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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 970 4GB get @ 1080p?

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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 970 4GB

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 970 4GB Performance Review

Booting up The Witness with the 7 year old GeForce GTX 970 4GB looks like it will return a reliable 81 FPS. And those results are assuming a 1920x1080 screen resolution at High setting level.

The 44 FPS on 1440p Ultra setting is a great way of running this game with this GPU. You can still consider pushing it up to 4K, where it can get 37FPS on High 4K or perhaps drop it to Medium 4K, where it increases to 54 FPS. This comes in at $7.50 per frame at the GPUs release price.

In summary, we feel that the GeForce GTX 970 4GB looks and performs great on 1440p resolution. So if you want a 1440p The Witness experience it will generate 116 FPS on Low 1440p graphics setting, 91 FPS when on Medium 1440p, 61 FPS when played at High settings and down to 44 FPS when turned up to Ultra on 1440p. You might still be looking for 1080p though to get some higher smoother FPS, where you could get 58 FPS at Ultra 1080p resolution. So something to think about.

GeForce GTX 970 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for The Witness

Graphics Card price at launch: