Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings

Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings

 The graphical options of this title will only be available to you before it launches, so sadly players will not be able to change their settings on the fly when the going gets tough. Here you will be able to change everything from the type of AA you use, how far you want the draw distance to be on certain objects all the way to whether or not you want to use features like motion blur and Ambient occlusion. 

One bug I have found while using the graphical options menu is that if you use the Medium, high and ultra presets as the basis of your personalised graphical settings you will not be able to turn off Fallout 4's Godrays. If you select off it will automatically switch to low, which is a highly irritating bug given the high performance impact of the feature. 

The only way to turn off God Rays at higher settings is to click on the games low presets and modify your settings from there, which is fairly time consuming when you just want to turn down Godrays.

Apart from this issue the graphical options menu is very usable, offering a wide range of details to adjust. Some of the most demanding settings will tell you that turning them down will have a large impact on performance, so users who want a higher framerate will definitely need to consider turning  these settings down first. 

 

 

Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review  

 

One thing that will certainly have been noticed by many of you avid PC gamers will be that it is missing a vsync option, this game is automatically capped to 60FPS, making the game unable to support displays that are above 60Hz fully, which is a real shame. 

The reason why Bethesda have decided to cap the framerate at 60FPS is the fact that the in-game physics breaks whenever your are much higher than this framerate, giving the game plenty of unique issues which hinders gameplay.

We do not recommend that you play the game with an uncapped framerate using an .ini hack or any other method, but for the purposes of delivering accurate benchmarking results we have benchmarked the game in an uncapped state, so that the comparative performance of each GPU is most noticeable.  

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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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