AMD announced that the latest update for Total War: WARHAMMER comes with specific AMD Ryzen CPU optimizations. According to the red team, these optimizations brought an uplift of up to 10.5% with the “High” preset and up to 7% with the “UItra” graphics preset.
Going into more details, the Bretonnia update helps the underlying game engine better understand the topology of Ryzen with respect to the number of logical vs. physical cores. As such, this helps Total War: WARHAMMER better schedule threads on the processor to reduce resource contention.
AMD has shared the following chart to showcase the performance improvements that were possible thanks to these optimizations. The system that AMD used was an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X with an Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming5, 2x8GB DDR4-2933 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (378.92 driver) and Windows 10 x64 (build 1607). The game was tested at a 1080p resolution.
The Bretonnia update for Total War: WARHAMMER is already available on Steam!