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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.

 

GPU speeds count for just about all the differences in our testing of Company of Heroes, as the order of the Radeon HD 3870s seems to be dictated by the relative speeds: 830MHz for the Diamond HD 3870 1GB, 825MHz for Sapphire's HD 3870 Atomic, and 777MHz for the Diamond HD 3870 512MB.  We somewhat expected the larger memory buffer to propel Diamond's 1GB card's performance higher than the others but here, at least, we didn't see any improvement.  Once again, the tandem of GeForce 8800-based cards are head-and-shoulders faster than any of the HD 3870s we could throw at them.


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