Hi everybody, I'm looking at a Dell with an AMD Athlon II X4 630 with an ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB and 4GB Ram. How well would this play Medieval 2 Total War and then the newer Total War games. Would I be able to play these with high settings without choppiness?
You should be fine for MTW2, I can max that out on my rig (19x12), and was able to max it out on a Dual Core, with 2x4870s.
However, I can NOT max out ETW. This is a very demanding game, and it seems to be GPU limited on my machine. Crossfire 4870s are probably more powerful than a 5770, so you will find you have to ease back on some of the in game settings.
Even with some powerful CPUs, we're still looking at framerates only just in the double digits. This may be acceptable for some, but I found the main battle map was too choppy when I maxxed out the graphics.
I stick to my original assertion that the 5870 does not 'easily max out ETW'