The Witcher III System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz/AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • GPU: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660/AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD Space: 40GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz/AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770/AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • HDD Space: 40GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
PC System Analysis For The Witcher III Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GTX 770/Radeon R9 290 and it should be paired with either a FX-8350/Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz CPU to match the The Witcher III recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. You should also have 6 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 11.00 GPU. In short you need a 9 year old PC for best The Witcher III performance.
FPS System Benchmark
107 FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.96
How well optimised is The Witcher III for PC? 9.1
9.1
Where does The Witcher III rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: RPG , Adventure

System Requirements Report for The Witcher III

Recommended Graphics Setting: High

Processor:

Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz
92

Graphics Card:

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
80

RAM:

16GB
99

Report Analysis

GPU Performance:

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System Requirements Performance

Minimum System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 AMD Radeon HD 7870
RAM 6 GB
Recommended System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz AMD FX-8350
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 AMD Radeon R9 290
RAM 8 GB

Projected FPS (Premium Feature)

The Witcher III System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
6 GB
8 GB
OS
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
11
11
HDD Space
40 GB
40 GB

The Witcher III PC Release Date:

19 May 2015

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Xbox Xbox One
PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4
Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

146 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB

145.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

139.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB

125.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB

118.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

118 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 8GB

116.4 FPS

Radeon VII 16GB

112 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB

111.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

100.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XT 8GB

93.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080

93 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB

88 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

87 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB

84 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB

82 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070

75 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

72 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB

72 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB

71 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660

69.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB

66.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 4GB

66.3 FPS

Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB

63 FPS

Radeon RX 570 4GB

57.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 4GB

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

51 FPS

Radeon RX 5500M 4GB

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 4GB

48 FPS

Radeon R9 390

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650

45.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

143.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080

136.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 3070

118.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB

113 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

109.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB

99 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB

89.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB

88.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

80.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 8GB

79.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB

77.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB

74.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070

69.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XT 8GB

61.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB

57.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB

53.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB

50 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

50 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060

47.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

110.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 3080

100.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 3070

95.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

94.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

65.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

59.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB

58.7 FPS

Radeon VII 16GB

57.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070

51 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB

50.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XT 8GB

49.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB

46 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 8GB

44.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080

43 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB

42.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

39.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB

34.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB

33.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660

29.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

27 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB

27 FPS

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Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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before overclocking my cpu and upgrading videocard i had your graphics card overclocked by 10/12%. i used everything on high (no hairworks) with texture, terrain and water on Ultra obtainig a smooth 45+ fps

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Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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Can I run it at 40 FPS?

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Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on low at 1080p?
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Can I run ?
Or is perhaps my video RAM to low for 1080p?

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03:07 Mar-09-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on high?
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I have a 1600x900 monitor

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Can I run it in 60 FPS on Medium-High Settings? I only have a 1366x768 monitor as well.

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Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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Can I run ? with max settings HBAO+ enabled and hairworks and have stable 60fps or like 57,60fps?

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10:16 Feb-19-2017

i dont think that u will get 60 fps inside a city but u will be able to get 60 fps outside.

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14:57 Feb-15-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on ultra at 720p?
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Can I run this game at 60 fps? no hairworks or other super intense stuff

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10:26 Feb-06-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on ultra at 1080p?
Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 8GB
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Well im running it on 900p ultra and got 40-56 fps, my i3 bottlneck this so much whats a good processor upgrade for this?

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10:56 Feb-06-2017

For your current mobo Sandy i5-2400/2500 or Ivy i5-3570 (for ivy cpus BIOS/UEFI update may be needed since you have H61 mobo)

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01:44 Feb-07-2017

Ive seen in benchmark that i5 2500 still bottleneck this gpu, ive got a deal of i7 3770 on $150 do you think its a good deal?

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06:24 Feb-07-2017

Yes thats a good price for a 3770 plus it supports pci-x 3.0 which may reduce bottleneck at peak load.

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23:50 Feb-07-2017

Thanks for the help silver! :D

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14:25 Jan-31-2017
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Can I run ? (Multi GPU)

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08:44 Feb-01-2017

I don't think you could be able to run it on a playable fps (30+fps) even on lowest maybe you will have a 15 fps average and better skip this game or buy a new system..

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16:17 Jan-24-2017
Can I run The Witcher III on medium at 1080p?
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Can i run at about 45fps?

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08:59 Jan-25-2017

I think you would be good with 45+ fps on medium @1080p

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16:09 Jan-23-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS?
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900p and what settings? Can I even get to close to 50fps?? Ehh?


in games like this I dont really see a huge difference between 900p and 1080p...


The rig tester claims I could run Medium/60fps/1080p, which I think is just pure bull****.

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18:08 Jan-23-2017

Well you can run it on medium but not for 60 fps, maybe like 25-45 fps.If that you want is 60 fps you can go with the following settings at your resolution you want :
medium textures
Foliage Visibility Range low
Grass Density low
shadows low
hairworks off
anti-aliasing off
ambient occlusion off

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06:53 Jan-26-2017

Ok, ty

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08:28 Jan-22-2017
Can I run The Witcher III?
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Can i run atleast on low? 1280x1080

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08:32 Jan-23-2017

Everything on low settings at your resolution with 35 average fps

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Can I run The Witcher III on low at 720p?
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Can I run it low to medium at playable framerate

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08:33 Jan-23-2017

Everything on low settings at your resolution with 30 average fps

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16:59 Jan-19-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on high at 720p?
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09:29 Jan-20-2017

I believe you can run it on high with 40+ average fps @720p

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13:10 Jan-18-2017

Hey guys so i thought id be easily able to play this at 1080p ultra 60fps+ but for some reason i only get 40 -60 fps why could that be?

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14:54 Jan-18-2017

hairworks, AA. the game is just demanding no other explainations

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03:02 Jan-19-2017

Alright thanks at least i know why now. This game is so beautiful im not even sure i wanna lower any settings.

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14:55 Jan-18-2017

you'll get drops but never under 45 fps

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Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on medium at 720p?
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or low?

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09:53 Jan-17-2017

I think medium settings should be just fine for you with 60 fps @720p except the following settings :
medium textures
Foliage Visibility Range low
Grass Density low
shadows low
hairworks off
anti-aliasing off
ambient occlusion off

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00:30 Jan-19-2017

Thanks mate. I'll have to try this one.

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