Total War: WARHAMMER III – Game Optimization Guide

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Right, so the big elephant in the room, how does it run? Well,compared to Warhammer II I noticed that it runs worse which is expected since that game had time to optimize and the fact that the game is almost 5 years old (Man). First impressions, it looks great, lighting looks fantastic, it seems a few issues prevalent in Warhammer II’s lighting, especially in snow maps, seems to have been made a lot better, grass, trees and overall textures are also sharper and bolder.
 
 

Important PC Specs

I7 9700k 4.6Ghz
 
EVGA GTX 1080TI
 
16GB RAM
 
Plus I play at 1440p (Bear this in mind)
 
 
I’m also on the newest Geforce Game Ready Driver.
 
 
 

Initial Benchmark

This is my opinion, when I bring a setting down, I bring it with full knowledge that the game might not look perfect, but most of the time you’re looking at a birds eye point of view anyways so.
 
 
P.s , all of my testing was done on the battle benchmark.
 
 
High settings (BASE)
 
On high settings, I was getting 61FPS which isn’t all that bad to be honest, but we can make it a lot better.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - D755E95
 
 
Low settings
 
152.8 FPS
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - 2988981
 
 
AA and shadows
 
Bringing shadows to medium (3FPS more) and the AA from TAA to FXAA netted me a whopping 12.7 FPS increase with (Again, in my opinion), minimal change to the look of the game that justifies almost 13FPS.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - C9EB44F
 
 
Texture Filtering
 
Bringing this up to 16x makes minimal difference to your FPS, less than 1FPS lost.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - 52648F6
 
 
Screen Space Reflections and Sharpening
 
5.6 FPS gained when turning these off, sharpening is a personal choice of mine, sometimes it looks alright but I prefer less.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - 84E433C
 
 
SSAO
 
Turning on SSAO loses you 8FPS, sure it can make the foliage and grass beautiful but again, up to you.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - 5A314DD
 
 
Lighting
 
Turning this down to low brings about 10FPS, however, certain effects such as the glow on the Ice Guard’s Glaives for example look less bright and toned down, though I’ve initially found that other than that on perhaps the darkness of certain shadows, it doesn’t make too much of a difference.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - 4F32714
 
 
Fog
 
Turning this down to Low nets me about 7.5 FPS increase.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - A5E25B5
 
 
Tree, Grass, Building, Terrain detail
 
Turning these all to medium from high only gave me about 3FPS increase so I wouldn’t think it was worth turning them down.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - 97BC325
 
 
Unit detail
 
Turning this down to medium from high gave me less than a 1FPS increase, not worth it.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - 925672B
 
 
VFX detail
 
Turning this down to medium from high was quite substantial with just over 13FPS gained. This is quite substantial as it effects spells, fires, explosions, etc. so test them both and see what you prefer.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Initial Benchmark - A50ED14
 
 
 

Conclusion

To conclude, the below settings are what I’ll probably be running and testing around with as I believe it meets a mix of both performance and a graphically impressive game.
 
 
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Game Optimization Guide - Conclusion - 4FB5916
 
 

Written by Sam8872

 
 
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