The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
CrazyD8t1 Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:15pm
How to get FPS higher
I have a pretty good system:

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-U3
AMD 8350 @ 4.2 Ghz
16 GB 1866 RAM
GTX 680 4GB RAM
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Windows 7 64-bit

But when I set everything to ultra settings the game runs under 30 fps. I know I can turn down some option settings to make it run faster (I can get 60 FPS constant on high settings). I've read that people can get the game running at 50 to 60 FPS on ultra with system specs lower than mine. Is there a trick to getting it to 60 fps on ultra and everything maxed out, or would I need to get a second video card?
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DYMAXION Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
Turn everything on max but turn off Ubersampling. You can also allow the game use use more vram to get a nice fps boost.
☠[BH]Afro Punk☠ Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:31pm 
theres also this software that boost the framerate too i downloaded, forgot what its called. you should try doing some google search to find it.
CrazyD8t1 Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
Originally posted by DYMAXION:
Turn everything on max but turn off Ubersampling. You can also allow the game use use more vram to get a nice fps boost.

How can I get the game to use more vram?
CrazyD8t1 Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:49pm 
Uber sampling turned off works, but I would think my system could handle it and still have a high frame rate.
Navarre Jan 4, 2013 @ 4:23pm 
Ubersampling is insane, it takes major resources. It's made for multi GPU and future cards, according to NVidia. On a GTX 670 I go down from 60-70 fps to 20 when it's enabled, with everything else in ultra and shadows manually set to ultra in the config file.

The only VRAM tweak I know of is to assign more space to the textures. Set Texture Memory Size to very large in the config tool (for others, do that only if you have more than 1,5 Gb of RAM on the GPU).
Mirin' Jan 5, 2013 @ 9:42am 
Originally posted by crazyd8t1:
Uber sampling turned off works, but I would think my system could handle it and still have a high frame rate.

No it can't. If you have gtx 680 sli, then yeah probably. A single 680 can't do the trick.
killya Jan 5, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
oh cmon...ubersampling is useless...very little difference
iBooMSTiCk ☠ Jan 6, 2013 @ 7:33pm 
right, go to Documents - Witcher 2 - Config - User - find this line of text "TextureMemoryBudget=" the number afterwards will probably be set at around 300-600,change it to 900,save it,load the game,if their is little/no difference go back and change it to 1536 and try again,if this doesnt work (it should) i wouldnt recommend going over 1536!
hope that helps as it worked for me :)
Navarre Jan 7, 2013 @ 3:03am 
What works for you won't work for everyone. That figure you recommand going nuts on is the amount of Mb reserved for textures in your graphic card's VRAM, and it's not recommanded to exceed half the capacity of your VRAM at the very maximum. You need VRAM for everything else too, textures aren't all.

So yeah, if you have 2 GTX 680 in SLI, go nuts. OP can go to 2000, but others shouldn't exceed half their VRAM. It has no real impact on fps, it limits the amount of stuttering and visible texture loading.
Last edited by Navarre; Jan 7, 2013 @ 3:06am
CrazyD8t1 Jan 7, 2013 @ 5:19am 
Originally posted by iBooMSTiCk:
right, go to Documents - Witcher 2 - Config - User - find this line of text "TextureMemoryBudget=" the number afterwards will probably be set at around 300-600,change it to 900,save it,load the game,if their is little/no difference go back and change it to 1536 and try again,if this doesnt work (it should) i wouldnt recommend going over 1536!
hope that helps as it worked for me :)

What does this do exactly? I can set it to 1536 with ubersampling disabled just fine. My game still runs at 59-62 FPS. When I enable ubersampling the TextureMemoryBudget resets itself to 100. I can play with ubersampling enabled but it runs at 30 FPS, playable but I like it better at 60 FPS. I can play the game without ubersampling enabled. I've viewed screen shots and there isn't much difference, just crisper textures on the ground and wood. If you running around and fighting all the time you don't notice. If I get a second 680 I would have 8 GB of video memory and the card will become outdated way before games take advantage of 8 GB of VRAM. The 690 has two graphic processors that use 2 GB of VRAM each, with a total of 4 GB. I'll just wait until prices go down on graphic cards before experiencing The Witcher 2 with ubersampling. :)
Fefos93 Jan 8, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
By adding a second video card you are still going to have 2 gb vram in each card.
It doesnt "stack". (Its card using its own vram)
The same thing applies to the cards with dual processors.
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