The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Fur Tech Overview

NVIDIA has been working on entirely new technology to greatly enhance the visual effect of creature/animal fur in video games, and one of the titles that will really be showcasing this is CD Projekt RED's upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The technology was shown off at the recent PAX Prime event, too, and DSOGaming has a quick write-up (with pictures) on what we should expect:
During this year's PAX Prime, Nvidia showcased its Fur Tech that will be used in The Witcher 3. In this demo, Nvidia showcased what its latest tech looks like, however it seems that this particular technique will require a really high-end graphics card in order to be enjoyed. In fact, Nvidia demoed its Fur tech at a mere resolution of 1024×768 and the Titan card was able to only push 65fps when there were two wolves on screen.

Naturally, some may say that the performance is not so bad for such a wonderful technique but they are wrong. Without Nvidia's Fur Tech, the demo (with one wolf) was running at 410fps. When Nvidia enabled its Fur tech, the framerate dropped to 140fps. Yeap, we're talking about a 270fps performance hit.

Not only that, but The Witcher 3 will be packed with some of the best and obviously most demanding visuals we've ever seen, and there will most probably be more than two wolves present during fights. Add to this that most gamers will use higher resolutions than the one used in the tech demo and you got yourself one of the most demanding PC techniques.