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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 Radeon RX 580 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

Radeon RX 580 4GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 580 4GB Performance Review

Playing The Witness on the Radeon RX 580 4GB, which is a 4 year old graphics card will likely deliver a solid 81 FPS. Note that those results would be running at High and 1920x1080 screen res.

The Radeon RX 580 4GB is going to do great at 1440p. We can see that in Ultra 1440p we will avg around 44 FPS. At High setting it gets 62FPS, but it is also capable of bumping up to 4K in High settings. 4K High will return 37 FPS or 4K Medium gets 55 FPS. Converting this into a cost per FPS we are looking at $5.00 on High settings and $3.36 at Medium.

To summarise, we feel that with the Radeon RX 580 4GB you can enjoy The Witness at 1440p resolution pretty comfortably. The graphics card is going to run smoother on High 1440p rather than Ultra, where it would be getting 44 FPS. But when run on 1440p High it would get 62 FPS, and at Medium 92 FPS and then on Low it would return 117 FPS. The Radeon RX 580 4GB would also be good at 1080p Ultra, getting 58 FPS.

Radeon RX 580 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for The Witness

Graphics Card price at launch: