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Company of Heroes
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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 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4X anti-aliasing and all of the game's image-quality related options set to their maximum values.

Company of Heroes ran much faster on the two GeForce 8800 cards, with frame rates nearly a third faster at lower resolutions, although this divide was narrowed down some at 1600x1200.  At this resolution, the 8800 GTS 512MB is untouchable, but the lower amount of memory on the 8800 GT seems to hamper its ability to keep up allowing the HD 3870 to come within five frames per second.  Diamond's overclocked Viper HD 3850 finds itself placed squarely between the default-clocked Sapphire HD 3850 and the ATI Radeon HD 3870.

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