NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 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 1920×1080 the GeForce GTX 1080 was found to be slightly faster than the Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme edition video card on the average frame rate.

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Benchmark Results: With the display resolution cranked up to 2560×1440 we GeForce GTX 1080 was still in the lead by a small bit, but was still far faster than the Radeon R9 Fury X.

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Benchmark Results: When we increased the resolution to 3840×2160 for some 4K gaming goodness the GeForce GTX 1080 FE was found to be 37% faster than the Fury X and 62% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 reference card!

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