Total War: Shogun 2 is a brand new SEGA made DirectX 11 based strategy game that takes place in ancient Japan. Featuring campaigns that take place on both land and water this is a game that can really stretch the limits of your graphics card.
For all of our testing we simply employed the use of the Very High preset setting that is available in the control panel of the game. Under this setting there is no AA settings set up and the AF is set to Trilinear. We ran our tests at both 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 1024 resolutions.
Benchmark Results: Shogun 2 is the newcomer in my stable of video game benchmark testing and, as you can see, it can really tax a video card no matter how powerful it is. Even the Radeon 6870 is in second place. Although it is very playable and I did not notice any lag or dropped frames I don’t know that I would use the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC at such a high setting at 1920×1080. I will give it a break because the map that I do use for the benchmark is on water and we all know how water renders… slowly. But being as that it scored below 30 FPS, I would just want a bit higher frame rate, but hey, maybe that’s just me.