.

    Game seems to run well, remember guys u don't need to max out everything even you can, all games have useless options that are meant for E-Pen to show up.
     
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    ruiner13 Member Guru

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    Does SLI work? Crossfire?
     
  8. Batboy

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    Outdated graphics. Sad.
     
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    outdated graphics or not - I'm having a blast and it's nice to see my i5-2500K and GTX 770 4Gb easily copes with it - to be fair Fallout 3 also had underwhelming graphics (for the time it was released) - there'll be plenty of graphics mods soon enough to add eye candy

    enjoying the game
     
  10. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the review, Hilbert.

    I've seen some benchmarks on pclab and even 980Ti was struggling to achieve 60fps score @ FullHD, in some scenes, which was a bit surprising. Your results appear to be significantly higher.

    Also, it appears that that i3 + 750Ti is more than enough not to drop <30fps on high with only some settings dropped to medium. With 30fps lock it appears to be really ok for such game. For some weird reason, I've seen it drop <30fps on consoles o_0
     
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  11. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Great review as always boss! :thumbup:

    Don't have the game yet but my 980Ti@1500/7800 is eagerly waiting for it! :D
     
  12. Turanis

    Turanis Maha Guru

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    Thanks Hilbert! :)
    Ofc graphic is outdated,but the gameplay is there.

    Ofc Amd & Nvidia old cards have issues and performance loss,because of GameWorks:

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    On Low this setting is ok.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Read my remarks on Godray and Shadows. Set it at high, the rest can be Ultra.
     
  14. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Just gotta wait for the sodding thing to download now. 5.2 GB off the DVD then another 18.8 GB over a 2 Mb/s connection...

    Thanks for the review, boss.
     
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    Matt26LFC Ancient Guru

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    Blimey and I thought at 30Mb/s it was taking a long time lol

    Looking forward to playing this 2morrow night :)
     

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    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Thanks, I missed that.
    That explains a lot... including that one should rather disable that feature.
     
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    Nice review man! I should be able to get stable 60 with Godray low or off, since many say it doesnt really make much different!

    4 more hours until i get home tho!!!!
     
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    So outdated graphics, but over the top graphics requirements.

    That really doesn't make much sense, but that's Gameworks for you.

    In any case at least there seems to be decent gameplay.
     
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    Hey Bethesda, fix Skyrim...oh wait, unofficial patches :)
     
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    For those who keep talking about the bad graphics in the game, I have one question for you.

    Are you just looking at screenshots or are you basing this off of what you're seeing real time in game?

    The game looks pretty amazing in motion in gameplay, and uses environment effects very well. The game to me looks "realistic." Not some shiny, over specular mapping crap that you see in a number of games today or worse, an abundance of motion blur.
     

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