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Company of Heroes 2 Performance

Unlike the shooters that make up most of our current tests, Relic’s Company of Heroes 2 (the follow up to the popular Company of Heroes from 2006) is a real-time strategy game published by Sega. The game is set in World War II, but focuses on the Eastern Front, with players primarily leveraging the Soviet Red Army through various stages of the campaign. Company of Heroes 2 uses Relic Entertainment's proprietary Essence 3.0 game engine, and offers some impressive visuals. We tested the game at various resolutions, with its image quality preset set to “higher”, “high” quality textures, snow, and physics, and anti-aliasing set to medium.

Company of Heroes 2
DirectX 11 RTS Gaming Performance

The Company of Heroes 2 benchmark did not scale properly across multiple GPUs, so performance is all over the map. At the lower resolution, the factory overclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti come out on top, but the Radeons overtake it at the higher resolutions.

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Even though the game didn't scale properly, we recorded some FCAT results on the multi-GPU configurations anyway to see if there was any other anomalous behavior.  We did see a couple of huge spikes on the AMD-based setups, which weren't present with the GeForces.

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