The Witcher 3 Runs At 60fps at Ultra Settings on GTX980

That’s a ringing endorsement for the card if there ever was one.

Posted By | On 20th, Mar. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt promises to be a graphical beast when it launches later this year, on all platforms that it will be hitting, but it will be on PC that its stunning visual technology will really get a chance to shine. And, it appears, it really will be something on PC- assuming you have a rig powerful enough, that is.

For instance, you can run the game on Ultra settings, at 60 FPS with no slowdown, if you have a GTX980. Of course, just your card won’t matter- Gamestar, which was the first outlet to break this news after experimenting with a slew of PC configurations, used an Intel i7-4790 with 16GB of RAM.

But this is certainly some good news, and assuming you did invest in a beastly rig, it will pay off with this game. For Nvidia, this probably comes as some endorsement for their GTX 900 series of cards after their troubled launches amidst controversy about misadvertising.

Even if you don’t have a supercomputer, however, you don’t need to worry- the game looks great anyway, so you’re bound to be in for a visual treat no matter what.

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  • i3myX1

    CDProject already teased in an interview, that they initially will withhold the option of ubersampling since this feature will be overkill (As it was with The Witcher 2). They plan on giving this option within some months after release. So the ultra version is not the end of visual improvements and you might need more than “just” a GTX980.

    “How will the PC ultra version hold up against consoles?

    It will be possible to spot differences in, for example, Nvidia HairWorks, but those are very demanding graphically, so a strong PC will be needed. What I’m about to say might not be diplomatic. In the future you will be able to turn on the option of ubersampling, which, upon the release of The Witcher 2, was killing the game, and will probably do the same with this title, so we don’t want to unlock it for now. It makes the game look better, but the requirements are insane.”

    • Cakefish

      I couldn’t care less about ubersampling. It’s merely a form of SSAA. Too resource intensive to justify the increase in graphical fidelity. I count it as being above ultra settings in any game that includes the feature.

      Sounds like my 980M will net me around 40fps at ultra settings, which is fine by me, considering it’s a laptop.

    • i3myX1

      I agree, ubersampling is an option for uber-graphic-enthusiasts. I remember the performance impact in highly reduced FPS with my GTX570 in The Witcher 2.


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