The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3 (DirectX 11)
Played in a third-person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who sets out on a long journey through the Northern Kingdoms. In the game, players battle against the world's many dangers using swords and magic, while interacting with non-player characters and completing side quests and main missions to progress through the story. The game was met with critical acclaim and was a financial success, selling over 6 million copies in six weeks. The game won multiple Game of the Year awards from various gaming publications, critics, and game award shows, including the Golden Joystick Awards, The Game Awards, Game Developers Choice Awards, and SXSW Gaming Awards. –Wikipedia
Settings used for The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 is an interesting beast. All of the AMD CrossFire configurations have trouble with the opening section of our test run that is just the character running through the middle of a town. Once we get through it and into and open area, it settles down, but the effect is noticeable enough to really ruin the gaming experience. You do, after all, spend quite a bit of time in towns! This is where Frame Rating is so important: the 980 Ti cards in SLI only have a 7% average frame rate advantage, but by looking at the frame time and variance data, it's clear that AMD has catching up to do.
The results when tested at 4K are very similar, though the 295X2 is having a tougher time keeping frame times in check. In this case, the average frame rate actually puts the GTX 980 Ti behind the Radeon Pro Duo, but for that last 5% of frame times, the GeForce cards are able to provide a better gaming experience.
|Radeon Pro Duo 8GB, Average FPS Comparisons, The Witcher 3|
|R9 Nano CrossFire||R9 Fury X||R9 295X2||GTX 980 Ti SLI|
This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind.
I’d like to see more on
I’d like to see more on the’create’ side eg render benchmark comparison.
At this stage, I think 2 x r9 nanos is a better proposition. In Australia, you can find new Nanos for $800aud each. The Pro Duo is advertised at $2200aud.
Gaming wise, a Nano is about the same as a GTX970. 970 SLI is about the same as a 980Ti.
Rendering wise, a Nano is better than a 980Ti.
But who knows with the next generations from nVidia and Radeon?
I agree some render
I agree some render benchmarks would be good considering the target market for this GPU. However I’ve gotta pick you up on one thing you said; the Nano is about the same as a GTX 980, it’s much faster than a 970, check any review! On the 970 sli versus 980ti, I think the vast majority of people would always recommend a single powerful card over 2 less powerful ones any day as you don’t run the risk of a bad sli profile.
On topic, why did they wait to release this? If it is aimed at developers well they’ve been developing DX12/VR stuff for a few months now, ideally they needed the card when they started that process, not now things are slowly releasing! Clearly a true dual card setup is preferable to this, unless you absolutely need the pro drivers.
This would be grate in my
This would be grate in my mini itx rendering machine. Im just allergic to atx and micro atx builds.
Check out AdoredTv’s latest
Check out AdoredTv’s latest video on youtube. He talks about how traditional sites approach benchmarking and the blunders involved.
The pro duo is AMD’s Nano in
The pro duo is AMD’s Nano in crossfire on one pcb. The testing revealed they performed identically. Those people complaining are not real gamers. Who doesn’t play GTA 5? lol
It would have been nice to see the Division benched though.
You AMD guys are some
You AMD guys are some seriously retarded individuals; it’s not even funny. This card sucks. AMD blows. Crossfire is shit. And you are gay.
Well to be honest, I too
Well to be honest, I too would have liked the DX12 games tested too. Just to see how they did perform on the Pro Duo against the 980Ti SLI setup. Even if it was just to even up the “Gameworks” titles, at least then, a lot of people wouldn’t have screamed at the review. Balance is what was needed in the review, even if it made no difference to the outcome.
Lets face it, I wouldnt buy this card for this kind of money and also because the newer cards are due soon, as well as the CF issues in a lot of newer games too. So three good reasons for this card not suiting my purposes.
All of this however, does not excuse the nasty comments aimed at PC Per in particular Ryan Shrout. Personal insults are the last resort of the desperate fanboy regardless of which team they ‘Support’. Be nice and engage in reasoned debate over this review to get your point across, not go on an all out rant. Ranting does not encourage anyone to even consider what you say, let alone do anything about it.
They are just Graphics cards FFS!! Life is more important than that.
And before you call me an Nvidia Fanboy….I run a Sapphire Fury Tri-X and it has given me lots of happy gaming hours with my XL2730Z Freesync Monitor.
Done with you. I just
Done with you. I just listened to the whole podcast and at every level where AMD were talked about (even if they had the advantage) you made them look bad. You are bias. There’s no getting around that.
I work at a place where we
I work at a place where we sell these incredible cards. I picked one up as I was getting problems with my dual GTX980TIs in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
Let me tell you this guys… ALL MY GAMES run BUTTER smooth on my 1440P monitor.. I mean like BUTTER with all the graphic details set on high.
I don’t care what these reviewers say, maybe NVIDIA pays them not to test DX12 games, no clue…. BOTTOM LINE IS, this is A DREAM GPU that makes gaming on 1440p and 4k a reality on my X99 Deluxe mobo… and if you guys can afford it, get it! Also Tom Clancy’s The Division in DX12 IS LIKE GLASS! My dual 980TI setup was shuttering as if it was loading textures etc.. I put these GTX on ebay, let someone else deal with this crap….
GET AMD PRO DUO… you won’t regret it! It’s future prof in DX12 and VR!
Well, I hope the bung you
Well, I hope the bung you took from nVidia bought you a new porsche. If not, you have just trashed your reputation for nothing, Ryan. That selection of titles is very poor.
I think I’ll stick to 2 x
I think I’ll stick to 2 x $499 Nanos.
I really love it, when there
I really love it, when there are only Nvidia branded titles in a review. Only Nvidia branded games. Beautiful. Could have at least try to mix it up with one independent game…