Total War: Warhammer PC Performance Review
Published: 26th May 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
1080p Testing with AMD R9 Fury X and Nvidia GTX 980Ti
When looking at the 1080p performance of Total War Warhammer we can see that the GTX 980Ti does offer more performance than AMD's R9 Fury X, though I do not think that many PC gamers will actually be playing the game at this resolution.
At high settings the game can be easily played with averages of 60FPS but at Ultra we can see that these GPU do struggle a little, especially the R9 Fury X. At 1080p AMD's poorer performance seems to be down to CPU utilisation, with one core of the CPU maxed out at 100% throughout gameplay and both the GTX 980Ti and R9 Fury X seeing drops from the typical 99% usage that we see in most games.
It is clear that the GPU is limiting performance somewhat, which is something that we sincerely hope that the upcoming DirectX 12 update will alleviate.
Below is the results that we have received when using an early build of the game's DirectX 12 benchmark, which as I have said on the previous page is based on a much less demanding map. This means that our DirectX 11 results are not directly comparable, so do not expect 20 or 30 FPS gains from the upcoming API update.
In the DirectX 12 benchmark we can see that the performance of the GTX 980Ti and R9 Fury X are much more even, though Nvidia does still manage to snag the performance lead at high and below settings.