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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.

As always, update to the latest Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition driver HERE to take advantage of the latest optimizations for Radeon™ graphics cards.



Adam Kozak, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.


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  • Brian

    Good article. I like the note about AA, as I tend to blindly set it to medium or higher without thinking of the number of objects that might need coverage. Since I have a 480 and a 1200p monitor, I think I’ll be fine with maxxing it out with Low AA.

  • colesdav

    Thanks for the interesting article. I look forward to try this game out

    If AMD built a game settings optimiz er into AMD Crimson ReLive then having articles about which settings you should use could maybe be reduced to “turn on game optimization setting in Crimson ReLive Local Settings, set the slider to performance, balanced or quality, press the optimize button, launch the game from it’s Profile.

    This functionality was supported in Raptr (AMD Gaming Evolved) in the past.

    Please consider putting it back in directly to the AMD Crimson ReLive Driver.

    I think most gamers would simply like to launch their game and play it optimal performance and quality immediately,
    rather than play with in game settings.

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