The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PC Low vs. Ultra Graphics Comparison Pre Day-One Patch [60fps][FullHD]

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This version is without day-one patch! We will do another comparison with day-one patch.
Diese Version ist ohne Day-One Patch! Wir werden einen Vergleich mit Day-One Patch machen.

This is our detailed comparison The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC. This video covers most of the graphics settings, that can be adjusted in the graphics menu as well as a general low versus ultra comparison.
Unser detaillierter Grafikvergleich zu The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt auf dem PC. Das Video deckt den Großteil aller Grafikeinstellungen ab, zudem vergleichen wir niedrige gegen ultra Grafikeinstellungen.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST – Merchants of Novigrad
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST – Hunt or Be Hunted
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST – The Field of Ard Skellig

Content / Inhalt:
00:00 - Riding a Horse Low vs. Ultra
01:12 - Anti-Aliasing
01:30 - Ambient Occlusion (Off SSAO HBAO)
01:55 - Bloom
02:15 - Foliage Visibility
02:46 - NVIDIA Hairworks
03:04 - Cutscene Low vs. Ultra
03:52 - Grass Density
04:28 - Light Shafts
04:47 - Shadow Quality
05:36 - Terrain Quality
05:54 - Texture Quality
06:26 - Water Quality

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16GB DDR4 Crucial Dual Channel 2133MHz (2x 8GB)
2x 4096 MB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970
500GB SATA III Samsung 840 EVO SSD
2TB SATA III Western Digital Red WD20EFRX

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  • Captain Cartman

    I see no difference in Shadow Quality settings lol.

  • binary1123

    My PC specs are:Potato-tomato coconutCan I run this game on Ultra?

  • Casey Paskel

    Low is obviously better, it comes with a free sword!

  • Ivan Ivanov

    I'm not blind but..... I dont see so big diff between low and high in this video...

  • Matthew G

    in all the modern games that I've played, I've never seen low shadows that look that good.

  • shafin rahman

    To be honest...the low looked the same as ultra

  • Sahib Preet

    Texture is the real deal here..

  • Rainn abeire

    your video is a little wrong, i mean the fps of the 2 are very different, we really would like a faster ultra. to see the comparison, the low looks fast and real like unlike the ultra

  • jsegaul420

    I have 5 bytes of ram, 1 kilobyte of memory, and no graphics card. can I run this on ultra with hairworks?

  • hentai!

    Damn, I can finally be proud of my country. Good job, CDPR, and also good job Techland for Dying Light! c:

  • CrucialConflict

    Nvidia Hairworks has a huge impact on graphic performance

  • I am Groot.

    Low, ultra, whatever. Still the best game ever!

  • Matas Cibirka

    Not too much difference!

  • Quazar

    Even in low the pc version looks better than the consoles

  • Scon Videos

    3:44 hair looks more realistic on the left :o

  • Igor Kislov

    И где разница? ЧЕ за на е-лово

  • Shiriaru Kita

    Switch version is probably lower than low

  • Payuder Guy

    fuq that ultra settings not hitting 60 fps with SLI GTX 970

  • Braxx

    AM I BLIND OR WHAT ? I dont see any difference ......

  • Aiden Pierce

    Low is like SUPER ULTRA for my pc

  • ChopC

    any1 knows how the game will run on my laptop?i5-3210m 2x 2.5GHz with hyperthreadinggtx 660m 2gb8gb ramssd1080p monitorwindows 8.1

  • Thingonometry -

    Dont look down in the comment section...just don't

  • Bol6woyPAPA

    Thanks for your work,you do best comparisons

  • 420NorthernMill

    8gb of ram, amd a10 processor, 1tb hardrivecan i run it smoothly on low?

  • Cristián Paris

    The game is excellent and the graphics are quite good... However, I have to say I was expecting much, much more. Specifically, water and vegetation are nowhere near FarCry4 or the next-gen versions of GTAV, at least on console. Foliage is dense and moves realistically with wind patterns, but still looks quite plain, specially when seen from a distance-. Besides that, framerate is inconsistent, and there are little bugs here and there. I hope a future patch can fix some of these issues.At the moment, in my opinion GTA V is still the best looking game of the generation.

  • Chrisso97

    AMD 6100 Six Core Processor HD Raedon 65708GB RamCan i play this game in low maybe?

  • TheSomersaultProductions

    I can run it at 25 fps with all settings low. So, it's nice to see the game's potential. It looks beautiful!

  • Guhsteh

    Low still looks pretty great, wow.

  • Vladyslav Vorobiov

    Hi guys, what is the name of the song in the end? Lady has beautiful voice :)

  • Rizki Putra Perdana

    Guys, can i play it with this specification?Gigabyte Radeon HD7850 1gb OC Edition6gb of RAMIntel core i5-3330

  • TheDukeOfSpook

    This video was very helpful especially at texture quality. Everything I wanted to know was in neat side by side gameplay clips.

  • Shogunichui

    One difference 0:27 on Geralt's horse ;)

  • Kalgeriax 101

    Even low settings it still beautiful.But gorgeous with high

  • Dom C.

    just bought a 2070 and i can run it at 144fps at ultra settings with about 7 settings on high, I could cry my eyes out, its beautiful

  • JM TM

    The only difference I see is that Low is more sharper and Ultra has smoothened edges. The sharper version Low offers looks better than the smoothened one.

  • IcarusFTB

    I sorta like low water quality. Friends bash me since I have a computer that runs ultra but in the end who owns the damn thing? :P

  • Mr. Sadi Stark

    I just subbed you bro. Awesome clean information.Keep it up. Everyday we learn something new. Btw 399K you r so close 400k. You need more sub.

  • PrivateWitt101

    Lol, i don't see any difference.

  • Hambone

    That's what I've always said... if the GTX 660 is minimum requirement... then it's going to be a great looking game on any settings.

  • Emilio

    I couldn't see any kind of difference between the low and ultra shadows.

  • RobinDF

    I expect my GTX 760 will run this game in 1080p with med-high settings around 40-50 fps. Good to see it still looks great on low.

  • sorinpopa

    The soundtrack in this game and everything else just AMAZING !

  • Hans Wurst

    I FOUND THE DIFFERENCE !!!At the "low" side Gerald holds a sword in his hand!!!!

  • Subin Chentha

    Both look the same*watching in 144p

  • mibars

    Like most has already said: The difference is not that dramatic! It looks that texture quality is the one that makes the biggest difference

  • Maximum

    This goes to all the gentlenerdsi5 3317U 1.70 GhzNvidia Gt740m6gb RamPlayable on low ?DA:I didnt runt smoothley thogreetz

  • EinWindir86

    I played this masterpiece in my old 2009 pc, with a 5850hd - q9550 (both overclocked), and still worked smooth even in middle-low settings except in the big city where I get some fps drops (solvable playing in low). What a fantastic game, gorgeous and beautiful scenarios, full of live and realism, I've never seen anything like that in any other game, I could spend hours riding around the map enjoying the landscapes. Such a fantastic work done by CD-project.

  • deathnoa x

    The low version is just too damn high. Too bad youtube compressed the video so we can't see the details of the low vs ultra comparison :(

  • chaoshallnotfall

    I honestly see no difference except when it comes to textures and some post effects (light shaft, bloom).

  • alssds

    Man.Congratulations, imagine the work that has to doit.Thanks

  • Seryy Volk

    Wow wow! Great music!I have question - where install music - and... not have now question - thx description :)

  • Ukraine War Awareness

    Really glad TW3 has a mod database. Ultra+ Texture Mods make the game look beyond anything released in 2018 (and running max on 980 GTX). This guy seems to have had lag while running ultra, which surprised me..

  • Søren T

    Thanks for making this video, it was very helpful as I just installed the game and did not know which graphic settings to go with :)

  • Hi have a nice day

    Go on battlefield 4 and put the game at the lowest setting in grapics and it looks like those old but cool arcade game

  • Albrecht Hofmann

    can I play with my GTX 980 also Witcher 3 on ultra ? (60fps)

  • Strahdcrownn

    Thank you for the low vs Ultra graphics comparison videos!

  • Jan Wądołowski

    Anyone could advice me weather with a budget limit and a sick temptation for ultra settings (not necessarily 60fps, but 30 or just playable amount) to save on graphic (gtx 970 or sth worse) or on CPU (i7 or i5) lets say I cant get both i7 and gtx 970. Gtx 980 is definitelly out of my range.

  • Rafael Pais Silva

    Can I run the game with this specs.gtx 960 2gb8gb RAMi5-750 2.7ghz

  • fightnight14

    I'm amazed how the difference is minimal but if I run medium I get tons of additional FPS without sacrificing a lot of details. Great game!i5 4670R9 270x8GB RAM

  • Johnny 90210

    Ok, no offensive but Ultra setting looks not so great! So why min req is GTX 660??Seriously?

  • FreelanceXD

    My low looks worse than that, and my ultra looks better, I know the YouTube compression, but I'm not sure your graphics were lowest and maxed.

  • EVGen

    Great work! It made me think there is no that much difference between medium and ultra and it doesn't worth to maximize settings , as I see the medium are fairly fine.

  • Murat

    please reply will i be able to run everything maxed out  1080pi7 3770kgtx 780 poseidon edition16 gb ram please

  • Brennan Bowyer

    Soooo basically it’s a great looking game regardless.

  • Nishanth

    Lol Why They Created This Game ???Cuz This Is Nt Even A Match For Gta 5s Texture And Shadow Quality !Look At Those Shadows Even In Ultra It Looks Like Crap !!!

  • Mikołaj Rymut

    On every settings game looks bad. There is no big difference for me :/

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