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Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 & AMD A10 5800K Review (w/ discrete)

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.


At 1080p when GPU bound, all systems deliver great frame rates, with the AMD A10 5800K system only 7 fps behind the Core i7 970 system.

At 720p however (when the processor plays a more important role), we can see the Core i7 970 system pulls way out in front, averaging 175 frames per second, compared to 104 fps from the A10 5800k. The Core i3 2105 system takes up last place with 99 frames per second.

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