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The Witcher 2 Performance?

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May 20, 2011 3:38:45 PM

Hey all,

Thinking about picking up The Witcher 2 this week and was curious what kind of performance people are seeing, and with what system specs. Seems like a beast of a system is required to run at highest settings...

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May 20, 2011 4:41:02 PM

It's playable on my i5/GT330 laptop with medium settings, but gets around 1fps if I turn everything on. I believe the maximum settings are intended for the next generation of graphics cards, though some people say they can play the game today with everything enabled.

Personally though I thought the depth of field effect looked horrendously ugly so I woudln't want it in the first place.
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May 20, 2011 9:03:32 PM

i run it at about 90 percent of max. you get nice eye candy on any card from the 88gt up.
the game does look nice on low settings and in many ways better than it could on console, so no matter what settings you have it on, it will be a nice looking game.
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May 21, 2011 2:27:16 PM

Cool thanks for the info guys, I just picked it up last night but am having a hell of a time trying to install it. My bluray drive is apparently unable to read one of the files so installation fails near the end of the first disc. Going to pickup a cheap dvd drive later hopefully that will solve the problem.
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May 21, 2011 8:33:12 PM

try copying the files to a folder on your desktop.
and install from there...
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May 21, 2011 9:04:00 PM

Yeah I tried that, failed about 90% into the copying. Looks like its a fairly common issue, several optical drives can't read part of the data2 file on disc 1.
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May 25, 2011 2:21:26 PM

I run play it smoothly on ultra, but it stutters on cutscenes. Hope a driver update will change that.
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May 26, 2011 6:07:10 AM

I had heard that the game stutters a bit even on high end machines. Is this true ?
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May 26, 2011 4:22:03 PM

I haven't experienced much stuttering, only once or twice so far during large battles but for the most part it is running very nicely for me (About half way through the campaign so far). Running on Ultra with ubersampling and ssao disabled, getting an average of 45 or so fps using Phenom II X4 2.8Ghz and 2GB 6950 w/ unlocked shaders.
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May 26, 2011 6:16:58 PM

just turn hsao off and supersampling. they are to 2 big performance killers. if its still stuttering then depth of field next, turn them off 1 at a time.
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May 26, 2011 9:49:55 PM

also shadows in the game just like smoke can be hard on the card so lower those too and you should be fine. Game is not that hard on cards I have a 5770 sapphire and I get no studder at any point and got the game on highest settings. also I think this is one of those games that run better on an ati card than a ndvidia type cards. For example I tired out sims midevil and could run on high settings but when turning the camera I got just a bit of stuttering poped in my buddies ndvidia card which I remember was lower than mine and no studder at all when moving the camera. Best answer I could get out Of computer techs is that some games lean toward one manufacturer than another
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May 27, 2011 1:33:51 AM

I call shenanigans on the entire previous poster's comment.

The transparencies won't affect framerate. Your 5770 is nowhere near as powerful as my card and I have some choppy cutscenes, but my gameplay isn't affected. Your buddy loaned you his card so you could compare framerate in Sims?!

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May 27, 2011 1:57:33 AM

joshyboy82 said:
I call shenanigans on the entire previous poster's comment.

The transparencies won't affect framerate. Your 5770 is nowhere near as powerful as my card and I have some choppy cutscenes, but my gameplay isn't affected. Your buddy loaned you his card so you could compare framerate in Sims?!

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Well at the time framerate was not my concern It was just choppy when I was turning the camera around and a friend who owns a computer store said some games run better with different cards....thats all that was. well as your card is bigger than my card( and Im not here to argue) I have no trouble whatsoever in game play or cutscenes on high res with my card
maybe you have do downclock your card a bit. I have givin that advice to some ppl and it said it worked. and not balancing out your rig ca sometimes lead to little studders like that
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