Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack Review

VRAM Usage

Fallout 4's High Resolution texture pack has been released

VRAM Usage

To test VRAM usage we played the game for several minutes within Diamond City, with the game's texture requirements shooting up from around 3GB to just over 6GB at 4K on our GTX 1080.  

When it comes to VRAM USE GPUS frequently overfill their VRAM, just in case the GPU needs any of these additional files. This means that Fallout 4's High-resolution texture pack can be played on GPUs with less than 6GB of VRAM, not 8GB like Bethesda state in their system requirements. Yes, PC players will need a GTX 1080 or a similarly powerful GPU to play this game at 4K ultra settings with a reasonable framerate, but that doesn't mean that those with lower end GPUs will be unable to play this game with high-resolution textures. 

 

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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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