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Performance Comparisons with 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 1,280 x 1,024, 1,600 x 1,200 and 1920 x 1200 with 4X anti-aliasing and all of the game's image-quality related options set to their maximum values.

 


Again, when you look at 3-Way SLI from a standpoint of even moderately high resolutions like 1600X1200, the case for it is much less compelling.  3-Way is only 14% faster than standard SLI at 1600X1200 with 4X AA enabled in Company of Heroes.  Scale up to 1920X1200 and you'll gain a 27% performance edge with three cards over standard dual-GPU SLI.  However, the real bang for the buck again comes at 2560X1600 resolution with 4X AA enabled, where 3-Way SLI is about 40% faster than standard SLI and 150+% faster than a single card.


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