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The Witcher III Wild Hunt VGA Performance review

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 20, 2015.

  1. Prince Valiant

    Prince Valiant Master Guru

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    The performance hit from hairworks is rather gnarly :S.
     
  2. Pale Rider

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    It sure seems to me that I read quite a lot of people posting that the Titan X was an overpriced, worthless piece of crap which was only a marketing scam by Nvidia.
    Judging by the numbers presented here, it seems the worthless pieces of crap are the posters who flamed this more than excellent card even before the 1st review.
    Happily, I own a pair of these cards and am looking forward to a monitor worthy of them. :)
     
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    I ignored the witcher 3 reviews from shady sources, seems they were right after all, with keplers performance or lack there off.
     
  4. Reddoguk

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    Well since poor AMD hasn't even had a chance to release a performance driver for the W3 yet and not even CF support then i can't really take these benches seriously.

    What we can see though is 100% that nVidia has left Kepler to the wolves. They seem to only be improving Maxwell performance.

    If i was a 780ti/sli owner right now then i would be very angry with nVidia because it's not too long ago that these cards were still on sale at high prices like nearly 400 squid.

    Man that's hard to take and unless they fix it i'm sure some old skool NV fan bois will make the switch from Green to Red.
     

  5. Dorlor

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    Correct you are... nvidia are already overcharging, which i decided to accept due to better drivers and multi gpu support... but when they **** you over a year after youve bought the gpus, with drivers that doesnt bring support to your very expensive gpu's... then what argument is there to buy nvidia?

    CF and freesync for me next time.
     
  6. Supertribble

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    The 290/X are already working pretty good with this game. I tried my 290 and things were working well but I had to swap it out for an Nvidia card because AMD is not working very well in a few other games I'm playing right now. The 960 is really punching above its weight! :banana:

    Lately I feel pretty good about getting a 960 when everyone and their brother was kinda hating on the card. It's waaaaay ahead of the 760 in Witcher 3. Maybe Nvidia shenanigans though.
     
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    Look at that tiny 128bit, barely 100 GB/s GTX 960 GO! :whip:
     
  8. Supertribble

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    I know right? When I first got the 960 I tested it in a few games and benchmarks. It beat my overclocked 670 (Asus Top boosts to 1251Mhz) in everything except Valley bench, where it was 6fps behind the 670. How it that even possible with the narrow 128-bit bus? I mean it's way faster in both Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs. Weird!
     
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    I'm not sure why some folks think older architectures will keep getting driver enhancements in perpetuity. After 6 months to a year at most, they have squeezed out all you're going to get. The exceptions being the driver hacks (which number in the thousands) to get around specific game and game engine issues.
     
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  11. Noisiv

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    Coupled with AMD drivers getting better. YES.

    (yes GCN is not very fresh, but its far more recent than Kepler/Fermi bunch, and AMD's own arch. lessons are known to be lengthy)

    And there you have it - the reasons why Kepler is looking bad atm.
    Without Nvidia dropping its development/support.

    I am not saying this is what's actually happening, but instead of having endless debates over this, it should be ***ing obvious that we can not reason our way out of this current dilemma.
     
  12. Yxskaft

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    Some of us expect Nvidia to continue provide these driver hacks for specific games for its older architectures.
    Kepler was still the flagship until just slightly more than a half year ago, of course Kepler owners will be frustrated if Nvidia stops caring about it.

    The complaints aren't just about Kepler falling behind Maxwell, it's also that Kepler is falling behind its GCN counterparts.
    When that happened before, when Kepler still was the flagship, Nvidia was quite fast to produce a new driver to bring Kepler up to par. After Maxwell's release however, Kepler is just continuing to fall behind in new games.
     
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  13. Dorlor

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    Precisly...

    1400 $ spent on the gpu's a year ago, but no longer 100% support... not satisfying AT ALL!
     
  14. Dch48

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    So it looks like my rig could play this game, just not at the highest settings but in 1080p HD. Medium settings should work pretty good.
     
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    from the looks of it amd does not need a w3 driver for single cards, just crossfire support
     

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    Pretty much. Single cards are at the right place.
     
  17. HeavyHemi

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    Indeed...and you expect 2 years later to keep seeing improvements in baseline Kepler performance from the driver? Driver enhancements and or hacks for newer games are also taking advantage of newer hardware both Nvidia and AMD. There's nothing new here. Older hardware falls behind. I don't ever see that paradigm changing for obvious reasons. :)
     
  18. HeavyHemi

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    You don't know that is the case at all. This is almost as bad as the herd mentality on the Steam forums about the 'Downgrade' for Witcher 3. Thread after thread of spam based on air.
     
  19. Yxskaft

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    I do think that it's very suspicious that Kepler's improvements stopped the moment Maxwell was released
     
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    That's not true at all.
     

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