I seem to be having a problem running Rome Total War on my ASUS ROG GL551JW. The game is choppy/glitch/laggy, no matter the video settings -- with max or min settings, the game remains choppy. This is strange given my being able to play Counter Strike: Source on max settings without a problem. Perhaps my computer is overqualified for Rome Total War? The specs for my comp are:

15.6-Inch FHD Screen. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2G GDDR5 Discrete Graphics / Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.6GHz) / 1 TB 7200RPM Hard Drive. 16 GB DDR3 RAM / Wireless 802.11 A/C. 10/100/100 Gigabit Ethernet Port / 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1x MiniDisplay port. SDXC Card Reader.

The recommended requirements for the game can be found here: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri?gameName=rome-total-war&itemId=10210&p=r

It seems I should have no problem running this game without it being choppy. Any suggestions?

Thank you!

  • CS:S is probably a bad example for you PC's capabilities as it is not at all graphically intense – imulsion Jun 9 '15 at 21:26
  • This might seem random, but is your laptop plugged in? I have a different ROG model and performance nose dives when the laptop runs off battery as it throttles performance. – Ellesedil Jun 9 '15 at 21:44
  • Rome: Total War came out 11 years ago. For Windows XP. So did CS:S, but unlike CS:S, Rome is not based on an engine that continued to be updated to work on modern machines and operating systems for the years that have passed. If I had to guess (which I do because you don't specify) I'd say you are using Windows 8 -- which didn't really care to maintain good backwards compatibility with older systems. – TZHX Jun 9 '15 at 21:49

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