Okay, so for Christmas, my parents got me an iBUYPOWER gaming computer, and it runs every thing fine so far.
And recently I bought Fallout 4...it runs like fucking shit on this computer.
And yes, I even have quality settings at the very lowest. Is there a way to make the game run at 60fps WITHOUT buying a new computer all together, or did I waste 60 bucks on Fallout?
tl;dr My gaming computer can't run Fallout 4 for shit, and I need help.
Yes, it's shit, but your real problem with Fallout 4 is probably that CPU. Bethesda's engine is mostly a pile of hacked together middleware crap from 10 years ago and it heavily depends on the CPU cores' individual performance; AMD designs have like 60-70% of Intel's.
OP its most likely that your GPU is an AMD one.
Fallout 4 was optimized more for nVidia GPUs.
My 290 gets 28 fps in Boston at most maybe while my friend's 970 gets 45-60.
Just get a new GPU if you're desperate.
Welp , why are you surprised , look at your fucking GPU
Honestly OP just tell your parents that you got some well informed advice from professionals and tell them that the company ripped them off and the money could be better utilized if you built a computer yourself or had somebody build it for you.
That's a meme tier processor, low Ram, and likely a meme tier GPU.
Well shit. My computer fucking sucks...well...thanks guys. You've really helped me out. I'll see about upgrading it.
Fuck off retarded kid. /g/ is not for your gayming shit
Go fuck yourself
If you are able to return it then you are better off doing so and building your own computer.
Otherwise, you're better off salvaging what you can (the case, fans, maybe the motherboard, and RAM) and just replacing the PSU, GPU, CPU and adding more dedotaded wam when you can
I have your same processor paired to a 7870ghz, which is the same as a r9 270x, which is the same as an r7 370.
It was a decent budget build 3 years ago when I built it, but you're not going to be playing the latest games at smooth 60fps even with a lot of stuff turned down. With your even shittier graphics card, I'm surprised you've managed to play anything at all.
That build was a waste of money at this point. Your only option is to get an 8320 and pair it with maybe a 380 or 390, or start from scratch with an i5 build.
Fallout 4 is pretty badly optimized. I can get a decent 30-40fps without too much going on and quite a few settings turned to medium, but it tanks to half that in Boston or with too much going on.
Tl;dr that pic is shit, build a new one.
Your motherboard almost certainly doesnt have the power delivery to support a better CPU.
Your PSU almost certainly doesnt have the wattage to support anything higher than a 750ti, which you shouldn't get.
Your current CPU and GPU are shit and need to be replaced.
Your current memory is insufficient.
Literally the only thing you have that you can carry over is the HDD and that ugly case.
You need to return that entire system and build your own, or buy from a site like NCIX and pay the $50 to build it for you if you're that incompetent.
Oh, and to all those who say Fallout 4 performs like shit on AMD hardware, open your global graphics settings and change tesselation to override: max 4x. 8x if you're stupid. You'll see virtually no change and massive FPS improvements. My roommate runs FO4 on a R9 270 on a mix of high/ultra settings at 60fps with dips in certain places down to 40.
This is wrong as fuck.
I built my PC 2 years ago with a GPU that cost ~$200 at the time and I'm running Fallout 4 on high settings. There's much more to your PC that can be salvaged, desu if you just buy a new gpu you'd probably be good. It'd run you about $150-$250 to play it on medium - ultra
To all the people telling him to buy an FX-8320, you're going to either fry his motherboard's VRMs or suffer horrible thermal throttling. Not due to CPU temps, but VRM overheating. You can't stick a 130W chip on a board that can barely feed a 60W chip, and if you believe there's an 8 phase VRM design in there or even heatsinks on a 6 phase VRM, then I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you.
>Just remembered anything related to checks at all are against the rules outside of /b/
>I'm probably retarded
>shit single threaded perf from the CPU, doesn't affect the GPU perf. Wouldn't be different from a 8320 r9 390
>fried motherboard implies a fucked PSU, which is irrelevant
What are you telling me here? Not OP btw.
PSU will be fine.
Motherboard probably not. Only 970 chipset board I know of that can handle an FX-8320 including OC headroom is the GA-970A-UD3P, and only the UD3P version.
You could probably get by with an 8370e if you at least have a heat sink on your VRMs, but I wouldnt overclock it.
Oh, and CPU performance does affect GPU performance in a way.
GPU is good for X fps in a game at certain settings
CPU is good for Y FPS at those same settings
You get whichever is fps is lower. It's way more complicated as it's really done on a by-frame basis and it can even alternate between limiting factors from one frame to the next, and GPU draw calls themselves must be done by the CPU, but bottomline: yes. CPU performance obviously CAN affect Perceived GPU performance.
As a side note, this is why people say 4k is less of a CPU bottleneck. It isn't true, but the amount of GPU horsepower to achieve the same fps as 1080 is absolutely massive.
It's also why no CPU exists today that can drive demanding games for 144hz panels. The GPU horsepower exists (for 1080p, usually), but the CPU does not.