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.
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.
Benchmark Results: In Fallout 4 at 2560×1440 the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming card remained above 60 FPS in the spot that we test in. Both the EVGA and Zotac GeForce GTX 970 cards were faster than the XFX Radeon R9 390 at 1080P.
Benchmark Results: With the display resolution cranked up to 2560×1440 we found the XFX Radeon R9 390 performed faster than both GeForce GTX 970 cards on average, but it wasn’t significantly faster.
Benchmark Results: When we increased the resolution to 3840×2160 for some 4K gaming goodness the performance gap widened between the Radeon R9 390 and GTX 970’s.