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I have what I consider a pretty good rig (HD6790, 8gb, i7 etc) and my Windows scores were on 7.9 for most except the HDD which was at 5.9. I swapped out the HDD 1000rpm for a SSD running at 550mbps.
Before this I had the graphics settings on a mix of high and normal and reading a lot of posts saying how folk with lesser settings had it on high I could not understand. So I forked out on a new SSD drive. I now have everything on Ultra and boy does it look amazing. The game runs like a dream with no flickering and the units are on large. I previously struggled with the other Total War games so expect this has been my rigs achiles heel for everything for a few years.
Just having a few niggles with Windows updates but otherwise I recommend checking out your rig set up against the Windows scores.