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

The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Review - GP106 Starting at $249 - Graphics Cards  1

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The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Review - GP106 Starting at $249 - Graphics Cards  4

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Settings used for The Witcher 3

In the heavy-hitting The Witcher 3, the GeForce GTX 1060 is able to push out 78 average FPS at 1080p, equaling the performance of the GTX 980 and coming in 20% faster than the GXT 970. Obviously the GTX 1070 has a strong lead (28%). AMD's Radeon RX 480 falls 11% back in our testing.

Increasing the resolution, I was able to eek out just over 50 FPS on the GeForce GX 1060. Performance comparisons to the GTX 980 remain the same, though the Radeon RX 480 is able to creep in on GP106's territory and ends up just 4% slower than the GTX 1060.

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, Average FPS Comparisons, The Witcher 3
  GTX 980 GTX 970 GTX 1070 RX 480
1920×1080 -1% +20% -28% +11%
2560×1440 -2% +13% -28% +4%

This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind. 

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