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Nvidia to bundle The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with GTX 900(M) series

by Mark Tyson on 6 March 2015, 14:40

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Cd Projekt Red, RPG

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 'The way it's meant to be played' title due for launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 19th May. The game is said to boast gorgeous graphical splendour on all platforms but on PCs, and especially on those with Nvidia hardware, you should experience the cream of the crop in visuals. Now, thanks to serial leaksters VideoCardz, we know that the highly anticipated open-world epic RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will most probably be a free bundled game with upper echelon Nvidia GeForce GTX 900(M) graphics cards.

Nvidia is obviously proud of the graphics in the new game from CD Projekt RED and featured it at Gamescom last August demonstrating the visual capabilities of HairWorks. It also supports more realistic clothing and destruction via Nvidia APEX technology. These technologies benefit the natural living appearance of characters and animals in the game.

Looking at the leaked GeForce promotion graphic you will notice that buyers of graphics cards including the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960, 970 and 980 will qualify for the free game offer. If you purchase a notebook, after (if) this promo starts you will need to buy one which includes a GeForce GTX 970M or better to add The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game to your collection for free. It's not that far until game launch so this promotion should be made official soon – if indeed this is a legitimate deal.

As a reminder the minimum and recommended hardware and software specs to run The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are as follows:

Minimum System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements

 

   Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz

   AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940

   Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660

   AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870

   RAM 6GB

   OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)

   DirectX 11

   HDD Space 40 GB

 

   Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz

   AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz

   Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770

   AMD GPU Radeon R9 290

   RAM 8GB

   OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)

   DirectX 11

   HDD Space 40 GB

 

Nvidia showed off The Witcher 3 at GDC earlier this week because it is one of the Nvidia SHIELD Android TV console launch games. I've embedded the Nvidia GRID streaming demo video below. Skip to 11m 30s in the video presentation, below, to get to that bit.



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I was kind of hoping for CD Project to stay out of these kind of partnerships with either manufacturer. But it can't be detrimental to the other side can it?
Well It's not like CD Project can ship their game with AMD's new hardware!

I am using a Gigabyte Windforce 3 7950, was going to buy the 290x when it started shipping with custom coolers, then the bit coin craze blew that idea up. Looked at the GTX 980 but said I would rather wait for the 390x. Got excited when I read it might be announced at GDC, then AMD decides to wait. Now I'm not sure what to do, guess I can wait some more for the 390x or buy a 290x or a GTX 980 and use both or all three cards 7950+?+390 with Directx 12. Yes I'm a little butt hurt at AMD but really would like to stay on the red team, my 7950 has been perfect so far.
Eesh. I was looking at switching teams for the first time in my computing career after the 960 fail from nvidia, but the ‘no show’ from AMD's 3xx series cards and now this means im going set for a 970. Well played green team. Still a shame AMD cant seem to pull their finger out, it's letting nvidia slack off
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