The latest addition to the “Warhammer® 40,000™” franchise hits stores April 27, 2017 and PC gamers with Radeon™ RX cards will be ready to jump into the action with great quality settings at incredible framerates.
Relic Entertainment has made some great improvements in this franchise that introduces a slew of new units to control, some nice large scale battles, and some fairly incredible environments that have “Dawn of War® III” looking like a visual masterpiece.
Radeon™ RX graphics card users will see some great performance in this title and my newly installed Ryzen 5 1600X seemed to show 5 cores being pegged during gameplay. Disabling SMT didn’t change anything worth noting, so I ended up playing with no changes in the BIOS.
To play this game at decent settings, the recommended requirements are:
- OS: Windows 10 64bit
- Processor: AMD FX 8300 or Intel Core i5 or greater
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Video card: AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 or greater
For my testing I played through the opening sequence, for about 5 minutes. There were some intense graphical moments, ranging from large scale battles, to some cinematic moments where ships and explosions were interacting with the environment around my character.
One thing to note is the heavy cost of high AA. With so many units, you are going to want to watch this setting. For cards lower than a Radeon™ RX 470, I noticed a quick drop in the quality settings needed for high frame-rates. If you want to play at high settings, I’d recommend starting with a Radeon™ RX 570 for 60+ fps at 1080p max settings.