Total War ROME 2 is the eighth stand alone game in the Total War series, it is the successor to the successful Rome: Total War title. The Warscape Engine powers the visuals of the game and the new unit cameras will allow players to focus on individual soldiers on the battlefield, which in itself may contain thousands of combatants at a time. Creative Assembly has stated that they wish to bring out the more human side of war this way, with soldiers reacting with horror as their comrades get killed around them and officers inspiring their men with heroic speeches before siege towers hit the walls of the enemy city. This will be realised using facial animations for individual units, adding a feel of horror and realism to the battles.
We test at Ultra HD 4K resolution with the ULTRA Preset.
NOTE: We also added test results at the ‘EXTREME' preset – a setting which has not yet been playable at 3,840×2,160.
Total War: ROME 2 is an incredibly demanding engine and even a single R9 295X2 can drop to 27 frames per second at Ultra HD 4K resolutions – at the ULTRA setting. The OverclockersUK “Infinity Vesuvius” R9 295X2 QuadXFire System produces an average of 109 frames per second, staggering performance. With the image quality settings toggled to EXTREME, the system maintains smooth frame rates, dropping only once below 30 frames per second.
No one really needs an average of 110 frames per second — however with dual R9 295X2's you are able to maximise the image quality without suffering from problematic frame rates.