Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Graphical Comparisons - Low, Medium, High and Ultra Detail settings

Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Graphical Comparisons - Low, Medium, High and Ultra Detail settings

 

Now it's time to compare the games default presets and judge exactly how much the visuals improve and let you guys see have a change to see what the performance losses in our benchmarks later will give you in terms if visual fidelity. 

Below in the first set of Screenshots it is clear that the largest leap in visuals comes when you jump from the low preset to the medium preset, where you can see that there is some improvement in the games textures, particularly in the dirt and that the shadow quality improves dramatically. 

The improvement in shadow quality is especially noticeable when you look at the blue trailer in the medium distance. 

 

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In the next set of screenshots we can see exactly when Nvidia's Godrays are turned on, which is in the Medium preset, particularly changing the visuals of the sky and dramatically changes the colours of a lot of the environment.   

Moving to higher graphical presets we can see the texture quality of the game continue to improve, though a lot of the differences will be minor at best, especially when you are moving quickly. 

 

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 In this screenshot we can see the benefit biggest benefit of the highest graphical settings, which is distant details. When you increase the games graphical settings beyond medium you can see that the amount of grass and other plant life increases at the far side of the toxic river, which goes a long way towards making this world look a little more alive. 

 

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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

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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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