Three Kingdoms: Total War – How To Improve PC Performance | Settings & Tweaks Guide

Total War: Three Kingdoms is the latest installment to the Total War series which is set to take place in 190AD during a period where the Han dynasty is nearing total collapse. Like the past installments, this is a turn-based strategy real-time tactics game where players take on control of a faction and must defeat the other factions in order to control and rule China.

The game at the current moment has yet to release into the public hands yet so we’re going to offer some quick tips on how to optimize your PC for the game. We’re also going to update this article with tips, tricks, and guides on how to overcome errors or any issues that may come up when Three Kingdoms: Total War launches.

[This is a work-in-progress article. Check back for future updates.]


How To Improve PC Performance | Settings & Tweaks Guide

System Requirements

PC Minimum Integrated

  • I7- 8550U 1.80GHz
  • 6GB RAM
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620

PC Minimum Discrete

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.00GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • GTX 650 TI / AMD Radeon HD 7850

PC Recommended

  • I5-6600 3.3GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.6GHz
  • 8GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 Fury X

Update Your GPU

If you have a dedicated graphics card then you’ll likely get alerts through software like GeForce Experience alerting you of updates. These updates are actually important as they often help performance in the latest video game releases. There’s normally a healthy amount of updates available so be sure to check for available updates and install them once available.

Set CPU Priority

When a game is running sometimes you can improve the FPS and performance of the game by alerting your PC to make that particular program a high priority. To do this you need to set the program priority in the Task Manager. Simply press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to bring up the Task Manager and then right-click the program of your desire, in this case Total War: Three Kingdoms and go into the priority menu and set it to high.

Remember To Be Reasonable

Remember at the end of the day, your PC system components will only handle so much. If you don’t meet the recommended requirements then you may not get the highest quality so if you need to dial back on the settings in-game to boost your performance then there’s no shame in that.

Optimize Software

If a video game doesn’t offer a means to adjust the settings to help a game perform for your setup then there are other software’s to aid you. For instance, look at Razer Cortex, a software that helps your PC performance to make gameplay a bit smoother and best of all it’s easy to set up and completely free.

Using SSD Storage

SSDs have become pretty common today and most PC gamers utilize them in various aspects. Installing the game on an SSD will help load times drastically and its the reason why so many have converted their HDDs to SSD. They are not too much more than HDDs right now so if you haven’t made the switch then you very well may want to.