Fallout 4 (DirectX 11)
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 Vault 111. Gameplay is similar to that of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. The player completes various quests and acquires experience points to level up their character. With first-person and third-person perspectives available, players can explore Fallout 4's open world setting at will, allowing nonlinear gameplay. The player can bring companions to assist in battles and help with scavenging. Players have the ability to construct and deconstruct buildings and items, and use them to build settlements, which can attract and be inhabited by non-playable characters. –Wikipedia
Settings used for Fallout 4
Much like Dirt Rally before it, the GTX 1080 has a solid showing against the other cards we are testing it against, including the GTX 980 Ti, which falls 21% behind at 2560×1440 testing. The Fury X is 39% slower, while the GTX 980 is 59% slower than GP104. If you happen to have a GTX 980 SLI configuration in your rig, sit tight – you still have a 10% advantage!
At 4K everything looks good for all parties involved in terms of frame times and variance, though once again NVIDIA is in the driver seat with both the first, second and third place finishes in this benchmark. It's great to see that Fallout 4 can still stretch some PC hardware, with the GTX 1080 pulling in just under 50 FPS with maximum image quality settings.
|GeForce GTX 1080 8GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Fallout 4|
|GTX 980 Ti||GTX 980||R9 Fury X||GTX 980 SLI|
This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind. The GTX 980 SLI configuration has two decent wins over the GTX 1080 in Fallout 4, but it amazes me that a single GP104 is SO CLOSE to crossing the performance boundary of a pair of the last generation GM204 chips.