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With my Titan I get 35 fps with dips with all the settings turned to Ultra without hairworks at 1080p. Dropping Shadows and Foliage Visibility Range to high and leaving everything else on Ultra gives me 60 fps. Turning on hairworks drops the framerate into the 40s with frequent dips to the mid-high 30s.

I think if Nvidia released drivers that actually helped the Keplar cards then I would assume I'd be able to get fps close to a 970 at stock, but what do I know?

Also my Titan is ever so slightly overclocked. Boost clock goes up to 1124Mhz, but the game pegs the GPU usage to 99%, so the temp quickly climbs up to 80C and the clock drops to 1112 or sometimes 1072 Mhz or something like that.

Edit: I can see why foliage visibility range would boost my framerate.

Edit 2: Forgot to mention that I rolled back the drivers to 350.12 and I notice the framerate is a lot more consistent
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If you cant tell the difference between 30fps & 120fps, or 900p vs 1440p or 4K, then you should indeed get a console. BTW Witcher 3 runs @ 30fps/900p on Xbone, & 30fps/1080p on PS4.

Yeah, maybe I should. I am at a point in my life where none of what you posted is starting not to matter anymore. Of course, there are some differences between resolution and some graphical settings, but from what I have seen with this generation of consoles (PS4 mainly) and the PC equivalent, but how big is the difference, really? This is just me, but I do not game at 4K, or even use a higher resolution than 1080p @ 60 Hz.

I have read on one of these Witcher threads where a poster stated that he was 4 hours into the game, but 2 of those hours where tweaking settings and files. I was like that, constantly checking my settings and thinking it is time for an upgrade all of the time. It is a borderline obsession condition, if not right over the line. I realize that this is a personal thing that I go through and your miles may vary.

If I am running through a game and I felt the slightest stutter...oh, got change the settings. Draw distance isn't where I thought it would be...oh, settings menu time, or maybe let's check some game files. Textures not right...yep, you guessed it, pause/restart the game for setting tweaks. Not getting the FPS I wanted...oh, need a new GPU. Perhaps, I could use some more RAM or an SSD. However, I am slowly starting to realize that it is not worth my time, money and stress anymore and it is really taking me away from the enjoyment of gaming. It is a distraction and one that can put you hours down the rabbit hole.

I work on and with computers all day. I sit in front of 3 monitors and behind a mouse and keyboard all day long, when I am not in a computer. It is becoming harder and harder for me to sit in front of a PC when I am off of work. When I do, though, and I want to sit down to game, all of the stuff that I stated above happens and I wind up searching online, I get stuck reading discussion board posts and by time I know it gaming time is up. I have a family now, so my gaming time is limited. It is nice to just plop down on the couch and play without worry too much about what is going on under the hood.

Sorry, that was a bit of a rant. Anyhow, I will try to get back on topic. From what I have seen and read thus far, besides a couple of options, The Witcher 3 does not look drastically different from the PS4 version, although we were fed that it was going to look so amazing on the PC. Unless PC gaming starts to pull away, as it should, from the consoles (again, PS4 really), there is really no reason to dump that kind of money into upgrading your rig. Unless, of course, that is your hobby and you want to dump that kind of money into your rig.

Anyhow, that was a "I just had my morning cup of coffee" ramble. Happy gaming, no matter what you choose!
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Yeah, maybe I should. I am at a point in my life where none of what you posted is starting not to matter anymore. Of course, there are some differences between resolution and some graphical settings, but from what I have seen with this generation of consoles (PS4 mainly) and the PC equivalent, but how big is the difference, really? This is just me, but I do not game at 4K, or even use a higher resolution than 1080p @ 60 Hz.

I have read on one of these Witcher threads where a poster stated that he was 4 hours into the game, but 2 of those hours where tweaking settings and files. I was like that, constantly checking my settings and thinking it is time for an upgrade all of the time. It is a borderline obsession condition, if not right over the line. I realize that this is a personal thing that I go through and your miles may vary.

If I am running through a game and I felt the slightest stutter...oh, got change the settings. Draw distance isn't where I thought it would be...oh, settings menu time, or maybe let's check some game files. Textures not right...yep, you guessed it, pause/restart the game for setting tweaks. Not getting the FPS I wanted...oh, need a new GPU. Perhaps, I could use some more RAM or an SSD. However, I am slowly starting that it is not worth my time, money and stress anymore and it is really taking me away from the enjoyment of gaming. It is a distraction and one that can put you hours down the rabbit hole.

I work on and with computers all day. I sit in front of 3 monitors and behind a mouse and keyboard all day long, when I am not in a computer. It is becoming harder and harder for me to sit in front of a PC when I am off of work. When I do, though, and I want to sit down to game, all of the stuff that I stated above happens and I wind up searching online, I get stuck reading discussion board posts and by time I know it gaming time is up. I have a family now, so my gaming time is limited. It is nice to just plop down on the couch and play without worry too much about what is going on under the hood.

Sorry, that was a bit of a rant. Anyhow, I will try to get back on topic. From what I have seen and read thus far, besides a couple of options, The Witcher 3 does not look drastically different from the PS4 version, although we were fed that it was going to look so amazing on the PC. Unless PC gaming starts to pull away, as it should, from the consoles (again, PS4 really), there is really no reason to dump that kind of money into upgrading your rig. Unless, of course, that is your hobby and you want to dump that kind of money into your rig.

Anyhow, that was a "I just had my morning cup of coffee" ramble. Happy gaming, no matter what you choose

Well said. I am starting to feel this same way and with current rumors surrounding upcoming gpu prices (including the current selling price of the Titan X), I am slowly leaning towards getting a PS4 myself. I love tweaking and overclocking my rig, but like you said a lot of times I have spent so much time tweaking and trying to get settings just right I end up using up all my gaming time doing that instead of playing. I have a family now too and time is a commodity.
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Yeah, maybe I should. I am at a point in my life where none of what you posted is starting not to matter anymore. Of course, there are some differences between resolution and some graphical settings, but from what I have seen with this generation of consoles (PS4 mainly) and the PC equivalent, but how big is the difference, really? This is just me, but I do not game at 4K, or even use a higher resolution than 1080p @ 60 Hz.

I have read on one of these Witcher threads where a poster stated that he was 4 hours into the game, but 2 of those hours where tweaking settings and files. I was like that, constantly checking my settings and thinking it is time for an upgrade all of the time. It is a borderline obsession condition, if not right over the line. I realize that this is a personal thing that I go through and your miles may vary.

If I am running through a game and I felt the slightest stutter...oh, got change the settings. Draw distance isn't where I thought it would be...oh, settings menu time, or maybe let's check some game files. Textures not right...yep, you guessed it, pause/restart the game for setting tweaks. Not getting the FPS I wanted...oh, need a new GPU. Perhaps, I could use some more RAM or an SSD. However, I am slowly starting to realize that it is not worth my time, money and stress anymore and it is really taking me away from the enjoyment of gaming. It is a distraction and one that can put you hours down the rabbit hole.

I work on and with computers all day. I sit in front of 3 monitors and behind a mouse and keyboard all day long, when I am not in a computer. It is becoming harder and harder for me to sit in front of a PC when I am off of work. When I do, though, and I want to sit down to game, all of the stuff that I stated above happens and I wind up searching online, I get stuck reading discussion board posts and by time I know it gaming time is up. I have a family now, so my gaming time is limited. It is nice to just plop down on the couch and play without worry too much about what is going on under the hood.

Sorry, that was a bit of a rant. Anyhow, I will try to get back on topic. From what I have seen and read thus far, besides a couple of options, The Witcher 3 does not look drastically different from the PS4 version, although we were fed that it was going to look so amazing on the PC. Unless PC gaming starts to pull away, as it should, from the consoles (again, PS4 really), there is really no reason to dump that kind of money into upgrading your rig. Unless, of course, that is your hobby and you want to dump that kind of money into your rig.

Anyhow, that was a "I just had my morning cup of coffee" ramble. Happy gaming, no matter what you choose!

So in other words, zero self control. You don't have to change the settings - in fact, if those stutters bother you it will be a nightmare on the console because you can do nothing about it. Just like it is your choice on the PC.

You can get the exact experience on the PC as the PS4, it's your choice to make it 'stressful' for yourself. Can sit back on the couch the same, can use a controller, etc.

Don't get me wrong, I see what you are saying because I am the same way - but I fiddle with it, find settings that work and then just play. You will never get perfect settings, you just have to balance what's best for you. It's those who need to lock it at 60fps or 120, etc that must go insane.
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Well said. I am starting to feel this same way and with current rumors surrounding upcoming gpu prices (including the current selling price of the Titan X), I am slowly leaning towards getting a PS4 myself. I love tweaking and overclocking my rig, but like you said a lot of times I have spent so much time tweaking and trying to get settings just right I end up using up all my gaming time doing that instead of playing. I have a family now too and time is a commodity.

You know what, same here. It would take a while to get used to the controls..lol, but here is the upside:
- HUGE Time saving
- No need to worry about getting screwed over by new gen drivers rendering the top cards of previous gen gimped, within a year time span
- All in all, much better ROI on your discretionary spend, both in terms of time and money. The saved time can be spent doing something a lot more productive ....
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So in other words, zero self control. You don't have to change the settings - in fact, if those stutters bother you it will be a nightmare on the console because you can do nothing about it. Just like it is your choice on the PC.

You can get the exact experience on the PC as the PS4, it's your choice to make it 'stressful' for yourself. Can sit back on the couch the same, can use a controller, etc.

Don't get me wrong, I see what you are saying because I am the same way - but I fiddle with it, find settings that work and then just play. You will never get perfect settings, you just have to balance what's best for you. It's those who need to lock it at 60fps or 120, etc that must go insane.

I know. In my post I said it is my problem and that it varies among gamers. I have been a PC gamer for quite a while. I have hooked up my PC to the TV and sat back and played, but I would still go through all the stuff that stated. For one, it is a hassle to drag everything out and hook it up to the TV in the family room. At least the PS4 has a small footprint that can be tucked away. I cannot leave PC out there because my wife hates it and I have a 3 year old and a 4 month old, and as far as I can tell, PCs and toddlers mix about as well as oil and water. I definitely will not get funds for a new TV in the office passed through the Department of Appropriations, if you know what I mean. And, nowadays I can't be, nor do I like to be, locked away in my office playing game.
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Yeah, maybe I should. I am at a point in my life where none of what you posted is starting not to matter anymore. Of course, there are some differences between resolution and some graphical settings, but from what I have seen with this generation of consoles (PS4 mainly) and the PC equivalent, but how big is the difference, really? This is just me, but I do not game at 4K, or even use a higher resolution than 1080p @ 60 Hz.

I have read on one of these Witcher threads where a poster stated that he was 4 hours into the game, but 2 of those hours where tweaking settings and files. I was like that, constantly checking my settings and thinking it is time for an upgrade all of the time. It is a borderline obsession condition, if not right over the line. I realize that this is a personal thing that I go through and your miles may vary.

If I am running through a game and I felt the slightest stutter...oh, got change the settings. Draw distance isn't where I thought it would be...oh, settings menu time, or maybe let's check some game files. Textures not right...yep, you guessed it, pause/restart the game for setting tweaks. Not getting the FPS I wanted...oh, need a new GPU. Perhaps, I could use some more RAM or an SSD. However, I am slowly starting to realize that it is not worth my time, money and stress anymore and it is really taking me away from the enjoyment of gaming. It is a distraction and one that can put you hours down the rabbit hole.

I work on and with computers all day. I sit in front of 3 monitors and behind a mouse and keyboard all day long, when I am not in a computer. It is becoming harder and harder for me to sit in front of a PC when I am off of work. When I do, though, and I want to sit down to game, all of the stuff that I stated above happens and I wind up searching online, I get stuck reading discussion board posts and by time I know it gaming time is up. I have a family now, so my gaming time is limited. It is nice to just plop down on the couch and play without worry too much about what is going on under the hood.

Sorry, that was a bit of a rant. Anyhow, I will try to get back on topic. From what I have seen and read thus far, besides a couple of options, The Witcher 3 does not look drastically different from the PS4 version, although we were fed that it was going to look so amazing on the PC. Unless PC gaming starts to pull away, as it should, from the consoles (again, PS4 really), there is really no reason to dump that kind of money into upgrading your rig. Unless, of course, that is your hobby and you want to dump that kind of money into your rig.

Anyhow, that was a "I just had my morning cup of coffee" ramble. Happy gaming, no matter what you choose!

I was in this same boat. I wouldn't say going console would be better because trust me you'll notice what you've lost. What you need to do if you so chose is to just go in. spend 5 minutes setting things where you KNOW they will work for your gear.
Then just play. shut it out, shut it down. Don't browse reshade settings, don't run afterburner, don't alt tab to hop on discussion boards. It is a very hard , dare i say it, addiction to break but that's what it is honestly. We all get wrapped up in it sometimes, and we need to know how to let it go because you're right, it will ruin your time and make you resent your hobby.

Try those things before you go the console route. I did that once a blue moon ago and while the simplicity was there, so was all the negative aspects of console gaming. I came back to pc as soon as I could and ever since I just try to keep it simple. It's doable man.


edit: form factor a problem in the living room. Go mini itx next build and be done with it. Throw some emulators on and play with the wife and kid (when old enough) Get them involved, get some controllers. It can be a great living room experience
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edit: form factor a problem in the living room. Go mini itx next build and be done with it. Throw some emulators on and play with the wife and kid (when old enough) Get them involved, get some controllers. It can be a great living room experience

This x1000. My Thor V2 case is a nightmare to move around. I brought it once to a small lan at a friends apartment, needless to say it was the scariest 3 flights of stairs thinking I would drop it. Ironically got up and down those stairs fine that day, but taking it out of the car and bringing it inside I dropped it about 3 feet and it landed in the grass harddrive side down. I was already late for work and couldn't check it in time so wiped some dirt off brought it in and had about the worst day at work ever wondering if my main build was dead/damaged. Thanked the PC gods, besides a small clip breaking on the front bezel nothing came loose hardware wise, no damage to any component and I'm typing it now months later.

So yes, going for itx on my next build.
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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. Numbers aren't great vs the visuals but a lot better than it sounded from all the talk around here so far. Looks like I may be able to lock 30fps atleast at 4k on my oc'ed 290x, with a mix of med/high/ultra atleast
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