Total War: Rome 2 System Requirements Revealed

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Total War: Rome 2 System Requirements Revealed

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The Creative Assembly has unveiled what PC gamers will need to run its latest game of high detail conquest.

The Total War games tend to be rather large scale affairs. A single battle can involve armies with thousands of soldiers that the player, in turn, can zoom in on to admire as they clash. With the combat involving so many moving, highly detailed parts, you'd probably be correct to assume you'd need some processing power to back the game up. Now, to help franchise fans prepare for the heavy load of the upcoming Total War: Rome 2, the game's developers, The Creative Assembly, have released the title's system requirements.

According to the developer, the system requirements are as such:

Minimum:
OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
Memory: 2GB RAM
Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space
Screen Resolution: 1024x768

Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics: 1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
DirectX®: 11
Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080

With the game's hardware requirements unveiled, we're curious as to how our readers' current PC builds stack up. Personally, Total War: Shogun 2 was the game that showed me just how out date my desktop PC was. Will Total War: Rome 2 be doing the same for you, or will you manage to squeak by and stave off upgrading just a bit longer? Fans everywhere will find out when the game launches on September 3rd.

Source: Polygon

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Intel i7 2600K 3,4GHz CPU
8 GB RAM
Nvidia Gforce GTX 560 Ti 1GB

So... I think it means I barely hit the recommended specs with the most important component (the graphics card). I don't have any problems running Shogun2 on reasonably high settings, but it starts to chug a little if I max everything out.

I'm fairly sure that Rome 2 will be demanding more than Shogun 2, however, so their recommended specs may not quite be what I'll aim for.

I must admit, though, that I'm pretty impressed that my card still holds up well today, even after all this time.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

The only part of the recommended stats that beats my 4 year old (medium powered) rig is the processor. I run an AMD Phenom II X4.

Everything else is on par with the requirements.

Intel i5 3550 3.30GHz CPU
8 GB RAM
ATI Raedeon HD 7870 2GB

Pow, within my spec limit! Preeeeeordeeeer tiiime! =D

I would love to see the game running on the minimum specs, i'm sure that's a ton of fun.

The only game i have ever seen capable of running decently on the minimum specs is Call of Duty 2.

Intel i5 3570K 3.4 GHz CPU
8Gb Ram
GeForce 66Ti 3Gb

Guess i am pretty much set.

Now i just need to figure out what, apparently, is such a big deal about this game, look up some trailers and decide if i want it.

Welp. Time to buy a new computer.
Capatcha: Face the music
Oh, shut up.

I should be fine it seems, but 35GB... that's a lot.

Daveman:
I should be fine it seems, but 35GB... that's a lot.

Empire runs at over 20 last time i checked.

wombat_of_war:

Daveman:
I should be fine it seems, but 35GB... that's a lot.

Empire runs at over 20 last time i checked.

I know, I just don't think I've had a game take up over 30GB before. Better set aside 2 days to download the damned thing.

35 Gigs huh? Well only 1 gig larger than my skyrim folder. Overall I'm happy to see the recommended specs are not really high (my computer is dire need of an upgrade, but I just don't have the money for it). Now I just hope the loading times have improved from shogun 2.

I hate when they list VRAM size instead of giving a rough model reference.
Seriously, there are cards with incredibly shitty clock speeds that still have well over 1GB VRAM.

Compared to other Total War titles, I think this one is the least demanding, relative to the available power. Though we have no idea what the GPU requirements are, you can get 50$ cards with 1GB of VRAM, and they won't play shit. Though generally Total War games tend to be a bit more CPU intensive.

My current setup should be able to run it just fine on reasonably high settings, though I'm hoping I'll be able to upgrade my CPU come September to let my dual 6850s shine and max this puppy.

Taking those specs as-are, my laptop easily trounces the recommended.

However, anyone have more info on the GPU required? 1024 mb DX11 isn't very descriptive, and I have a suspicion my GT 630M (equivalent to a GT 555M) will struggle a bit. Still, runs Bioshock Infinite at High quite well.

Daveman:

wombat_of_war:

Daveman:
I should be fine it seems, but 35GB... that's a lot.

Empire runs at over 20 last time i checked.

I know, I just don't think I've had a game take up over 30GB before. Better set aside 2 days to download the damned thing.

I lost my pre-30GB cherry downloading Max Payne 3. Thanks to a downloading time more commonly associated with the Trident submarines and that downloading things from Steam basically stops all other medium-to-high bandwidth intensity things on this network, it took me the better part of a week.

So my 5 year old laptop barely scraps the bottom of settings. yeah, i can make train rides fun again!

lancar:
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I'm fairly sure that Rome 2 will be demanding more than Shogun 2, however, so their recommended specs may not quite be what I'll aim for.<...>

recommended does not mean run everything on max with clogged up processes in the background you know.

cikame:
I would love to see the game running on the minimum specs, i'm sure that's a ton of fun.

The only game i have ever seen capable of running decently on the minimum specs is Call of Duty 2.

i actually played quite a few games on comptuers bellow minimum specs and most of them were playable. sure sometimes FPS woudl drop and whatnot, but since most of those games were strategy games, whether you paly at 25 or 20 FPS you can still play it (much ahrder in shooters where you need precision aim)

Prof.Beany:
I hate when they list VRAM size instead of giving a rough model reference.
Seriously, there are cards with incredibly shitty clock speeds that still have well over 1GB VRAM.

yep. especially as some graphic cards like to "use system ram if they run out of" and as such report back that ram isntead. like there are programs that show my 512MB ram card as 2GB ram card since it can add another 1.5gb from main memory if it runs out (not sure how it would utilize slower ram efficienty but apperently it can), so less comptuer savy people will get confused a lot. i saw people claim their GPUs had 8 gb of ram and whatnot.

Intel i7 3930K @ 4.50GHz
32 GB RAM
2x Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 in SLI

Can't wait :)

Yeah my system can easily handle this, looking forward to it's release :-)

I should never have asked for a MAC.

i7 3770K Quad Core

GTX Titan

16GB RAM

Yep, can definitely do this. That's a HUGE amount of HDD space it's asking for though.

I've clocked over 340hours of Shogun 2, i have a feeling i will be spending even more time on this due to its diversity of units / factions.

cant bloody wait

Going to be my first foray into the series, my brother has played a thousand + hours of Rome and Medieval 2. I have watched and liked what I saw. Seems as good a time as any to get into the series and my laptop should be pretty comfortable running it on medium-high settings if I kill every background process possible. Yes that includes you windows explorer.

Huh... Those requirements are a lot lower than I was expecting. My 3yo dual-core system meets the recommended requirements. Even my 5yo single-core comes close.

I'll definitely see about picking this up sometime.

35GB damn games are getting big again! o wells time i invested in a larger hardrive

Gitty101:
i7 3770K Quad Core

GTX Titan

16GB RAM

Yep, can definitely do this. That's a HUGE amount of HDD space it's asking for though.

Nice set up, how much did you pay for your rig in total? Also, how much of that RAM do you actually ever use at one time?

OT - 4th Gen i5 at 3.6 ghz, 660TI gpu, 8GM Ram. Should run just fine!

Hmmmm, I'm guessing I'll be ok for this game. I can run Shogun 2 all on ultra settings, so I'm fairly confident.

Plus I've just spent a fuck tonne of money on this piece of shit, so I'll be kicking it down the stairs if this doesn't work.

I more than meet the recommended. Bring it on!

note:
lmao my captcha was literally
"live.
love.
internet."

Zedilt:
Intel i7 3930K @ 4.50GHz
32 GB RAM
2x Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 in SLI

Can't wait :)

32 GB RAM? So you're going to be loading the entire game into RAM? Do you actually use that RAM for some other computer activities? I assume very few games even come close to 16GB.

Either way, I'm still jealous of the cpu and cards.

Well, I was a little worried about the specs for this - but I'm pretty sure my rig will max this fairly easily!

AMD HD7870 - 2GB - 1250Mhz
AMD FX-8120 - 4.5Ghz ( Upgrading to 8350 or a steamroller in September )
16GB 2400Mhz RAM

I meet all the requirements for the recommended settings actually. I know I wont run it on the absolute max settings, but I will be reasonably close.

As I've said on the official forum, you can always check on these two sites if you're unsure
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
It'll just show you how well past the minimum and/or recomended specs you are graphically, but it's helpful at least.

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=4691&game=Total%20War:%20Rome%20II

And yay, the second one gave me a 9,9,9 in grade...ultra size with nice graphics and toned down effects, here I come! :-D

No thanks, Creative Assembly. Shogun 2 was a steaming turd for me and I will not buy this. I'd rather play the original.

Wait, would a 3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i5-2500, Radeon HD 6850 hit recommended settings? I keep hearing "2nd generation intel" but that's very vague.

Oh boy my two year old not for gaming laptop is going to melt on this one. I think I just meet the required specs. I can play Empire and Naopleon on pretty decent settings. Still, if I must push it to the very limit for Rome 2 I shall.

Some things are worth it. I will have my Total War!

I5 3570k 3.4 GHZ
8gb Ram
GTX 660ti

i doubt i can max it out but it falls well into comfortable for me

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