Fallout 3 System Requirements: Can You Run It?

Fallout 3
Developer:
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher:
Bethesda Softworks
Release date:
28 October 2008 (15 years ago)
User score:
4.3 / 5 (425 votes)
Hardware demand level:
0.2 / 10 - not demanding

Official Fallout 3 system requirements for PC

These are the PC specifications advised by developers to run Fallout 3 at minimal and recommended settings. Although these requirements are usually approximate, they can still be used to determine the indicative hardware tier needed to play the game.

PassMinimum requirements

Pass Graphics card:
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)*
Pass CPU:
2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
Pass Memory:
1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
File size:
no data
Operating system:
Windows XP/Vista
DirectX:
Direct X 9.0c

PassRecommended requirements

Pass Graphics card:
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)*
Pass CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo processor
Pass Memory:
2 GB System RAM
File size:
no data
Operating system:
Windows XP/Vista
DirectX:
Direct X 9.0c

Fallout 3 performance on your PC


Fallout 3 performance on your GPU

GeForce RTX 3060's performance compared to the game's official system requirements.

RTX 3060
recommended
GeForce 8800 GT
30 fps @ low
1366×768
60 fps @ medium
1920×1080
60 fps @ ultra
1920×1080
60 fps @ epic
3840×2160

GeForce RTX 3060 is 35.6x faster than GeForce 8800 GT. Your graphics card can run Fallout 3 at recommended settings according to Bethesda Game Studios.


Projected FPS in various settings and resolutions

Fallout 3 FPS calculator: average frames per second on GeForce RTX 3060 (according to our approximations). FPS may vary depending on your operating system and other factors.

low settings / 768p
270−280 FPS
medium settings / 1080p
270−280 FPS
ultra settings / 1080p
250−260 FPS
4K / 2160p
250−260 FPS

Fallout 3 performance on your CPU

Core i5-12400's performance compared to the game's official system requirements.

i5-12400
minimum
Any
recommended
Core 2 Duo P7450

Core i5-12400 is 24.6x faster than Core 2 Duo P7450. Your CPU can run Fallout 3 at recommended settings according to Bethesda Game Studios.


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4.3 425 votes

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