The Witness packshot image
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 RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 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 RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q

Low Vs Ultra GeForce RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q Performance Review

We can see that when playing The Witness with a GeForce RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q will get a very strong 145 FPS. That base FPS is at 1080p and High visual settings.

As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to The Witness rec requirements, it would make more sense if you pushed it up to 1440p or 4K, where even at Ultra 4K graphics settings the GeForce RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q will still get a solid 47 FPS.

In summary, Ultra graphics setting is highly achievable with this GeForce RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q card, but what monitor resolution are you looking to play The Witness at, because you can get 47 FPS at Ultra 4K. But perhaps you feel better served at 1440p, where you would get 79 frames per second on Ultra 1440p. Lower the resolution further and you get a blistering 104 FPS at 1080p Ultra.

GeForce RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for The Witness

Graphics Card price at launch: