Here’s what Fallout 4 looks like on ultra settings for PC

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Fallout-4

It’s a Fallout week! Thanks to some less than scrupulous people who got their hands on early copies of Fallout 4, the internet is flooded with new details, spoilers and Bethesda’s best lawyers. But I’m not going to spoil any story or character stuff here. No, instead, we’re going to talk about the only thing that matters when it comes to the PC version of Fallout 4: Graphics.

Can your big rig handle the game on ultra settings then? Probably! NeoGAF user RoboPlato has a gallery of screenshots, showing what the game looks like when the graphics are turned up to 11 on an i7 with an Nvidia GTX 970:

Remember, here’s what you need to run Fallout 4:

Minimum

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • 8GB RAM
  • 30GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
  • 8GB RAM
  • 30GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

And if you’re on console, you’ll need the following:

  • PS4 and Xbox One: Game requires 28-35 GB storage space depending on territory and languages supported.
  • Wii U: Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory album, so that you can sing about that crawling feeling in your skin.
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Looks alright. There’s no other real context to those images, and there’ll most likely be some optimisation on the way once Fallout 4 launches next week. But it looks alright at least.

Last Updated: November 3, 2015

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  • PoisonedBelial

    Pffft. Cheap graphics 😛
    *Looks outside the windows and admires Table Mountain*

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      Now I’m jealous…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      It looked really pretty this morning when I drove over Tygerberg Hill. Clear blue sky, nice ocean view, awesome.

      • Hammersteyn

        We had a cool breeze blow in from the coast this morning. Could smell the sea. It stank.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          It smells like FREEDOM.

        • DragonSpirit009

          I could also smell the sea today…. except the wind is blowing us away here in Strand.
          In other words… hello allergies, my old friend!

          • Jonah Cash

            And that is the reason I don’t live anywhere near the sea in Cape Town. The wind only picks up in the afternoons here in the Northern Suburbs. And I can be at the sea in less than 20 minutes. Good enough for me. (Like now there is no wind at all)

          • DragonSpirit009

            Sadly I’m here because of work. I was happy where I was before they moved us <_<
            Because of this place I've fallen ill ±10 times in just one year. Never had this problem back home.
            Thou on up side is the sea. I like to go splash in it every now and then.

          • Jonah Cash

            You swim in this sea???? Do you not like your heart? I come from far up north in Limpopo so cold doesn’t do it for me. When it was under 18 degrees it was a winters day. You won’t catch me anywhere near this sea!! hahahaha

          • DragonSpirit009

            I only go swim on hot days. Other times only the big toe gets to feel the water XD

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        That’s it, I’m booking flights to George, I’ll spend my time watching the Outeniqua pass…

        • Hammersteyn

          XD I’ll buy you a beer

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            I still owe you a whiskey! I am planning a trip for early next year, will definitely make due!

  • Rock789

    So shiny… Don’t go towards the light!!

  • ElFakio

    That’s pre-mods. After the modders get a hold of it they will create ultra HD , ultra ultra HD and no pc in the world can play this but so pretty HD

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That Wii U comment!!! Well done D, bloody well done!

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Cracked me up!

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    These screens look ok, but having played The Witcher 3 last night doesn’t help shaping an opinion on these screens…

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I love that it has colour now. F3 & NV were so drab.

    • Hammersteyn

      ^this

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      The colour palette (especially in that first bit) was quite good, but I suppose once you get to the wasteland bits it’ll return to old form…

      • Hammersteyn

        They bumped up the colours from three in Fallout 3 to 4?

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          Only for the introduction I believe, the part which they showed off quite extensively during the E3 showcasing, but the wasteland bit was definitely the same….

    • WitWolfy

      One of the reasons I never played it.. The palette is more depressing then our government.

  • Matthew Holliday

    a 550ti?
    CoD Ghosts didnt run on that 2 years ago.
    /logic.

    does that means this new gen shit is finally stable enough to build a PC for the same price as a console?

    • Deceased

      Build a PC for the same price as a console?

      😐

      It’s supposed to be cheaper to buy a PC Oh Mighty Matts …

      • Matthew Holliday

        supposed to, hasnt been a thing locally for atleast 5 years though.

    • Spy Master Tokashi

      PC gaming has always been cheaper than console gaming. Only the uneducated peasants thought it was not cheaper ….

      The recommended specs are not always true, it is mostly a selling point for the hardware companies.

      • RustedFaith

        Yup especially when you put the difference in game prices in perspective. I can buy a new pc every 2 years with the savings I make on games for R500 for PC rather than R900 for console.

      • Matthew Holliday

        yeah, recommended specs are balls.
        its why i questioned the 550ti spec. that cards like, so 2010.
        if it does run on that, awesome, pcs dont have to cost R10 000+ to compare to a console anymore.
        no for our game prices to stablise again locally. R600+ for fallout 4 is a hefty investment for a PC game.

  • Frik van der Hewerskink

    It really is not that pretty, Even Crysis 1 looks better, and that game is quite old though

  • Jonah Cash

    This game still looks cartoony to me. Was the previous games also cartoony?

    • Brady miaau

      in some ways, sometimes, yes, I certainly thought so.

      • Jonah Cash

        I don’t like the look at all to be perfectly honest. I like that we are going for something closer to the real world… But then again this game is not my cup of tea at all.

    • geel slang

      Wait untill you see the animations…

  • Mossel

    Funny story, I just so happen to have an i7 and a GTX970. This bodes well!

    • HairyEwok

      a 2nd gen i5 would even do fine.

    • Espee Funsail

      Fok jou…

      • Mossel

        Haha! Jy verdien meer as ek, gaan koop sommer n 980!

  • Nikola

    It looks alright graphically but who cares about that I just want to play hours and hours of it and build my own little fortress:)

  • Sarelseemonster

    Wait till the modders get hold of it. 🙂

    • WitWolfy

      The day that happens I’ll get it gladly. Hope that the texture mods aren’t exclusive to PC for obvious reasons…

      • Sarelseemonster

        It’s happening now. I mean it will be available on release. But yeah who knows what the console guys will get. I’m happy that PC will be able to Mod from day one. I was also quite happy that COD Black Ops 3 wil lalso be getting mod support from March.
        Then i’ll just get XCOm 2 and I have enough to play for a LOOOOONG time 🙂

  • HairyEwok

    Whats the best for me is the console version get’s mods to but it’s already struggling just to run the base game :P.
    1080p 30fps base….. 1080p 10fps with mods XD

    • Deceased

      To the top!!!

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        You asked for it
        😉

        • Deceased

          😀

  • ZA Ludomusicologist

    Not bad… but I expected better. 🙁

  • WitWolfy

    I’m going to be the troll here… It doesnt look THAT great…

  • Guava_Eater

    Image 2 looks like a console screenshot, specifically Xbox, or am I mad?

  • This is embargo’d. Bethesda isn’t going to be giving you any press invites or copies anytime soon.

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    lol, still looks like an xbox 360 game. hahaha!

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