Best performance for Fallout 4

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  1. gackfack macrumors newbie

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    Anyone going to try and run fallout 4 on their iMac? I'm curious to see how mine performs after the recent games I've been playing. I'm hoping for a high setting, 2k res, 60fps solid performance. I feel like I'm only going to get medium setting at 60fps with little to no drop.
    I recently have ran MGSV on ultra 2k at 60fps the 52 hours I've played it, as well as skyrim modded with high res packs on ultra at 60fps just fine for 30+hours.

    Do you think my goals for Fallout 4 are unrealistic?
     
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    In his sig. it says, "Gaming/art machine: 4.0 i7 iMac 5k 27" w/295x, 16g ram, 2tb fusion"
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    Your machine is above the recommended specs so it should run fine.

    I've heard complaints from people saying how low the spec requirements are will mean that graphics won't be massively impressive. True or not that is a good thing for you because it should play rather well.

    Let us know how it does, I'm curious.
     
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    i have hope but no expectation. if i can get it to run on lowest settings ill be happy as my 1gb card will struggle.
     
  7. kødskjold macrumors member

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    Sorry, I don't want to hijack, but I've come across few people who mod Skyrim on an iMac. Is the high res pack the only mod you run, or are there others? I'm curious how well the m295X or m395X can handle Skyrim w/ a decent mod stack. (water/grass/weather mods, static mesh, ENB, etc)
     
  8. desmond2046 macrumors regular

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    Fallout 4 shares the same engine as Skyrim but with much more detailed texture.
    The minimum requirement is i5 2.8GHz with 7870 2Gb (Pitcairn, the same as R9 M390)
    This usually means that the iMac with M390 graphics will likely run low/medium settings at 1080p at 30fps+
    I feel that the iMac with M395X will be able to run the game:
    medium setting/1080p at 50fps;
    high setting/1080p at 40fps;
    medium setting/1440p at 35fps.
     
  9. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been running about 12 mods on skyrim just fine on windows 10 boot camp. I'll post up on Tuesday how it runs. Thanks guys.
     
  10. iemcj, Nov 6, 2015
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    iemcj macrumors 6502

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    You'll be able to run it ok. You are slightly above the minimum specs but well below the recommended on the gpu side. Mid quality at 1080p should work nicely for ya.
     
  11. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I already preloaded it off steam and I know there will be issues but I'll chance it and get furious later haha. I think your right about medium spec 1080 would be the best performing setting for me.

    Did anyone on here get on the battlefront beta on there imac? How did it run for you guys?
     
  12. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So far running on low at 56-60fps at 1920×1080. Medium is 43-55 fps but crashed after 20 mins so I'll have to try it more later. Looks like low it is for now.
     
  13. karboy27 macrumors newbie

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    Can you share some more details maybe?;)

    Thinking about buying it later today

    Late 2015/i5 3,3Ghz/M395
     
  14. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My sig has my specs but it's late 2014 imac 27" with i7 4.0, 295x 4 gig card, 2tb fusion, 16g ram I clicked the low preset setting and got that fps constantly over 3 hours of play. Medium I tried for like 10 mins but the game crashed so I'll try it again later. I'm also running boot camp windows 10.
     
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    Having played the game on my ps4 I now realise why there were so many embargoes on reviews

    The game is utter garbage. It's basically fallout 3 at 1080p at 20ish fps , the graphics are mediocre , the gameplay is boring as anything and it's just very very dull.

    Nothing has changed or improved since fallout 3 , in fact F3 is a miles better game imo , it's like they've just stood still while the rest of the gaming world has moved on.

    Very disappointing game. 2/10 and that's being kind. Give me Borderlands 2 anyday over this drivel.
     
  16. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha wow I disagree with everything you said completely. They've fixed every little thing I hated about the game and made it perfection. The graphics look a million times better than fallout 3 and better than skyrim. Is it top of the line.. no but I'm playing it on low at 60fps and it one of the best looking games I've played in the recent years.
     
  17. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But hey if you hate it that's your view and that's fine. I'll keep playing the hell out of it.
     
  18. huffy15 macrumors regular

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    I'm curious to know if anyone played to fallout 4 on the m395x
     
  19. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    It's going to be about 5-10 percent better framerate than the 295x, so instead of running at 40fps, you may get like 43. Won't be much change.

    Personally I'm waiting a couple months. Mods helped a LOT with fallout 3 to really flesh it out, no doubt it will be the same here.

    Good news though that this poster (and most of us) will get better performance than the console guys. The xbone and ps4 versions are capped at 30fps. Yep. That's it. And there's been a LOT of users especially on the ps4 side complaining of epic frame drops, likely that'll be fixed in a couple of weeks/months. Fallout 4 is a solid "wait for it" kinda game. I've waited like 7 years, I can wait a few more months lol.
     
  20. Fried Potato macrumors member

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    Gackfack, I have a maxed out late 2014 RiMac myself (4.0Ghz i7, AMD 295x, 32 GB RAM). I ordered the game today, so it should hopefully arrive tomorrow. The only thing I'm hesitating about is if it'll work on my Mac. I do have a PS4, but I only play Bethesda games on PC, as the mod support is a great part of their games.

    Would you recommend it? I'll be glad if it'll keep a minimum of 30fps with "good graphics" (no pixelated, too low resolution and such).
     
  21. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Gackfack, it'll run. You'll obviously need to be in bootcamp running windows but it'll run. 1080p and above 30fps on high settings. Again the consoles are capped at 30fps so you'll still be doing better than them lol.
     
  22. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I would totally recommend it. I haven't played to much with the settings just to see what it can do so far. I really like the performance of low 1920x1080 at 55-60fps. The fan would kick on on the loading screens but I never saw lower than 47 during heavy fan sound and a game frame rate drop which I think is a fallout problem not my pc problem. I can't wait for some mods to come out and smooth everything out perfectly. But so far I've had one crash 10 mins into the game while on medium setting running 38-50fps. The game is literally everything I could of asked for from fallout and even on low the game looks incredible to me. I've been playing mgsv and fallout new vegas and fallout 3 on my crap dell laptop that's 5 years old on the lowest settings and it looks like washed up garbage. When I play fallout 4 on low it amazes me I'm playing on the lowest quality haha.
     
  23. Fried Potato, Nov 10, 2015
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    You play it in 1080p? I might be a little too picky, but I think Heroes of the Storm in 1440p is a little too pixelated (I normally play HotS in 4k). How'd you think it'll play on 1440p medium-high settings? As I stated earlier, I only want the frames to keep above 30fps. I prefer higher quality textures with 30fps, than 60fps but with low quality textures.

    EDIT: What about the heat generated from the computer when playing? I haven't played any demanding games on my Mac (mostly WoW and HotS), but does Fallout 4 make the fans kick in repeatedly? Can this somehow be dangerous for the computer itself?
     
  24. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Heat won't be a factor in gaming. Been a bunch of tests on youtube you can look up where last years model had thermal throttling happen quite a bit but it's done now, yay skylake! Only time the temps will get higher is during max cpu tasks (like ripping high quality blu rays) but gaming just isn't that much of a constant cpu load in comparison. Fan may kick in but who cares? You won't be anywhere near in danger of hurting your computer.
     
  25. gackfack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't tried anything above 1080 but i will give it a try soon and let you know. I've played mgsv which is a couple months old and on max settings at 1080 just fine with 50-60 fps. Modded skyrim with high textures at ultra at 60fps
     

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