Digital Storm Vanquish II (Level 4) Gaming PC Review

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Company of Heroes 2 Performance

Unlike the shooters that make up most of our current tests, Relic’s Company of Heroes 2 (the follow up to the popular Company of Heroes from 2006) is a real-time strategy game published by Sega. The game is set in World War II, but focuses on the Eastern Front, with players primarily leveraging the Soviet Red Army through various stages of the campaign. Company of Heroes 2 uses Relic Entertainment's proprietary Essence 3.0 game engine, and offers some impressive visuals. We tested the game at various resolutions, with its image quality preset set to “higher”, “high” quality textures, snow, and physics, and anti-aliasing set to medium.

Company of Heroes 2
DirectX 11 RTS Gaming Performance

The key metric here is whether or not these systems can hit playable framerates, and although the Vanquish II couldn’t manage that at the two higher resolutions tested, it did post a strong-enough average score at 1920x1200. We should note that none of the systems tested achieved playable framerates at 4K, and those that achieved them at 2560x1600 did so by a relatively small margin.

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