The Witcher 3 – PS4 vs Core i3 4130/GTX 750 Ti Frame-Rate Test

Digital Foundry has made available a video comparing the PlayStation 4 version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt against the PC version on a system equipped with a Core i3 4130 and a GTX 750 Ti.

You can view the video comparison below:

The video compares PS4 performance with a budget PC featuring a Core i3 4130 and GTX 750 Ti with 8GB DDR3, using as close to equivalent settings as possible. Digital Foundry provides both stock and OC testing.   The OC, adds +200MHz to core and +400MHz to RAM. This increases overall frame-rates by 15 per cent and it's the difference between being able to achieve a locked 30fps and dips beneath.

CDPR is limiting performance to 30fps on PS4 for a more consistent update. There's a 30fps limiter in the PC options, but the Nvidia half-rate adaptive v-sync option found in the GPU control panel may give smoother frame-pacing.

Digital Foundry recommends the following settings in order to mirror console as closely as possible with the available presets.

V-Sync: On
Resolution: 1920x1080
Nvidia Hairworks: Off
Number of Background Characters: Low (console actually seems lower than this)
Shadow Quality: Medium
Terrain Quality: Medium
Water Quality: High
Grass Density: Medium
Texture Quality: Ultra
Foliage Visibility Range: Medium
Detail Level: Medium
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
All post effects on except vignetting.

There's a way of improving the grass quality in The Witcher 3, as well as improving performance by making a few adjustments in the ini files. There's also a workaround on how to run HairWorks on AMD GPUs without crippling performance, which enables AMD GPU users to enjoy The Witcher 3 with the HairWorks setting enabled and actually getting better performance than GeForce users not using a Maxwell architecture Nvidia GPU.

The Witcher 3 is a gorgeous looking open world RPG that looks even better at higher resolutions.

We have recently provided some beautiful 4K screenshots of the PC version of the game as well as some 4K gameplay footage that showcases the beautiful graphics that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can provide at Ultra High-Definition at it Ultra Settings.

The Witcher 3 is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information on The Witcher 3 as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for more information on The Witcher 3, here and here.


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