Submitted by john2 379d ago | news

The Witcher 3's Fur Tech Will Most Probably Bring Your GPUs To Their Knees

DSOGaming writes: "During this year’s PAX Prime, Nvidia showcased its Fur Tech that will be used in The Witcher 3. In this demo, Nvidia showcased what its latest tech looks like, however it seems that this particular technique will require a really high-end graphics card in order to be enjoyed." (PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

Agent Smith  +   380d ago | Intelligent
"Without Nvidia’s Fur Tech, the demo (with one wolf) was running at 410fps. When Nvidia enabled its Fur tech, the framerate dropped to 140fps. Yeap, we’re talking about a 170fps performance hit."

Might want to redo your math there slick.
True_Samurai  +   379d ago
Here's an intelligent bubble
ShinMaster  +   379d ago
I'd prefer it if devs fixed the basics first. At least on the main characters and not random wolves.
Issues like hair going through clothes. Too many female characters with short hair.

I don't know. Just rambling now.
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Koyes  +   379d ago
May have been a typo but still very funny :L
NastyDaddeh  +   379d ago
Call me stupid but isnt going from 410 to 140 a difference of 270??????
windblowsagain  +   379d ago
I gave you the agree.

Above is incorrect. 170+140 = 310.

Correct answer is 270.
ajax17  +   379d ago
There must've been a glitch in the Matrix.
Mystogan  +   379d ago
This is the kind of thing that the Xbox One can handle perfectly fine through their cloud technology. This doesn't depend on latency.

I hope the devs take advantage of it. Maybe not now but certainly in 1 or 2 years.
Aggesan  +   379d ago
This is VERY dependent on latency. How do you think the hair will look when it's lagging behind with a full second or more? Retarded, that's how it would look.
medman  +   378d ago
Sure Mystogan, I wonder why pc developers hadn't thought of that. Oh, now I remember, because it's bullshot.
AgentSmithPS4  +   379d ago
Agent Smith: Me... me... me...

Agent Smith Clone: Me too.

The best thing about being me... There are so many "me"s.

I can't wait for The Witcher 3!
ATi_Elite  +   379d ago
wow still running at 140 fps which is 80 fps higher than 60 fps.

wake me up when the "Fur Tech" drops the fps down to under 30.

I'm sure this was ALL done without "Optimization" because Nvidia will optimize the Wither 3 after release.

also my GTX660ti SLI setup bows down to NO GAME!
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ShinMaster  +   379d ago
140fps from 410fps... If you can handle a 270fps drop, then enjoy.
gwumper987  +   379d ago
Um it says 270...
Mariusmssj  +   379d ago
I don't think CDPR is going to use the most extreme settings of the fur tech as it would just make the game unplayable. BUT then again they got almost a year to optimise it
Hassassin  +   379d ago
remember uber?
I'm ok with them using incredibly demanding settings, as long as they have some sliders to choose the quality/performance you want.
bumnut  +   379d ago
Uber sampling made Witcher 2 unplayable except for ultra high end computers.
Prcko  +   379d ago
IS gtx 770 gaming edition enough?
omg,1024x768 and 65fps with 2 wolves?
optimisation required!
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gaelic_laoch  +   379d ago
Fur F Sake!
Software_Lover  +   379d ago
Not worth the FPS drop right now. Great tech, but sacrifices too much. My question is what does this mean for us who use AMD GPU's?
john2  +   379d ago
No GPU Fur effects obviously. This new Fur is running via GPU PhysX (and I seriously doubt that developers will offer a CPU PhysX path for such features).
Raf1k1  +   379d ago
I guess it means we have no option to play with the fur tech enabled. Just like it is with PhysX effects.
Bolts  +   379d ago
AMD is a no thrills brand, they lack all the fancy pants proprietary effects that Nvidia have.

But if you're on the consoles then fur rendering is the least of your worries when the nextgen console struggles to render games in 1080p native.
Software_Lover  +   379d ago
Fair enough. No fur effects are fine by me.

I still dont understand why Nvidia does not allow Physx to be used with an AMD GPU? It just sounds like a bad business decision IMHO. They would garner more sales of their lower tier cards, by those people who own AMD GPU's.

I'm not tied to Nvidia or AMD. I switch brands every 2 generations depending on how I feel. I went from 9800gx2 to the 460. From the 460 to the HD6950 and now I'm on the 7950 (both MSI Twin Frozr). I would purchase an Nvidia card to go with the 7950 for physx. Their has to be some way to program for that, and maybe there is not.
Somebody  +   379d ago
Exclusivity. That's it all really about.

If game publishers are allowed to use exclusivity (game titles) to sell their consoles then hardware makers should be allowed to have their own exclusive features for their products. AMD has TressFX a couple of months back and now Nvidia has Fur Tech. AMD has the potential of producing a lot of exclusive graphical features since practically every game makers will be using its AMD hardware on the PS4 and XB1 so it's only natural for Nvidia to develop their own features. It's an arms race, sitting idly by the side would be very bad.

Sucks for us with different cards and yet beneficial in the long run since game makers usually will find a way to balance it out.
Mystogan  +   379d ago
This is the kind of thing that that Xbox one can handle perfectly fine through their cloud technology. This doesn't depend on latency.
MonkeyNinja  +   379d ago
"... doesn't depend on latency."

Please, explain how all those calculations make it from the Xbone, to the servers, and back again with no latency @ at least 30fps.

Even if the servers processed all the required data at .0001 milliseconds, the data would still have to make it to your Xbone, through your ISP. Then the fur data for the next frame would be sent up to the servers again from your Xbone, which depends on your upload speeds.
ShinMaster  +   379d ago
I'd ask if you were being sarcastic, but I know better from your past comments.

You sure take things to another level dude.
kingduqc  +   378d ago
Yes it's worth it...

It's not about the amount you pay, it's about the experience you get. People seems to forget that gaming is a hobby and spending 600$ Or what ever the cost is isn't really expensive compare to buying skies/hockey gear or a racing car or skydiving every now and then or mountain Climbing/scuba diving.

I Personally play in 2560*1440 resolution and upgrade pretty often to keep up with max settings + 60 fps in that resolution(shocker) and to me it's worth every penny I've spends into it. Gaming to me is all about visceral gameplay and spending a few bucks to get the best out of games isn't really big of a deal and I don't get why people always bring up cost. I don't even have a real job, I'm a student that pay the rent and the bills to eat and have internet/electricity + school and I don't get how spending a few hundreds on GPUs every year (selling older one) is such a big deal.
sourav93  +   379d ago
This is going to be the new ubersampling...
menghina  +   379d ago
Damn that's a big hit anyway I just hope I can play it on my good old gtx560ti.
thejoker1000  +   379d ago
"The Witcher 3's Fur Tech Will Most Probably Bring Your GPUs To Their Knees"
bravo sir!!
Npugz7  +   379d ago
Thats just retarded! Its just fur!!! Fur frig sakes!!
cunnilumpkin  +   379d ago
and when marigold lets that fiery red bush free, your gpu is gonna really bug out!
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mike32UK  +   379d ago
No idea why the video wasn't included in the article but here you go everyone! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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Pancit_Canton  +   379d ago
Lol. That's f***ing lame. They should focus their technology to the main character and environment instead of wolf fur. They pretty much doing the same thing on tomb raider's hair fX.
e-p-ayeaH  +   379d ago
no one said that they havent done that. ps4 will handle this with no problem if witcher 3 ever comes out for ps4.
Jovanian  +   379d ago
Good to know they're pushing their graphics TRULY into next-gen, when most other devs are all talk when it comes to next gen graphics

I just hope they make a considerable development effort on facial animation, because if you remember witcher 2 people were often devoid of any emotion when you spoke to them, and their faces would look weird
e-p-ayeaH  +   379d ago
Its like Lara´s hair (tressfx enabled) in the latest tomb raider game for pc.
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shadowmist13  +   379d ago
I lose more than half of my fps enabling the hair on tomb raider,on my prwvious gpu the witcher 2 only got 25fps on everything low and 1200 by 900 or something resolution.
GamePeace  +   379d ago
Sorry CD Project, but The Last Guardian has better animations, the feathers and pelt of the beast Looks thousand times more impressive than this. Its like you compare an ant to an elephant in Terms of animations, doesnt matter how good your PCs will be...
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Jovanian  +   379d ago
What you're doing is comparing a real game to vaporware

and that footage you saw was probably smoke and mirrors, while CDPR will most certainly deliver in their game.

GamePeace  +   379d ago
Witcher 3 is vaporware compared to TLG, dude. You will know very soon, everybody who knows Shadow of the Colossus knows that this game alone destroys the whole Witcher series, and ist a Ps2 game. When a new footage of TLG will be shown, Witcher 3 will know what it stands for, only the last multiplattformwitcher against a timeless TLG... Deep Down (PS4 exclusive) says hello to the Witcher...
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Jovanian  +   379d ago
'Witcher 3 is vaporware compared to TLG'

LOL you have no idea what vaporware means. I swear kids these days have google at their fingertips but insist on making mistakes
ShinMaster  +   379d ago
I liked the fur effect on SotO.
fullmetal297  +   379d ago
You would compare a game that uses CG cutscenes to a game using real gameplay. I swear these fanboys are becoming more clueless every day
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MightyNo9  +   379d ago
Fur tech? Jesus Christ......
DoesUs  +   379d ago
Should be ok with XB1's dual gpu setup then right? RIGHT?!
Jovanian  +   379d ago
Not without huge sacrifices to framerate and resolution, I'd imagine

I think they'll run the game at what medium to mid-high spec will look like on PC, sorta like what they did with witcher 2
DoesUs  +   379d ago
Yeah but i was taking the p!ss.
Jovanian  +   379d ago
dang, sorry I didn't get that. let me use my last bubble to just say sorry I didn't pick up on that sarcasm

my bad. anyway, I'm interested in seeing how the x1 handles this game, how it will perform, and what strings they will pull to get it to run on the hardware

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