Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack Review

Conclusion

Fallout 4's High Resolution texture pack has been released

Conclusion 

 
The biggest questions that we have been asked about this new texture pack is how much of an impact is has on the game's visual quality and how much of an impact it has on game performance.

To answer both of these questions quickly, Fallout 4's high-resolution texture pack has a minimal impact on the game, with the differences in texture quality being almost unnoticeable outside of a side-by-side comparison and an almost non-existent performance impact if users have enough VRAM. 
 
The visual impact of this texture pack is so small that I would advise users to search elsewhere if they are looking for higher resolution textures, as modders have already created high-resolution texture packs which have a larger impact on the game's visuals and much smaller downloads. To say the least, this Texture pack takes up a lot more space than it is worth and most PC gamers will not want to waste this much storage for such a small gain in graphical fidelity.
 
If you are not concerned about the storage requirements for this texture pack and have enough VRAM to use it there is no reason not to, as it does provide users with an increase in graphical fidelity, though be aware that the increase in graphical quality may not be as high as you expect.   
 
This texture pack may not be the revolution that many gamers expected, but it is certainly an improvement that is worth considering if you have the hardware to run it. Those of you with strict download limits, low-resolution screens or small amounts of HDD or SSD storage may want to skip this update/Free DLC, as the 58GB download size of this texture pack is massive and will take up a significant amount of your PC's internal storage.

Most PC gamers will be arguing about this texture pack for some time to come, debating whether the improved texture quality is worth the massive download size and whether or not this mod really needs to exist in a world where modders have already created a large number of competing high-resolution texture packs for the title. 
 
 
You can join the discussion on Fallout 4's High-Resolution Texture Pack on the OC3D Forums
 
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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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