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The yet-completed version of the game allowed played to walk about the island from a first-person perspective. Throughout the island are blue panels that players can interact with; those seen in the demonstration were primarily mazes, requiring players to draw a line from a starting point to a finish point. Other panels showed more complex mazes to be completed. Completing each panel unlocked other areas to explore or panels to complete. Blow has stated that there is more to the game than these mazes, in response to concerns from players; to Blow, "the point is the magic that happens in the player's mind when he understands the subtle things that the mazes are saying - because the mazes aren't just puzzles, they are lines of communication that aggregate, become more complex and eventually say surprising things".
Low vs Ultra The Witness Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a GeForce GTX 1080 get @ 1080p?

Reference Screenshots Only

No in-game screens available at this time*

* This page is using reference screenshots for display purposes and not from in-game

The Witness

GeForce GTX 1080

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 1080 Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 5 year old GeForce GTX 1080 while playing The Witness we quickly see it can get a very strong 130 FPS. To get that The Witness is benched at High graphics setting and at 1080p.

But then the GeForce GTX 1080 will get a solid big screen performance at 4K, with 42 frames per second. So we expect you are likely to consider running the game in 4K or 1440p. If you are interested, this is a cost of $16.67 per FPS, assuming we take it based on the GPU’s launch price.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what The Witness screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 42 FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 71 FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 93 FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $7.53 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $9.86 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $16.67 per frame.

GeForce GTX 1080 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for The Witness

Graphics Card price at launch: