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Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes

Relic Entertainment's World War II era real-time strategy game Company of Heroes was originally released as a DirectX 9 title for Windows.  But recent upates to the game have incorporated support for new DirectX 10 features that improve image quality and enhance the game's finer graphical details.  The game features a built-in performance test which which we used to attain the results below. Our Company of Heroes tests were run at resolutions of 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920x1200 with 4x anti-aliasing and all of the game's image-quality related options set to their maximum values.


Company of Heroes displays some interesting results. Despite having a higher factory overclock, the Sapphire Toxic 4870 actually performs slightly worse than the ASUS Matrix 4870 at higher resolutions. The ASUS Matrix 4850 also performed exceptionally well in this test, completely leaving the reference 4850 in the dust. Once again all three cards are faster than their reference model counterparts, although Company of Heroes does not favor Radeons and the GTX 280 pulls ahead by a large margin.

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