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Total War: Rome II Benchmarked

Fun or just frustrating? Following the current trend, Creative Assembly and SEGA released their new epic strategy game before it was quite ready. Gamers are registering complaints about performance issues, texture problems and other sorts of bugs. You can find out here how well various notebook GPUs get along with Rome II.
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For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

We tested the "original version" of Total War: Rome II and were left with mixed feelings. The new Total War narrative is one of the most appealing strategy games we've ever seen, but on closer look there certainly are a lot of bugs.

While Rome II makes a striking impression at low zoom levels, close-ups definitely reveal flaws. Experienced gamers are bound to criticize not only the weak textures and frequent clipping errors, but even the periodically low polygon count.

It should be noted, however, that such high zoom-levels aren't all that common in the strategy genre, so it's not quite fair to expect the graphics quality typical of action or shooter games.

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The developers deserve to be praised for the comprehensive settings options. Let's begin with the basic graphics menu, which offers a variety of resolutions and a whole six presets. You can control the individual settings in the advanced options. Here we have about 20 menu items that span from "A" as in "anti-aliasing" to "W" as in "water". Depending on the level and graphics card, the game uses the Shader Model 3, 4 or 5. Although Intel's HD Graphics 3000 and HD Graphics 4000 chips have a compatible feature set, we could only use the "low" and "medium" quality settings.

It's also a shame that Creative Assembly only built-in an anti-aliasing mode and didn't think the presets through as far as they should have (the highest setting only activates 2x AF, which takes hardly any computational power). Like we've seen with the Call of Duty series, the game's graphics quality degrades very quickly as you select lower settings. At low or medium details, Rome II looks quite ugly (muddy textures, missing vegetation, reduced object count, etc.).

Even on the "High Quality" setting, epic battles don't quite reach their full potential. Only at high or ultrahigh details can we speak of first-class visuals. No current notebook graphics card can handle the top level, "Extreme". According to the developers, several patches should be released in the next few weeks. The patches are supposed to help with the game's performance, but whether the developers' intentions come to fruition remains to be seen.

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In general, we can say that the frame-rates fluctuate enormously. Even high-end GPUs' frame-rates plummet in some situations, despite the fact that the average display refresh rates suggest that the game should run fluidly enough for normal gameplay (see the screenshots below the Verdict section).

We also frequently had to fight with incorrectly loaded textures. Despite the fact that we selected the correct settings and installed the current drivers, on many systems the resolution of the character models was too low. As a result, some graphics cards ranked above models that are actually stronger (for example, the GT 640M ranked above the GT 750M).

Additionally, often textures "pop up" relatively late, which makes for a somewhat unstable image. All in all, the graphics don't seem to be fully developed. As was true of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the number of errors a gamer will encounter is (still) very high.

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Benchmark

Following Shogun II's example, Rome II also has an integrated benchmark. This benchmark is located in the advanced graphics menu and lasts about two minutes. Since the benchmark only reaches up to 66 fps (that is the maximum number of images recorded), we used the Fraps tool for our speed measurements -- here there is no limitation.

Results

Due to the fluctuating performance, it's not easy to reach a universally applicable conclusion about the game's system requirements. Even users of high-end systems have complained of jerky graphics. If you only take the benchmark into account and observe the recorded performance drops, you'll need an average of at least 40 fps to run the game fluidly. 

On the basis of this assertion, for low details and 1024x768 pixels, we recommend an entry-level chip on the level of the GeForce GT 720M or HD Graphics 4000. You'll need at least a mid-range GPU, like the GeForce GT 630M, to play the game at normal details and 1366x768 pixels. For the "High" preset, depending on the resolution, you'll require a model from the upper middle class or lower high-end sector (from the GeForce GT 640M up).

As previously mentioned our highest quality setting, comprised of the combination of 1920x1080 pixels and the "Extreme" preset, overtaxes every notebook graphics card on the market. Even mighty desktop GPUs, like the Radeon HD 7970 or the GeForce GTX 680, don't manage more than 40 fps (on average) in the benchmark. If you're willing to settle for the ultra setting, which runs about 40% more fluidly, for 1920x1080 pixels you'll need at least a GeForce GTX 680M.

A look at the Radeon HD 7660G reveals that the strategy title can also be limited by the CPU. It's hard to reach more than 40 fps with the A10-4600M. Speaking of AMD: While the Radeon HD 8970M ran suspiciously slowly at moderate settings (beneath the level of the GTX 660M), we couldn't even test the HD 7970M, because Rome II only recognized the integrated GPU. This problem must be tied to the game, the driver (we tried version 13.4 and 13.8 Beta2) or the Enduro graphics switching.

Benchmark Table: Total War: Rome II
Benchmark Table: Total War: Rome II

Verdict

Creative Assembly still has a lot of work ahead of them before anyone will speak of "flawless graphics" when they talk about Total War: Rome II. The original, that is to say, the unpatched version, leaves us asking whether the title might have been released prematurely. Without powerful hardware, the image jerks chaotically at high settings. As of right now, owners of weaker notebooks will have to make do with mediocre graphics quality.

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Test Systems

Our four most important test devices are courtesy of Schenker Technologies (mysn.de):

  • W503 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 765M, GTX 770M, GTX 780M, Radeon HD 8970M & HD Graphics 4600)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M)
  • XMG P502 (Core i7-3610QM, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 670MX, GTX 675MX, GTX 680M, Radeon HD 7970M & HD Graphics 4000)
  • Xesia M501 (Core i7-2630QM, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 630M & HD Graphics 3000)

A further thank you goes to Crucial for providing the 480 GB M500 on which Windows 7 Professional 64-bit is installed.

GPU drivers used: Nvidia 326.80 Beta, AMD 13.8 Beta2, Intel 9.17.10.3223 and 9.18.10.3165.

From left to right: Schenker Xesia M501, M503, XMG P502 & W503
From left to right: Schenker Xesia M501, M503, XMG P502 & W503

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186.45n2
48.9n2
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AMD Radeon HD 7620G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
170.4
72.8
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
AMD Radeon R9 M395
ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon R9 M470
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AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
SIS Mirage M661FX
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
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ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
NVIDIA ION 2
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
ATI Radeon HD 3200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
VIA Castle Rock
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel HD Graphics 2500
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
113.5n2
21.2n2
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon R5 M420
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
AMD Radeon R7 M380
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 2000
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon HD 8250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon 625
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
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NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
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AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 7290
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon HD 6320
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
Intel HD Graphics 510
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
189.8
152.3n2
38.3n2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
66.3
53.4
7.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
AMD Radeon HD 6250
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
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NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon 530
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
AMD Radeon R7 M460
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
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ATI Mobility Radeon X300
AMD Radeon Pro 450
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon Pro 455
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Intel HD Graphics 505
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
Qualcomm Adreno 680
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

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5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
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Florian Glaser, 2013-09-13 (Update: 2013-09-13)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.