Radeon HD 3650 Showdown - ASUS vs. HIS

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Company of Heroes

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.


Company of Heroes breaks the trend set so far, by having the GeForce 8600 GTS and Radeon HD 3650s swap places.  We also notice that in this benchmark, the amount of onboard memory does seems to make a difference.  The two cards with a 256MB memory buffer - the Gigabyte 8600 GTS and ASUS' EAH3650 TOP - both find their way to the bottom of the pack.  Even the beleaguered Diamond HD 3650 1GB outguns them here, able to mix and match the slower DDR2 with four times as much memory to put up better numbers, especially at the higher resolution.  Cards from Sapphire and HIS are architecturely more similar, yet Sapphire has slightly higher core and memory speeds allowing it to move to the head of the pack.

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