AMD Polaris Showcased Running HITMAN At 1440p & 60fps, Total War: Warhammer Will Support DX12 [UPDATE]

AMD has just showcased its new graphics card architecture, Polaris, at its Capsaicin event. The red team showcased its new graphics card running HITMAN at 1440p with 60fps in DX12. While there is still no video yet from this demo, we’ll be sure to update this story once we get our hands on one.

In addition, during AMD’s event, it was announced that Total War: Warhammer will support DX12. The DX12 demo for Total War: Warhammer showcased 10,000 characters at once on screen.

Total War: Warhammer was delayed to May 24th and The Creative Assembly recommended – a while back – an AMD Fury X for 60 FPS+ on campaign map and in a 1v1, 20 units vs 20 units battle, and default graphics preset set to “Ultra”.

It will be interesting to see how much the game will benefit from this new API. A strategy game like Total War: Warhammer is ideal for showcasing Microsoft’s latest API, so we can’t wait to see the performance differences between DX11 and DX12.


We’ve added a video showing the HITMAN DX12 demo. The demo starts at 7:08

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