Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III PC performance review

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Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III PC performance review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison

With the exception of Minimum settings, it is actually very difficult to spot the differences in Dawn of War III's overall graphics when the game in is motion, where players are focused on battle and not how pretty each of their units looks.    

At minimum settings, we see that the game takes a significant step back in graphical quality, having no texture differences from our Low setting but coming with no shadows, reduced levels of smoke effects and lighting complexity. In basic terms, this takes away a lot of unnecessary elements from the game to create an uncluttered experience for gameplay purist, as well as allows players to easily play with high framerates for a competitive edge.   

Moving up to low settings and we see the addition of shadows and smoke and complex lighting, giving the game a much more satisfying look. At low we can see that the texture quality of the game is poor at low settings on both standard and hero units. 

Easily the most noteworthy changes to the game are noticeable when moving the game's texture quality to High or Higher, providing more detailed units, ground textures and scrap across the terrain. Other differences are minor and are difficult to notice in most situations so texture quality should be prioritised when setting up this game. 

 

(Minimum VS Max Settings)

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(Low VS Max Settings)

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(Medium VS Max Settings)

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(High VS Max Settings)

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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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