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Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Graphics Performance Tweak Guide

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Graphics Performance Tweak Guide
We show you the vast amount of graphics options in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide and how they affect gaming image quality and performance.
By: Sean Ridgeley | Guides | Posted: Nov 28, 2015 3:12 pm

Introduction

 

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Swedish developer and publisher Fatshark came onto the scene in 2008. It's worked primarily on action games since its inception, many with mixed results, but found some success and good reception with wild West shooter Lead and Gold and co-op hero defense game Bloodsports.TV. Now it's released Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, a four-player co-op game that uses the Left 4 Dead formula as a foundation for a quality action game set in the Warhammer universe.

 

 

Vermintide is likely the most PC-centric release from Fatshark yet, boasting an extensive list of graphics options, 4K support, regular patches, free DLC, and butter smooth controls. So naturally, I was keen to dive in and test it to help you get the best performance out of the game while sacrificing as little as possible visually.

 

 

Test Setup and System Requirements

 

The Extreme preset was used as the baseline while testing with this guide. Also, Fullscreen mode and 75 Field of View (FOV) were used, and V-Sync was disabled. All testing except that done for Reflections, Depth of Field, SSAO, and Skin Shading was performed before the 1.02 patch cycle. While these settings are not cited directly in those patch notes, it's possible they see higher framerates than they would've beforehand due to general performance optimizations.

 

 

Our Test System

 

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 15.9.1 beta
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

 

 

System Requirements

 

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8/8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit*
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9500 @ 2.83GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 /w 1GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: *WARNING: 32-bit OS is NOT officially supported at this time

 

Recommended:

 

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8/8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit*
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00 GHz or AMD FX-9590 @ 4.7 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: *WARNING: 32-bit OS is NOT officially supported at this time

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