Fallout 3 graphics performance in-depth @ TechSpot

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Recently we looked at how various ATI and Nvidia based graphics cards fared in Far Cry 2 and the results were somewhat unexpected as we found that mid-range graphics cards were capable of playing this game in all of its visual glory. Today we have yet another impressive new game called Fallout 3, which has had the same level of hype and anticipation surrounding it as Far Cry 2 did during the entire year.

Fallout 3's story is interesting enough and should keep fans of previous Fallout games happy. Still, we are more interested in showing you how your graphics card should perform in this game. Fallout 3 was built using the Gamebryo engine that has also powered other popular titles like The Elder Scrolls IV, Empire Earth 3, and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

As you will appreciate in our visual quality comparison section of this article, Fallout 3 is a striking looking game and the recommended hardware requirements are quite high. Actually they seem much more realistic than what we usually see from developers in their official recommendations.

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