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Company of Heroes
DirectX 9 and 10 Gaming Performance

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 high.

Once again, there really aren't any shocking results here. Thanks to its factory overclock, the MSI N9600GT OC edges out the other two 9600 GTs, but none of the cards can keep up with the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, especially as the rendering load becomes more demanding.

Across the board, the performance drops significantly in Company of Heroes when DirectX 10 is used. Still, trend-wise, the results are similar to the DirectX 9 results.

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