Shogun 2 was released last week and features an enhanced version of the Total War engine which uses DirectCompute for depth of field, contact hardening shadows (higher quality) and hardware tessellation.
Testing was performed at 1680×1050 with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering and maximum in game settings.
When we tested Shogun earlier today, as the results above show, the 267.71 driver gave us less than ideal performance from our GTX 590. That seems to have been resolved in 267.84 though as the framerates increase significantly, to a stage where we exceed our dual 6990′s on minimum and maximum framerates.
Here is an example of how the game looks at our tested settings.
PowerColor offer their own branded version of the liquid cooled R9 295 X2… and now for those who want a similar level of framerate they have their air cooled dual core R9 290X with Devil 13 branding. Today we take a look at this R9 290X2 to see what Powercolor can do with their custom design card in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and GRID Autosport at 4K resolution.
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