The Witcher 3: Performance Analysis 73

The Witcher 3: Performance Analysis

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Test System

Test System
Processor:Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.2 GHz
(Haswell, 8192 KB Cache)
Motherboard:ASUS Maximus VI Hero
Intel Z87
Memory:16 GB DDR3
@ 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24
Harddisk:WD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB
Power Supply:Antec HCP-1200 1200W
Software:Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
Drivers:AMD: Catalyst 15.4 Beta
NVIDIA: 352.86 WHQL
Display: Dell UP2414Q 24" 3840x2160
Benchmark scores not comparable to other reviews.

Performance

In-game settings we used for our benchmarking are displayed on the previous page, with the only difference being that we used full-screen mode. NVIDIA Hairworks is turned off because it comes at a huge performance hit with very little benefit. We used the release version with Day 1 Patch.



Video RAM Usage

VRAM usage of modern titles is becoming more and more important these days. Consoles can now dedicate several gigabytes of their memory to graphics, so developers are keen to make as much use of it as possible.



As you can see, Witcher 3 is very modest in its VRAM requirements, which is quite surprising given how beautiful the graphics are. To me this looks like good coding, so users with 2 GB cards will not have to worry at all.
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