Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by bfar, Jul 18, 2016.
Whats the consensus? Good feature or waste of GPU cycles for friggin' hair?
Both, looks great but so is the hit.
On garet it doesn't look very good but on monsters, especially the chimaera it looks amazing.
The hair moving between trish's legs is equally impressive
But regards to OP. If you can keep it on and maintain the fps you want then keep it on. But with it all maxed out its difficult to run and does give you quite an fps drop.
Does look good but I just keep mine on geralt.
With AMD cards the hit is pretty minor since you can cap the tessellation factor and lower the anti-aliasing on hair strands while still getting a good visual effect. Think you can only do the latter on nVidia cards.
So I run with hairworks on all on my 7870.
check driver to see if nvidia added an option to change tessellation complexity ?
i think i heard somewhere that they did but not sure.
With AMD optimized settings there is no noticeable hit, but it still looks very-very good!
It is adjustable, so it may be good or bad depending on your preferences.
For me, I turned it off. Solid 60fps was more important for me.
I think in terms of still image quality, it looks worse than having it off, even with high AA settings. As a regular screenshotter, this bothered me, and especially because you spend a lot of time seeing closeups of Geralt where it was most noticeable. Non-Hairworks hair looked better when still.
To make Hairworks not destroy your performance by up to 30-40%, you had to turn down quality level and AA. While Hairworks in its prime form looks fantastic in motion, its a shimmery mess at lower settings. As somebody who is sensitive to aliasing, this bothered me a lot.
My ultimate conclusion, for me personally of course, was that I could deal without Hairworks on Geralt completely and only have it for monsters. The big hunt monsters looked spectacular with Hairworks. But lowering the settings ruined a lot of this.
I could never really find a balance where I found it was worth it. Then again, I run a GTX970. If you had a 980 or especially a 980Ti, I'd probably have made the sacrifice and still been able to hit 60fps. At 1080p, at least....
On, but turn down hairworks AA.
makes Geralt looks like he's got white dreadlocks to me... i think hair without hairworks look better.
Get the mod that allows you to use hairworks only on the monsters... worth it
Hairworks looks great on the creatures and monsters but on Geralt it makes no difference.
Use this mod to disable HW on Geralt but keep it on the monsters.
Worth it imo, gives me a fps hit but I'm all about the shiny shiny
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