Custom Cooled Video Card Shootout: ASUS & MSI
Dawn of War 2
||Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is a real-time strategy/tactical role-playing video game developed by Relic Entertainment based on the fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe. It is the sequel to the popular Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War video game series. Dawn of War II uses an updated version of the Essence Engine, Essence Engine 2.0, which allows for more detailed models and textures, as well as more advanced lighting and shading effects. We used the in-game performance test with the graphical settings set to their highest settings and anti-aliasing turned on.|
Dawn of War II uses a newer, updated version of the graphics engine used by Company of Heroes and it's much more taxing. The two GeForce GTX based cards performed about the same while the MSI R4890 Cyclone SOC takes a large lead here. However all three cards produced playable results with the game's image quality maxed out.