Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack Review

Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack Review

Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack Review

Fallout 4 High-Resolution Texture Pack Review

 
 

Fallout 4's high-resolution texture pack has been released for PC, significantly increasing the game's storage requirements and offering a significant visual overhaul. 

This new update/free DLC will require an additional 58GB of storage space and is said to offer visual improvements throughout the game, from the countryside all the way to the city. Right now the game list the GTX 1080 as a GPU requirement, which means that this patch will require a GPU with a lot of VRAM and a lot of memory bandwidth.  
 
 
 
Experience the wasteland like you’ve never seen it before with the Fallout 4 High-Resolution Texture Pack! From the blasted buildings of Lexington to the shores of Boston Harbor and beyond, every location is enhanced with ultra-deluxe detail.

  

Today we will be looking at the performance impact of this new update and let you know whether or not this update is worth downloading. 

 

Drivers 

For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when this update was released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 378.57 driver. This testing will only include Nvidia hardware as this update should only affect VRAM use and have a minimal effect on performance. 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using Nvidia's GTX 1080 Founder Edition 

 

Game Test Rig
Intel i7 6850K
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair Vengeance 4x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
GTX 1080 Founders Edition
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Most Recent Comments

07-02-2017, 13:11:42

UncleGamer
I have run this pack on a 4 GB Fury and there was no performance impact. Seems the memory requirements might not be as high as they are being stated or the HBM is showing what it can do with bandwidth.Quote

07-02-2017, 16:07:55

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by UncleGamer View Post
I have run this pack on a 4 GB Fury and there was no performance impact. Seems the memory requirements might not be as high as they are being stated or the HBM is showing what it can do with bandwidth.
AMD have "fixed" the Fury X VRAM problem by making it stream textures from your hard drive. So whilst it may run well enough it's not running anywhere near as well as it should. The textures use 5.5gb+ of VRAM. So as soon as you go over your 4gb everything slows down. It may still be playable, but you will suffer for it.

I did some testing recently and discovered that certain games came to a crawl when they used over the 4gb. Still playable, but 28 FPS instead of like 50. It makes a huge difference.

Seriously, there was no defending 4gb VRAM when it released and it's even worse now (and yes I own one and prefer to use it because it's very quiet).Quote

07-02-2017, 17:28:06

Dicehunter
That is so disappointing, 50GB for what looks like ever so slightly better anti-aliasing.

I've seen mods 1/50th the size that increase visuals more than this.Quote

07-02-2017, 17:33:50

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That is so disappointing, 50GB for what looks like ever so slightly better anti-aliasing.

I've seen mods 1/50th the size that increase visuals more than this.
Will try it tomorrow. From what I am reading it just makes things sharper and clearer.

TBH Dice I was so disappointed with the graphics that at least it's something to attempt to make it better looking, because as stock it looked like a cow's arse.

I remember the first HD pack for FO3. Some said they could not tell the difference but I could, well. It made the asphalt much sharper and more detailed. Not too bothered about the size of it tbh.

BTW guys, how do you enable it? or does it just replace Ultra settings?Quote

07-02-2017, 20:30:57

Primey
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Originally Posted by UncleGamer View Post
I have run this pack on a 4 GB Fury and there was no performance impact. Seems the memory requirements might not be as high as they are being stated or the HBM is showing what it can do with bandwidth.
There's tons of proof on the Internet that it requires a lot of memory so no they most certainly didn't lie about the requirements.Quote
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