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SLI works fine for me as well.

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SLI works fine for me. Both cards at 98%-99% at all times.

This can be misleading, fyi. For example, crossfire doesn't work but my 7970s show good temps and load. Meanwhile, FPS with/without crossfire are the same.

Check your FPS with/without SLI for a better indication of how SLI is doing.

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AMD: TWIMTBP6T12MAR*




*The Way It's Meant To Be Played 6 To 12 Months After Release


Seriously, how many games this year have AMD crossfire people had to avoid for months before we could play them? Every release? Did some crazy game slip by that worked on day one, I can't remember.


Still waiting to purchase this.
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Not sure if you guys have seen this but: http://international.download.nvidia.com/geforce-com/international/comparisons/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-shadow-quality-interactive-comparison-1-ultra-vs-low.html

For those having problems Try lowering shadows. Just set it to low. I know we like to brag on having ultra but when it comes to W3, Low shadows looks almost the same as ultra. Its a joke really.

Its almost as if CDPR is trolling us. Its like the put ultra settings just to kill performance and nothing else
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I've found an interesting little quirk with Hairworks in this game.

Apparently the Hairworks tessellation is adaptive. How much tessellation is applied depends on which GPU you have. Maxwell GPUs are much better at tessellation, so the game renders a lot more detail in the Hairworks effects on those GPUs. While this may seem like a good thing, the game seems to add a LOT more tessellation to Maxwell GPUs causing a larger performance hit for having Hairworks enabled than it does on previous generation GPUs.

I found this while comparing performance between my SLI 4GB GTX 770s with my friends GTX 980. Enabling Hairworks on my system only dropped the frame rate by about 10fps, but there was a nearly 15fps frame rate drop on his system with all other settings identical. However, the tradeoff was that when we looked at the same hairy wolf, his looked better than mine. The difference wasn't drastic, but it was noticeable. I'm pretty sure they could significantly improve Hairworks performance on Maxwell cards by reducing the amount of tessellation to the same level used on previous generation GPUs and no one would mind the slight loss in visual quality.

Hmm so hairworks does look better on certain cards? I wonder if it looks different on AMD cards
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Since this thread is mostly about high-end pc performence issues, I'll throw in some GTX 580 gameplay of Witcher 3, for a good measure. smile.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Not bad at all smile.gif
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This can be misleading, fyi. For example, crossfire doesn't work but my 7970s show good temps and load. Meanwhile, FPS with/without crossfire are the same.

Check your FPS with/without SLI for a better indication of how SLI is doing.

FPS did increase in my case. Both cards were showing 97 / 98% usage. With everything on Ultra my system was getting 20-22 fps with one card disabled. With both in SLI I would get 32-38.
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This can be misleading, fyi. For example, crossfire doesn't work but my 7970s show good temps and load. Meanwhile, FPS with/without crossfire are the same.

Check your FPS with/without SLI for a better indication of how SLI is doing.

There is nothing misleading there. Crossfire is NOT SLI.

If you want to check how well SLI works, go get a pair of Nvidia cards.
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I was really hesitant on getting this because I wasn't sure if my gpu was going to be able to run it but I'm surprised on how well it runs after seeing articles saying you need a titan for 30fps at 1080p and so on, we've all seen them over a few months.

Well I played 4 hours last night and I stayed at min:29 avg:36 and max 60 fps with these settings with an 8320@4.0 and a stock 7870xt, 8gb 1600 ddr3:

For Post Processing I use:
Motion Blur: Off
Blur: Off
AA: off ( I went through and put 4x msaa through my driver as IMO its not as blurry)
Bloom: On
Sharpening: On
Ambient Occulsion: SSAO
DoF: On
Chromatic Abberration: Off
Vignetting: On
Light Shafts: On


And the Graphic Settings are~
Resolutiuon: 1080p
Fullscreen
NVIDIA Hairworks: Off
Number of background characters: Ultra
Shadow Quality: Ultra
Terrain Quality: Ultra
Water Quality: Ultra
Grass Density: High
Texture Quality: Ultra
Foliage Visibility Range: High
Detail Level: Ultra

Through Driver:
16x High Quality Anisotropic Filtering
16x Tessellation

With the little tweaking I did, I saw that the grass settings were what really took fps away compared to other settings, the rest would only take away a few fps here and there. But just lowereing the two grass settings I brought my fps from mid 20s to mid 30s, while keeping the same grass quality, just not as much or as far.

Gotta say I'm loving this game and its what I'm going to be playing on my day off! thumb.gif

Edit: I forgot to ask but does anyone know how to remove the UI temporarily for screenshots, and is it possible to hotkey?

So I just ran into a water hag and a drowner making my way through some swampy area and barely made it out alive. Look at my health or lack of! biggrin.gif

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There is nothing misleading there. Crossfire is NOT SLI.

If you want to check how well SLI works, go get a pair of Nvidia cards.

I love the way being on a forum automagically allows people to act like complete db's.

Fyi, there were NVIDIA users earlier who said SLI wasn't working. All the dude really said was check to make sure it was really working. No need to be salty.
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SLI did not work for me until I updated my drivers to the latest version
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