I got a few fps by setting physx to run on the CPU in nVidia Control Panel!
Yes, my recording was on 1.03. I have the same fps so no actual performance gain, but it seemed to be less stuttery than 1.02.
I saw that and it's possible they might have tested a Kepler 860M which seems to have the same issues as my 770M. Maxwell 860M performs better. As you can see, the 860M from Notebookcheck performs just as a 850M, which is a Maxwell card, even if definitely not as powerful -theoretically- as a 860M, be it Kepler or Maxwell.
So your performance will depend on what kind of 860M you have.
now I´m running it at 720p and it´s still not working properly...i barely hit 30fps...so..that´s it...no TW3 for me
it´s very distracting and frustrating and can´t enjoy the story and the quests etc.
what annoys me the most is the fact that if I change quality settings I don´t get any performance improvement! even if I disable AA and the likes... performance changes only if I change foliage distance and the resolution....maybe it´s just me but this way of performing is cookoo ...physx on CPU...CPU running under 70%...GPU running at 99% but doesn´t heat up to the max temp.....really cookoo
I initially posted this in the PC benchmarks thread, but I wasn't able to log into the forum the last couple of days, and this thread now seems like a more appropriate place to post my specs/performance.
I'm currently playing the Witcher 3 on an Acer Aspire V17 Nitro laptop with a GTX 860m (overclocked), i7-4710HQ, and 16GB RAM.
I've not yet messed around directly with the .ini files yet, but using the options provided in the game menu, I've managed to achieve a stable 30-35 FPS (in White Orchard ONLY thus far) with the following settings:
V-Sync - OFF
Max FPS - 60
Resolution - 1920x1080
Display Mode - Borderless Window
Nvidia Hairworks - OFF
Number of Background Characters: HIGH
Shadow Quality - MEDIUM
Terrain Quality - HIGH
Water Quality - HIGH
Grass Density - MEDIUM
Texture Quality - ULTRA
Detail Level - HIGH
Hardware Cursor - OFF
Motion Blur - OFF
Blur - OFF
Anti-Aliasing - ON
Bloom - ON
Sharpening - LOW
Ambient Occlusion - OFF
Depth of Field - OFF
Chromatic Aberration -ON
Vignetting - ON
I've also applied the Kputt'e Reshade + Sweetfx 2.0 preset to adjust the color palette more to my liking, and now I'm very satisfied with the way the Witcher 3 looks and performs on my laptop (still need to see how my setup handles a major city like Novigrad). Based on the early reviews and benchmarks, I had been under the assumption that I'd have to run the Witcher 3 mostly on low just to achieve 30 FPS. I'm pleased that a bit of overclocking on my 860m has helped me push those setting primarily into the high range, with only a few settings scaled back to medium, and with the bonus of being able to set textures to ultra.