my framerate at high settings is at 20-24 fps
so i changed most into medium to raise the fps and find that medium settings are the lowest setting i can accept without sacrificing the view of the beautiful countryside.(fps 27-30)
although i cant truly notice the difference in gameplay between medium and high. it feels the same to me. i must be easy to please.
someday though, i'd convince my husband to build me a pc that can "stand the test of time". I've only played pc games on laptop since forever.
well, this topic actually made me try to find the best option for me. normally my husband does it...but today he said NO. reasoning that i have to learn on my own.
anyway, this the setting i'll be using all throughout, great to look at and a little bit smoother.
Resolution: 1600x900/Full screen
Shadow Quality/Water Quality: low (these arent too important to me, not spending too much time in water)
Terrain Quality/Grass Density/Foliage Visibility: Medium
Detail Level/Texture Detail: Ultra (ultimately, Geralt is the most important thing in this game, he needs the details. i can actually see the details of his chainmail, amazing!)
Num of Background Char: Ultrra (might change when I get to novigrad)
Sharpening and Light shaft ON.
The rest are OFF.
FPS is now at 30 more or less.
i recommend turining textures and details to high (no difference in quality). num of background characters to low (low is 75 ppl and ultra is 150)