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Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
||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 and 1600 x 1200 with 4X anti-aliasing and all of the game's image-quality related options set to their maximum values.|
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts wasn't kind to the Radeons. This DX10-based war title was murder on not only the HD 4850 cards, but on the HD 4870 as well. At 1280x1024, the HD 4850s found themselves anywhere from 10% behind the 9800 GT, to almost 30% compared to the 9800 GTX+. Things fared better at 1600x1200, but both cards still lagged behind the others.