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DirectX 10 Gaming Performance

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, 1680 x 1050, 1920x1200 with no anti-aliasing and all of the game's image-quality related options set to their maximum values.


Company of Heroes displays some interesting results. The performance results at 1280x1024 are completely different than expected. The slowest card of the bunch, the GTX260, takes the top spot due to the CPU bound circumstances. The results for the other two higher resolutions are much more in line with expectations. We can see that overall, all three cards perform about the same, with the MSI R4890 Cyclone SOC coming out on top.

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