The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has some of the best looking foliage of any game, ever. Just how good does the foliage look on a 4-way Titan X SLI super gaming computer? There's only one way to find out.
4 GTX and still the damn foliage doesn't have most of them their own dynamic shadow ?, oh yeah very very impreeeesiveeee... ughh. :/
lol, so 4 Titans.....for ultra setting in 4k? I mean I'll be sticking to the PS4 version on high. I don't even think when I build my next PC I'll be able to play this game maxed out on 4k. can't stop laughing! Own 1 titan card..... Well bro, 3 more titan cards get you fancy grass doe.
You're an idiot if you think it requires 4x titans to play this at 4k. No wonder you've lost so many bubbles lately. Here's a hint: Just because someone uses 4x titans to play a game it doesn't mean said games requires 4x titans. Of course you're the troll that keeps trying to convince people that the ps4 is really 3.6 teraflops because of some "hidden power" you think it has. Sounds a lot like a xbox troll I know that has his own website......
" I mean I'll be sticking to the PS4 version on high." From Digital foundry in the description: "We recommend these settings in order to mirror console as closely as possible with the available presets. V-Sync: On Resolution: 1920x1080 Nvidia Hairworks: Off Number of Background Characters: Low (console actually seems lower than this) Shadow Quality: Medium Terrain Quality: Medium Water Quality: High Grass Density: Medium Texture Quality: Ultra Foliage Visibility Range: Medium Detail Level: Medium Ambient Occlusion: SSAO All post effects on except vignetting" https://www.youtube.com/wat...
PS4 On high... HAHAHAHA... what an idiot you are. A mediocre PC outperforms your Toys R Us box.
You can't cast shadows from 2D billboards without significant artifacting. Until every lick of grass and foliage is rendered to actual polygons, that's not going to happen. Nvidia has something like that as part of their GameWorks package, but it's still a ways off from being implemented into real games (especially ones that have to run on consoles). https://www.youtube.com/wat... HBAO does a pretty solid job of creating soft shadows for foliage in the mean time.
They cast shadows on 2d tree limbs... why not grass?
Tree limbs have articulated geometry.
Thats some complex junk! Looks like I might be getting a Titan card instead.
@masterfox Your're very mistaken. Only the shorter grass doesn't cast shadows, all of the taller foliage like shrubs and trees do cast shadows and are self shadowing as well. All of the foliage also has volume based translucency. Much of it also exhibits specular highlights typical of physically based rendering. On top of all that, all of the foliage is dynamic and flutters and sways in the wind. You can nitpick anything, but show me another game with the same huge quantity of foliage that's being rendered in The Witcher 3 and with the technical properties I mentioned above. For an example of some of those things (e.g. shadowing, translucency, self shadowing) look at the shrubs and trees in this shot: http://i.imgur.com/3TfBd3h....
enough with the foliage already! gadamn! if i wanted to look at flowers i would go outside and look at them in eye-melting-realism. if i wanted to play an immersive, story-driven rpg, i would play witcher 3. that is all.
The video quality of this video, even at 4k, is pathetic.
I'm impressed people find this impressive
I'm not even trying to troll or anything, but I agree, that was not impressive. The density of the foliage is one thing. In other words, how much foliage there actually is covering the ground everywhere. But graphically, it doesn't look "next-gen" to me.
What is the standard here by which you are judging it? I mean, obviously we aren't at a point where each leaf and blade of grass can be rendered as fully geometrically-3D models. Especially not for a huge open-world game with the quantity of foliage The Witcher 3 has. But if The Witcher 3's foliage isn't "next-gen" enough to impress you, then what is? It's not like most other games are doing foliage so much better (even though they're rendering far less of it). Here are some examples to jog your memory. Watch Dogs http://i.imgur.com/c16V3Fb.... http://i2.wp.com/gearnuke.c... The Order 1886 http://static1.gamespot.com... http://static1.gamespot.com... Assassin's Creed Unity http://i.imgur.com/AkYIfLS.... http://static.gosunoob.com/... Infamous Second Son http://i.imgur.com/hwAcrnI.... http://i.imgur.com/b28O2t5.... http://i.imgur.com/RnRwJNM....
ive been playing on a 970 at ultra, minus HBAO+. While its at 1080p, I dont think it looks that great. A lot of the plants kind of look like blobs that just blow around. I dont see the "individual blades of grass" at all. I think its the wind that hides it and makes it look impressive.
why would you play without HBAO+?! I play it on my 970 and it performs admirably smooth with HBAO+ on! Just needed to lower the foliage to high. Much better tradeoff.
thanks, i'll try that out. Couldnt even keep a steady 30 fps with that on and everything at ultra
hm so much compression in this video, I've uploaded high res videos to youtube before and they had far less compression than this, I'm guessing they either had a bad setting for the video capture or they used some kind of quick/low quality rendering option on their vid editing software.
The day that kind of GPU power is something everyone can afford. Is most likely long after I am dead and buried.
My eyes have melted thanks to the ultral small fonts. Not playing till they fix it
Dont wait for them to fix it. Go buy a big a$$ TV and you will be good.
I'm kind of dissappointed. I've been playing a FREE TO PLAY MMORPG called "Black Desert" and it looks and feels 5x better than this AAA title (VISUALLY). Why?
PS4 looks good enough for me. This honestly isn't that impressive.
If you ever build a good rig, you will never think that way again. PS4 version looks good but no video on the internet can truly show how much better games look on PC. I love my PS4 but theres no way in hell I am buying any multiplat for my PS4 over my PC.
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