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Total War: Three Kingdoms graphics performance: How to get the best settings on PC

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Total War: Three Kingdoms PC graphics performance: AMD Radeon R9 290

Every time I do one of these tests, the R9 290 never ceases to amaze me. No matter what game I seem to throw at it, it still manages to surprise and impress. Eventually there will come a day when it falls down a disastrous R9 270-like hole, but today is not that day. For Total War: Three Kingdoms runs mighty fine on the R9 290, thanks in no small part to its nice healthy dollop of 4GB of memory.

Admittedly, the base clock speed of just 94MHz probably lets this reference card down a bit when it comes to overall performance, but as long as you’re not dead set on playing the game with maxed out settings,the R9 290 puts in a fine performance indeed.

Can I play this at 1920×1080?

Fire ’em up, err… farm peasant, because an average of 64fps awaits on Medium. That said, with a little helping hand from the tips on the first page of this Total War: Three Kingdoms graphics performance guide, you can probably make a few improvements to its average of 41fps on High, too.

Can I play this at 2560×1440?

Just about! An average of 72fps on Low will give you the smoothest speeds, but I reckon you could probably manage an average of 40fps on Medium as well if you didn’t mind the odd dip to somewhere down in the mid 30s.

Can I play this at 4K?

So very nearly! 34fps on Low is as good as it’s going to get here, but at least you’ll never dip below 30fps!

Want to see what other graphics cards make of Total War: Three Kingdoms? Here’s a handy list of links:

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Katharine Castle

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests. She's also RPS' resident deals herald.

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