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Fallout 4: PC grapics performance review
We take a look at Fallout 4 in relation towards PC gaming graphics card performance. Many graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
After something happend in the vault (I won't share spoilers here) and as survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. First or third person combat. Combat slow motion, using VATS (Vault Assisted Targeting system). Cinematic combat carnage. Highly advanced crafting system. Collect upgrade and build thousands of items. Build and manage entire settlements. For this article we take out a dozen or so graphics cards and benchmark the game. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. This article will cover benchmarks in the sense of average framerates, we'll look at all popular resolutions scaling from Full HD (1920x1080/1200), WHQD (2560x1440 and of course that big-whopper of a resolution Ultra HD. UHDTV (2160p) is 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (8.29 megapixels), which is four times as many pixels as 1920x1080 (2.07 megapixels).
Fallout 4 from Bethesda will be a popular title within the FPS gaming community - and it is looking to be one of the better PC titles released this year from a gaming point of view, less from a graphics quality point of view to be honest. Can your machine handle the wasteland? The game release is 64-bit, and thus that requires a 64-bit operating system- this in fact eliminates a number of customers. A second requirement for the game is that you need to have at least 8 GB of memory. During our gameplay testing we noticed however only 4 GB of system memory being used by the game.
The game does not run bad even on launch day, opposed to other recent titles. We do recommend you to follow that 8GB RAM memory. System RAM, especially DDR3 is cheap guys, why not make a move to 16 GB ? We'll show you graphics cards tested on three resolutions, Full HD (1920x1080), WHQD (2560x1440) and Ultra HD (3840 pixels × 2160 lines) along with some Frametime measurements as well.
Let the game begin ...