Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Introduction

Fallout 4 is undoubtedly one of the biggest launches of this year, being the highlight of this years E3 and one of the most pre-ordered titles of recent history. This game has had real life beer and Cola made specifically for its release, had a collectors edition that they couldn't manufacture enough of and has been the game that the internet has been in hysteria for months as the game became ever closer to launch.

Now we have gotten an opportunity finally to test this title, on the most recent drivers form both sides and using both of today's flagship GPUs, the R9 Fury X and the GTX 980 Ti.

This will be the game that many players will no doubt spend hundreds of hours playing, so let's see how well it performs.  

 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using the current flagship GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. Both GPUs will be the reference design and will be ran at stock settings. 

Being a Nvidia branded title this game is expected to favour Nvidia GPUs, especially since Nvidia is heavily marketing the fact that it uses Nvidia features like TAA, Godrays and Bokeh Depth of field. We will see if this prediction is correct as we play and benchmark this game. 

 

AMD R9 Fury X & Nvidia GTX 980Ti
Intel Core i7 6700K
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Right)

  

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Most Recent Comments

11-11-2015, 10:34:35

RickPlaysWarr
Hi

I installed the Nvidia update and went with the recommended settings which were "Ultra" on my GTX 980. I really appreciate your article and photos. I got a couple hours into the game and at 1440P on Ultra it was very smooth for me.

I really am going to go in and make the changes to low quality and turn god rays off eventually. Right now i wish I had a vacation day available to actually play today

Loving it so far

--Rick--Quote

11-11-2015, 11:12:51

Permafrost
awesome review Mark, lots of info to read up on for those who are not yet playing the game.

it would be awesome if you could add in sli/crossfire scaling for people still rocking older hardware and maybe if you got time to add in i5 vs i7?

only if you got timeQuote

11-11-2015, 13:27:09

NeverBackDown
Am I the only one who's not seeing the article/and link in the OP?

Nice write up WYP, although it would be interesting to see some i5 vs i7 comparisons. Someone in a different thread reported a website benchmarking both and there were big differences between them.Quote

11-11-2015, 13:54:33

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Am I the only one who's not seeing the article/and link in the OP?

Nice write up WYP, although it would be interesting to see some i5 vs i7 comparisons. Someone in a different thread reported a website benchmarking both and there were big differences between them.
It's not there, I've added something to the OP.Quote

11-11-2015, 17:14:28

Zoot
I'm finding the performance to be pretty good thus far. I'm getting a steady 60fps pretty much everywhere, with the very occasional drop into the 40's kind of like the way Skyrim was.

That's at 1080p with an i7-6700k and GTX 780 where neither are overclocked.Quote
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