Fallout 3 System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2400+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2400 Series or NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • HDD: 9 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 3800 series or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 9 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Fallout 3 Requirements
Fallout 3 requires a Radeon HD 3800 series graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 2 GB will also be needed to achieve the Fallout 3 rec specs and get 60FPS. Minimum RAM requirements are 1 GB system memory. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 9.00. We suggest a 14 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.46
How well optimised is Fallout 3 for PC? 8.1
8.1
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Genres: RPG , Action
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Fallout 3 System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
1 GB
2 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows XP 32-bit
DirectX
9
9
HDD Space
9 GB
9 GB

Fallout 3 PC Release Date:

31 Oct 2008

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16:54 Nov-20-2017
Can I run Fallout 3 on medium?
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95.2381% of 21 people think this can run

Can I run ? on medium settings or something?

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08:09 Oct-22-2017
Can I run Fallout 3 on low?
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10:53 Dec-05-2018

I voted yes because... I have a similar machine but with a GT 520 and I can play it between medium and high

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15:57 Jun-18-2017
Can I run Fallout 3 at 60FPS on ultra at 1440p?
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23:58 Apr-21-2018

I voted yes because it's overkill for such an old gam?.

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17:31 May-14-2017
Can I run Fallout 3 on low?
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18:04 Feb-03-2017
Can I run Fallout 3 on low at 720p?
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18:13 Nov-18-2018

I voted yes because... It's an old game

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10:49 Dec-05-2018

It's overkill for this old game (if i can run it between medium and high at 1080p with a Core 2 Quad Q6600 / 4GB ram and a Geforce GT 520, yours is more than enough for 720p low)

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17:47 Jan-07-2017

This game crashes too much...........
Bad work Bethesda

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19:50 Nov-20-2016
Can I run Fallout 3 on low?
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13:28 Sep-09-2016
Can I run Fallout 3 at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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13:49 May-31-2017

i voted no because your computer is crap lol

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04:50 Jun-10-2017

actually I can run on low with -30fps lol

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02:07 Aug-15-2016
Can I run Fallout 3 at 30FPS on low at 720p?
Pentium G3250 3.2GHz Intel 82945G 4GB
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03:08 Aug-06-2016

What's up with the optimization score? This game is so terribly optimized!

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10:55 Jul-10-2016
Can I run Fallout 3 at 60FPS on high at 4k?
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02:52 Apr-30-2016

Setup for this page is wrong. It told me to upgrade is a gtx 970 with 16gb of ram a xeon cpu.

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11:59 Apr-29-2016

any chance?

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16:43 Apr-27-2016

guys I didn't build my rig, I have a HP dc7600 can I run at all possible lowest setting and performance booster mods could I run fallout 3 at 30fps at 800 X 600

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23:43 Apr-12-2016

can i run this at 1024P 75 FPS?

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20:58 Apr-25-2016

i would say you would be able to run this at that resolution at low settings to get a stable 60fps

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16:55 Jan-05-2016

Fps with my rig at 1024x768 and what settings?

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11:23 Feb-20-2016

u'll be able to run it but with 1024x768 resolution u'll be lagging, my guess is
lowest settings+lowest resolution u MIGHT get 30 fps !

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01:59 Jan-04-2016

¿Can i run this game? Thanks!

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05:39 Mar-13-2016

you should be able to run it between medium and high settings. just play with them until you get them how you want. use steam fps counter to help you out.

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12:27 Jan-03-2016

I can run this on maxed out no VSync with like 150fps right?

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08:17 Dec-12-2015

what fps would i get with my rig at 1280x720?
i overclocked my graphics card from 573mhz core clock 800mhz memory clock to 700mhz core clock and 1000 memory clock so i guess it's an improvement. :D

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14:01 Dec-10-2015

Can I run this?

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14:35 Dec-10-2015

Sure :) High settings no problem!

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