The Witcher 3

The third game in CD Projekt RED’s expansive RPG series, The Witcher 3 is our RPG benchmark of choice. Utilizing the company’s in-house engine, REDengine 3, The Witcher makes use of an array of DirectX 11 features, all of which combine to make the game both stunning and surprisingly GPU-intensive. Our benchmark is based on an action-heavy in-engine cutscene early in the game, and Hairworks is disabled.

The Witcher 3 - 3840x2160 - Ultra Quality (No Hairworks)

The Witcher 3 - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality (No Hairworks)

NVIDIA primarily promotes the GTX 1080 Ti as a 4K card, and for good reason. Thanks to Bigger Pascal, NVIDIA finally has the performance to break 60fps on a number of games at 4K, with The Witcher 3 chief among them. At 60.1fps it just makes that mark, with virtually no room to spare.

Overall this game is a strong showing for NVIDIA’s newest card. The GTX 1080 Ti picks up another 32% over the GTX 1080, and 75% over the last-generation GTX 980 Ti.

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  • panicp - Sunday, October 15, 2017 - link

    I have a GTX 1080Ti and to date, I've been using FSX which apparently devotes more use to the CPU than the GPU. I've just loaded P3D - and it really does look super smooth. The temp maxed out around 85 degs - and my monitoring software was having kittens showing me temps in the RED zone.

    Can thus GPU continue to run at this temp indefinitely? For unlimited hours?

    Is it going to damage the card in the long run?

    I'd appreciate your kind advice.

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