Submitted by nasty_sue 1603d ago | news

The Witcher 2 Graphics Comparison: Minimum vs. Maximum Settings

There is an interactive graphics comparison of the just released The Witcher 2. Jump over to check the differences. (PC, The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings)

RedDead  +   1603d ago
What the fujk? Minimum is much better looking than I though it would be
midgard227  +   1603d ago
hope i can run it at max though, wonder if a geforce gtx 260m is good enoough, meh probably mediuem high
inveni0  +   1603d ago
It looks like the biggest difference is texture quality. So it will really depend on vram, probably.
RankFTW  +   1603d ago
That card should run it at max no problem.

I'm gonna pick up a GTX 560 in a couple of weeks and will purchase The Witcher 2 then.
Phaqutomb  +   1602d ago
you can goto canyourunit.com to see if your video card will handle it
Scrotie_McBoogerball  +   1602d ago
I'm going to run it once it's installed. Not long now. At the guys above, the 260m should handle it in lower to medium settings smoothly enough, although it's a pretty week card today, especially for dx11.

My 1100T and my new ASUS 6970 Direct CU2 should handle it all maxed out just fine :-)

Check my bio for my specs.
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ravinash  +   1602d ago
I wish they didn't use rude pic in these things.
Bit hard to explain when they pop up on my screen at work, even if I am on my lunch break.
Kalowest  +   1603d ago
The game look wonderful even on low settings. They did a really good job make this game, and optimizing the engine.
JsonHenry  +   1603d ago
Game looks good even on minimum. Better than console capabilities even. With uberaliasing on this game looks superb for a DX9 game.

Without uber on and everything else set to ultra I get around 40-60fps. WITH uber on I get about 15-25.

Radeon 5870, 8gigs DDR3 1600, and Phenom quad @ 3.6ghz.
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bubblebobble  +   1602d ago
best getting a new pc if u wont this one yours proberly getting a bit old now
Scrotie_McBoogerball  +   1602d ago
Or you could do a little OC work and get better frames.

Invest 100 bucks in cooling and never look back lol.
gillri  +   1603d ago | Funny
shame to see boobs in such low-res, best reason to upgrade
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xtremegamerage  +   1603d ago
If one boob is not bigger then the other, they are fake.

Looks decent, min is lower textures and lower shader quality.
Darkfocus  +   1603d ago
some people are born more symmetrical then others....your blanket statement is entirely false....
Miths  +   1603d ago
I'm downloading the game from Steam now. I'm also looking forward to seeing how my aging GTX 260 (and a quad core CPU) will cope - based on posts on the Steam forum it sounds a bit like the maximum settings are intended for future hardware, a bit like the case was with the original Crysis.

Medium settings and no AA is the very best I'm currently hoping for, certainly if I plan to run at the native 1920x1200 resolution of my monitor, and that's one setting I always prefer not to lower.
Miths  +   1603d ago
(Extremely minor game opening spoilers below)

I just started playing, somewhat optimistically going for medium settings at 1920x1200 plus a couple of minor increases in the advanced graphics settings (much of the advanced stuff - eg. light shafts and various depth of field and blur effects - is simply flat out disabled). ~20-35 fps, mid 20s most of the time in the three different locales I've seen in the early minutes of the game.

Time to try lower settings, and perhaps even attempt a resolution change despite the slightly fuzzy image quality that usually brings with it.

It does look like a rather pretty game even at those medium settings - I hope that still goes for a lower compromise.
egidem  +   1603d ago
I too have a GTX 260 with a Q8400 Intel cpu. I wonder how this game will run at say 1920x1080?
Miths  +   1603d ago
I've played for four hours now and I've settled for lowering the resolution to 1680x1050. The graphics settings I'm running is medium with a few tweaks towards high.
My framerate is in the 30s most of the time, going up to ~40-50 now and then. Not a completely smooth experience, but perfectly playable without giving me headaches and nausea (which I tend to get with PC games that frequently dip below 30 fps).

I've also tried a 1280x800 resolution, which allows for significantly higher graphics settings at around 40-55 fps most of the time, but I don't really feel the added effects and details from the graphics settings make up for much fuzzier image I get with such a low resolution on a 1920x1200 monitor.
I wanted to try 1440x900 but it's not showing up as an option for me for some reason.
lucifon  +   1602d ago
Make sure you turn off Ubersampling. I also recommend getting the latest Nvidia Beta Drivers, they seemed to have helped alot! Also everyone's saying to make 100% sure you have the "3D Vision" drivers uninstalled, apparently it can half your fps - seems to be a bug.

I'm running on a GTX275 with a quad core i5 and it works great on High. Your machine should be able to handle it, it's just from looking at the forums there's performance issues with the game.
xtremegamerage  +   1603d ago
Actually dark, some people are more symmetrical, but either for women, one is slightly bigger or smaller then the other and in men, one hangs lower then the other:)

Just life.
sonicsidewinder  +   1603d ago
In the middle of a Defrag right now.

Installation WILL commence soon!
MagicAccent  +   1603d ago
You're making me jealous..
ATiElite  +   1603d ago
played the game late last night on Uber settings(560ti GTX SLi Awesome!) had some minor issues though....if you own an Nvidia card i suggest you update your drivers.

ran very smooth with new Nvidia drivers.
these pics show great engine optimization but with max settings the game is very impressive.

can't wait to get off work so i can go play some more.....Dam Job!
AndrewRyan  +   1602d ago
People should always update their drivers. That is the key to game performance.
turgore  +   1603d ago
It looks beautifull on minimum settings as well !
Pikajew  +   1603d ago
Looks great
outwar6010  +   1603d ago
is the Acer Predator G5900-1 good enough to play this well or on max????????????
lex-1020  +   1603d ago
It looks wonderful anyways, but that's quite an incredible difference.
DarkBlood  +   1603d ago
lol dammmmmmmn my computer sucks ass, i went to *can you run it* website and it failed to pass the miminum specs lol
pr0digyZA  +   1602d ago
Don't worry you cant always trust that site. I have an 8800 so they said I would be playing at the lowest setting. But I am actually playing it on high with no lag, and at my monitors default resolution.
ichimaru  +   1603d ago
what the who does the article picture have to do with the actual article?
im-12-years-old  +   1603d ago
It's a screenshot from the game...
CrzyFooL  +   1603d ago
That's not max settings. It can look much better.
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PS360PCROCKS  +   1602d ago
the tits are much better in maximum.
starchild  +   1602d ago
Freaking amazing looking game no matter how you look at it. :)
Bellcross  +   1602d ago
Playing it on my i5 2500k clocked at 4.5GHz and GTX 570 system and I'm able to play it at 60fps at 1080p with everything maxed out except uber- sampling. this game looks fantastic, I'm loving every moment of it.
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griffis007  +   1602d ago
do you guys think this looks better than the new Elder scrolls game?
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Apollyn  +   1602d ago
Plays so fluidly :) amazing game !

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