Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III PC performance review

Graphical Options and Settings

 Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III PC performance review

Graphical Options and Settings 

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III offers a lacking graphical options menu, coming with a mere five graphical settings aside from resolution and resolution scale.  

The game will run in a borderless windowed mode and scale your chosen render resolution to your display's resolution within windows. Beyond this, the game also features a resolution scale mode to allow the game to run with a lower internal resolution, though with the game already running in a scaled borderless windowed mode this option is effectively meaningless.  

To start off PC gamers should not use the game's AA options unless they want a huge performance hit, with the exception of low AA that just uses FXAA. Moving to High AA cuts performance in half over no AA, which means that it should only be used by PC players who have excessive levels of GPU performance.  

 

Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III PC performance review  

List of Graphical Settings

Below is a list of this game's graphical options and every setting that each of them can be changed to.  

 

Image Quality: Minimum, Low, Medium, High, Higher and Maximum

Texture Quality: Low, Medium, High and Higher

Gameplay Resolution: 50%, 66% and 100%

Unit Occlusion: On/Off

Anti-Aliasing: Off, Low (FXAA), Medium, High

V-Sync: On/Off

Physics: None, Low, Medium and High

Brightness: Slider 

 

Tested Graphical Options

Dawn of War III does not have any built-in graphical presets, so we have essentially created our own for the purposes of performance testing, these are the settings that we will use throughout our graphical comparisons and hardware testing. 

 

 MinimumLowMediumHighMax (No AA)Maximum
Gameplay Resolution100%100%100%100%100%100%
Image QualityMinumimLowMediumHighMaximumMaximum
Texture DetailLowLowMediumHighHigherHigher
Unit OcclusionNoNoNoMoYesYes
Anti-AliasingNoNoNoNoNoHigh
PhysicsNoneLowMediumHighHighHigh
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Most Recent Comments

29-04-2017, 14:36:48

Dicehunter
Really impressed with the Fury X on the heels of the 1080.Quote

29-04-2017, 14:52:39

Bartacus
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Really impressed with the Fury X on the heels of the 1080.
Me too! It really shows AMD's driver team has come a long way. That bodes well for Vega.Quote

29-04-2017, 17:45:15

Kourgath223
Anyone else think minimum settings looks kinda close to the texture quality of the original Dawn of War?Quote

29-04-2017, 17:55:06

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
Me too! It really shows AMD's driver team has come a long way. That bodes well for Vega.
AMDs drivers have been great for years. I suspect the performance of this game is due to great optimization for GCNQuote

29-04-2017, 19:09:31

Kourgath223
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
AMDs drivers have been great for years. I suspect the performance of this game is due to great optimization for GCN
Well more recently it seems AMD is doing a better job of getting drivers out prior to or the day of a games release.Quote
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