Shogun 2 is set in 16th-century feudal Japan, in the aftermath of the Ōnin War. The country is fractured into rival clans led by local warlords, each fighting for control. The player takes on the role of one of these warlords, with the goal of dominating other factions and claiming his rule over Japan. The standard edition of the game features a total of eight factions (plus a ninth faction for the tutorial), each with a unique starting position and different political and military strengths.
We are using the built in benchmark which is available via the STEAM client for this game – we opted to use the balanced benchmark option at 1280×720 resolution.
The A4 3400 didn’t complete the test in Direct X 11, aborting before it started. This game is too demanding for the APU, even with a discrete card added in Hybrid Crossfire. A more powerful graphics card would be required to play this game, even at 720p.