NVIDIA and EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 Video Card Review

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Fallout 4

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Fallout 4 is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as a Vault. Gameplay is similar to Fallout 3.  The title is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide on November 10th, 2015.

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Fallout 4 was benchmarked with ultra image quality settings with TAA and 16x AF. These settings are tough for entry level discrete graphics cards, but are more than playable on high-end gaming graphics cards. V-Sync can’t be disabled in the games options, so we edited the necessary INI files and disabled vsync in the driver software as well. We used FRAPS to benchmark Fallout 4 after you emerge from the vault and are in The Commonwealth.

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Benchmark Results: In Fallout 4, at 1080p resolution, the GeForce GTX 1060 FE came in at 95.2 and the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC beat that with a 97.4 FPS average frame rate. The AMD Radeon  RX 480 came in at a respectable 84.3 FPS, but that was 12.9% slower than the GeForce GTX 1060 FE. 

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Benchmark Results: With the display resolution bumped up to 2160×1440, the GeForce GTX 1060 came in with a score of 63.0 FPS versus just 45.7 on the AMD Radeon RX 480. This gives the GeForce GTX 1060 FE a 38% performance advantage over the Radeon RX 480 and the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC is even faster than the GTX 1060 FE! 

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Benchmark Results: With the display resolution bumped up to 2160×1440, the GeForce GTX 1060 averaged 32 FPS versus the 29 FPS seen on the AMD Radeon RX 480.

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