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 will feature 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.
Shogun 2 is a demanding Direct X 11, especially at high image quality settings. Both HD7850 and HD7870 produce smooth frame rates at these settings. The HD7870 is only 6 frames per second behind the more expensive HD7950.