Firing up the DirectX 11 options in Total War: Shogun 2 we decided it was time to give the integrated graphics on our systems a bit of a workout with DirectX 11. Unfortunately one of our systems is not DirectX 11 capable when using the Integrated Graphics. While the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Sandy Bridge system sits idly by, the AMD APU systems are hard at work cranking out some solid numbers in Total War: Shogun 2. At 1280×1024 the ASRock A75 Pro4 was able to take the top spot at 1280×1024 with an average of 93.02 frames per second. Granted there is only a .6% difference in the top spot and the bottom. At 1920×1080 the ASRock A75 Pro4 fell to the second spot with an average of 66.34 frames per second, behind the MSI A75MA-G55 performance of 66.43 frames per second. A difference of only .13%.
In S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat the ASRock A75 Pro4 fell to the bottom of the pack with a 1280×1024 average frame rate of 40.1 frames per second. By comparison though, there is only a .4 frame per second difference between the top spot and the ASRock A75 Pro4. Running the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat benchmark at 1920×1080 the ASRock A75 Pro4 was able to match the performance of the ASUS F1A75-M Pro with an average of 30.7 frames per second, though the MSI A75MA-G55 was able to maintain the top spot with an average of 31.2 frames per second.
In Aliens Vs. Predator we once again saw very little performance difference. At 1280×1024 the ASRock 175 Pro4 averaged 25.8 frames per second while the ASUS F1A75-M Pro took the lead with 26.1 frames per second. At 1920×1080 the ASRock A75 Pro4 averaged 18.1 frames per second while the MSI A75MA-G55 took the lead with an average of 18.2 frames per second.
The ASRock A75 Pro4 had an overall score of 1803 3DMarks and a GPU score of 1665 3DMarks, it wouldn’t be able to get any closer to the top spot than it already did. The overall score of the ASRock A75 Pro4 was 1 3DMark behind the MSI A75MA-G55 score of 1804.