Video memory usage - Final Words & Conclusion
Graphics memory (VRAM) usage
How much graphics memory does the game utilize versus your monitor resolution. Well, lets have a look at the chart below.
That one thing that Fallout 4 is not demanding in is graphics memory. Really up-to 2560x1440 a 2GB maybe 3GB card is sufficient and at Ultra HD a 3GB maybe 4GB card is all you need. It's as simple as that. It shows in game though, the textures are pretty poor in overall quality. The graphics card memory utilization was very similar on for both AMD and Nvidia cards, so what you see above is roughly it aside from anomalies and perhaps a 20% deviation perhaps.
It's a wrap !
It is time to conclude this article. We have a great time testing the game. Fallout 4 is a truly lovely title with nice game-play, many of you are going to really like it. The graphics can be classified as okay, but can be a lot better .. and that's the honest truth as the game rendering engine is heavily outdated if you ask me. It still is a good game though as the combination of the story-line, game-play and visual experience definitely make this a worthwhile game. With pretty good quality settings modern age graphics card will do fine with the game. As always, up-to Full HD at 1920x1080/1200 an 2GB~3GB graphics card will be sufficient. Once you pass that resolution 3GB~ 4GB or better is recommended. So up-to 1080p a GeForce GTX 960 or a Radeon R9 380 would be a pretty good match in terms of valuer for money. For 2560x1440 a GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290/290X/390 is a really good value for money offering.
Remember our gameworks remarks, if you are on AMD Radeon hardware just lower shadows and god-rays one notch and you should already be fine on your framerates. Fallout 4 is a nice game-play title with a terrific story-line, yet OK graphics.
Hilbert out, peace.
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