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The Witcher 2 – Performance Issue on nVidia Cards

This patch should now fix most issues for you!
The Witcher 2 – Patch 1.35

The following information is now deprecated. Get the patch instead.


Do you have the 3D Vision driver installed? Check “Control Panel -> Program and Features” and look for “nVidia 3D.”

Apparently there’s a bug with The Witcher 2 that absolutely tanks performance if you have the 3D vision drivers installed – it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re using them. I had this problem and in parts I was getting as low as 12 FPS on my GTX 570. Uninstalling the 3D Vision drivers fixed everything and in the same sections I now get 60+ fps with everything maxed except Ubersampling.

I was very lucky to stumble upon this information. Spread the word.

Of course also make sure you have the latest drivers from nVidia, which are 275.27 as of writing this. I heard those can solve a lot of problems as well.

More performance tips on the NeoGaf forums.

Categories: The Witcher 2
  1. msk
    May 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Ha! Cannot thank you enough for that post.

    After uinstalling 3D vision drivers Witcher 2 just went from “barely playable” to “almost ok” on my good old gf8600. Maybe i’ll be able to play the game after all 😉

  2. jaara
    May 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    The same thing here.

  3. Donald Walker
    May 26, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    How many drivers or there i only see one and it is named nvidia 3d is there more

    • May 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      There could be between 1 and 3 entries. Sounds like you just have the one. Get rid of it!

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