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Benchmarking with Company of Heroes and Crysis

Performance Comparisons with 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 updates 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 a resolution of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4X Anti-aliasing and all of the game's image quality settings set to "High"

Company of Heroes performance leaned in favor of the BFG 9600 GT OCX, which topped the Sapphire HD 3870 by 15.3FPS at 1280x1024 and 12.5FPS at 1600x1200.  With the older GeForce 8600 GTS, the results lagged by a minimum of 50% when compared to either the BFG 9600 GT OCX or Sapphire HD 3870.

Crysis v1.2
DirectX 10 Gaming Performance


If you're at all into enthusiast computing, the highly anticipated single player, FPS smash-hit Crysis, should require no introduction. Crytek's game engine visuals are easily the most impressive real-time 3D renderings we've seen on the computer screen to date.  The engine employs some of the latest techniques in 3D rendering like Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Subsurface Scattering, Motion Blur and Depth-of-Field effects, as well as some of the most impressive use of Shader technology we've seen yet.  In short, for those of you that want to skip the technical jib-jab, Crysis is HOT.  We ran the SP demo with all of the game's visual options set to 'High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested.

With Crysis, the results shifted in favor of the Sapphire HD 3870, which lead the BFG 9600 GT OCX by 1.83FPS at 1280x1024 and 4.17FPS at 1600x1200.  Once again, the GeForce 8600 GTS was outgunned by more than double its score in this test.

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