Rome: Total War – 0xAA and 0xAF
Rome: Total War (Direct X)
Rome: Total War is another game added today in our review to exand the scope of benchmarks and game genres covered in our articles. Rome: Total War is a real-time strategy game that uses a lot of units as do most RTS games.
The benchmark was conducted by utilizing FRAPS during a playback of one of my many failed battles in this game. I moved the camera aound in a very simple and repeatable fashion and zoomed in and out of the action at various times (also identical in each run). Rome: Total War only allowed resolutions up to 1280×960, so our tests were only run at 1024 and 1280 settings.
Here are the visual quality settings we used, turned all the way up.
Interestingly, both cards exhibit nearly no change going from 1024×768 to 1280×960 testing. What is obvious though is that the 6600GT walks away with a huge win here, by over 80% in some cases.