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?
Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 760 EVGA SC W/ ACX 2GB Edition 8GB
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if not what settings should i change and how much fps will i get thank.

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09:46 Jan-17-2017

Well if that you want is 60 fps on high quality settings i can recommend you the following :
High textures
Foliage Visibility Range low (how far you will see the grass etc)
Grass Density low (how many grass/flowers you will see)
shadows medium
hairworks off (hair details and animations) it have 3 options only: on Geralt, on everything,off.I suggest off but On Geralt only it's ok

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21:45 Jan-18-2017

Ok thanks im getting a solid 50+ fps it sometimes drops down to 45 but thats fine

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04:48 Jan-12-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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08:07 Jan-12-2017

Yes you can go with high but with 4 settings lowered @1080p 60 fps
Foliage Visibility Range medium
Grass Density medium
shadows medium
hairworks off

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02:23 Jan-10-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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09:13 Jan-10-2017

With this card you can on medium-high settings on 60 fps, if you want ultra settings your cpu and graphic card can't handle it, even my setup can't handle on ultra more than 60 fps (because of the cpu) without spike lags or fps drop.

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16:14 Jan-10-2017

45-55 fps (which is perfectly playable) with my setup on high and some settings on ultra, you got better gpu i believe, so yeah

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23:15 Jan-09-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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09:14 Jan-10-2017

Yes you can go on ultra 60 fps @1080p easily

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thanks for the reply

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19:47 Jan-09-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on ultra at 4k?
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10:13 Jan-10-2017

i am not quite sure one Gtx 1080 can handle 60 fps on 4k on ultra, maybe sli should do the trick with ultra 60 fps but anyway maybe you will have at 4k around 40 fps average

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14:49 Jan-10-2017

Sounds good, thanks for the info :-)

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21:58 Jan-06-2017
Can I run The Witcher III?
FX-8120 GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition 8GB
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Settings for me?

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08:49 Jan-09-2017

high-ultra settings 60 fps @1080p (better go only with high)

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20:28 Jan-04-2017
Can I run The Witcher III on low?
Core i5-3450 3.1GHz GeForce GTX 550 Ti 8GB
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Can I run ? on any setting at all? even all low ? thanks in advance for any answers

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12:49 Jan-06-2017

your GPU is the issue, Witcher 3 is'nt very cpu intensive, it prefers to Rinse your GPU tbh. I've seen people run this on high on a base clock AMD 860k (talking from experience) Perhaps upgrade that but you should be able to get it at low

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10:17 Jan-04-2017
Can I run The Witcher III?
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You guys think I'll be able to run this?

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11:13 Jan-04-2017

Surely. On around high settings even :)

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12:46 Jan-04-2017

Thanks Fudgehog!!

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10:03 Jan-04-2017

This is a definition of well optimized game. I'm getting great performance with Textures on ultra and most other settings on high, hairworks disabled. And the game looks stunning :)

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22:25 Jan-03-2017
Can I run The Witcher III?
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12:56 Jan-04-2017

On 720p you should be able to run on low settings with hairworks turned off.

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17:58 Jan-02-2017
Can I run The Witcher III?
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19:36 Jan-02-2017

Yes you can, a mix between low and medium settings depending on your resolution. You will also need to turn hairworks off for smoother framerates.

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15:46 Jan-02-2017
Can I run The Witcher III at 60FPS on high at 720p?
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19:40 Jan-02-2017

I'd say your best bet would be to aim for medium settings at 720p for 30-40 fps.

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19:58 Jan-01-2017

I am buying this laptop: i7-6700HQ, 16gb ddr4, gtx 1070. I'd like to know if I can run this game on ultra at 1080p, with hairworks enabled? Its the main reason I'm upgrading to that laptop

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00:59 Jan-17-2017

sure you can bro! that laptop is a beast!

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19:17 Jan-01-2017

Can I run? Won't be playing until i play and finish witcher 2 but i want to know if i'll need to upgrade my cpu first for this one.

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19:32 Jan-02-2017

You will be able to run the game, but will have a much better experience if you upgrade your CPU to match the power of your RX 470.

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02:58 Dec-31-2016
Can I run The Witcher III?
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Dual CPU; DDR2 RAM

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02:03 Dec-28-2016
Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on low?
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Screen resolution 1366x768. 750M is NOT SLI. Can my laptop handle it?

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16:46 Dec-26-2016
Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on medium at 720p?
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22:09 Dec-26-2016

medium settings @1080p 30-50 fps
Foliage Visibility Range low
Grass Density low
shadows low
hairworks off

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00:42 Dec-26-2016
Can I run The Witcher III on low at 1080p?
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22:08 Dec-26-2016

medium settings @1080p 40+ fps
Foliage Visibility Range low
Grass Density low
shadows low
hairworks off

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19:43 Dec-25-2016
Can I run The Witcher III at 30FPS on medium at 1080p?
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or 900p

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22:06 Dec-26-2016

medium settings @1080p 35+ fps
Foliage Visibility Range low
Grass Density low
shadows low
hairworks off

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14:05 Dec-29-2016

Okay, ty. Now Gaben gets my money

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20:27 Dec-23-2016
Can I run The Witcher III?
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Can I run it at all guys?

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22:05 Dec-26-2016

of course you do, everything on medium settings at your resolution 35+ fps

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