Not sure if this is the right spot for this post. I recently bought and installed the Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition but I was hoping I was going to be able to max it out and still get a consistent 40 FPS+.
I do understand that the "Ubersampling" setting does not really count but I have it maxed on everything else based on "ultra spec" settings with Ubersampling disabled. I am only getting like 30 FPS.
I'm sorry to say that The Witcher 2 is far more demanding than Skyrim. You should be able to gain some FPS by turning off v-sync and DoF options as well as what you already know about, turn off ubersampling. You might also go without any sort of AA, or at least no higher than x4 msaa.
So if I added another HD 7850 OC in Crossfire, that might do it?
It is amazing how performance hungry this game is, and it is still a DirectX 9 game. I really enjoy it, but I might have to wait to play it more because I have my PC outputted to my 1080p 50" Plasma, but the text is just too damn hard to read The current text/ui mods don't have an answer yet for Enhanced Edition so I might just go back to Skyrim. I wanted to go with Witcher2 because I read it really pushes your system and I wanted to see how well it handled on my rig. I am not really into the FPS thing anymore which is why I have not tried Crysis, BF3, etc.
You don't have to play the game maxed out to enjoy it. PC gaming is different than console gaming. They are designed with lots of levels of visual improvements so that people with all different types of systems can fine tune them to their system. Even at medium or lower settings, they are still nicer than a console game.
You don't have to play the game maxed out to enjoy it.
I wholeheartedly agree, but that is where the anal side of me come into play;) I spent more time modding Skyrim than playing it and had just as much fun I just like to know if I am tuning my system correctly to get the most out of it. The Wirtcher2 really is the first game I have come across since I upgraded my PC last summer, to really task my system.
And I do enjoy console games, I am looking forward to what Sony does with the Orbis, but since I can hook up my 360 controller to my PC with all the same functionality, I get the best of both worlds, PC and console gaming; I just wish they would bring Halo 4 to PC