Someone save us, we’re drowning in games. Relic’s Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 has become the latest to join the assembled throng of quality titles launching in the first half of 2017. The previous assumption was that Dawn of War III wouldn’t be launching late in 2017, however publisher SEGA has come out and announced an April 27th release date on PC. Here's the full Dawn of War 3 system requirements.

Dawn of War 3 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-540 3.06 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 805 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6950
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 50 GB available space

Dawn of War 3 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0 GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 50 GB available space

As far as real-time strategy games go, Dawn of War 3 is just about the most demanding game this side of Ashes of the Singularity. If you've watched any recent footage then you'll be aware the battles in Dawn of War 3 can be absolutely huge, featuring potential dozens of independent units all casting their own light sources as they fire at one another.

It really is a sight to behold, and it does mean W40K: Dawn of War 3 does need a fairly hefty GeForce GTX 770 or a Radeon HD 7970 or in order to max everything out at 1080p. In truth this isn't that demanding by today's standards, but for an RTS it certainly is. Provided you have 2GB VRAM on your GPU, you should be okay to play Dawn of War 3 at decent graphics settings.

Elsewhere, Windows 10 is recommended but isn't required; there is no DirectX 12 support for Dawn of War 3, and just about any quad-core or dual-core + multithreading CPU will be able to run Dawn of War 3.

One last thing - Warhammer 40K: DoW3 will require an internet connection at all times. Without a net connection you will be able to play but progression will not be saved. 

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the W40K: Dawn of War System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Dawn of War 3 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Dawn of War III Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.