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Performance Comparisons with Company of Heroes


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 is the first of our DirectX 10 suite of games, and the performance difference is quite noticeable.  Even higher-end cards find it difficult to maintain the higher frame rates that we saw with the DX9-based Half-Life 2.  With 4xAA and Aniso enabled, and all graphics set to their highest quality, the extra memory bandwidth afforded to the 8800 GTX allow it to render the scenes quicker, and post the highest frame rates, although the difference at 1600x1200 was minimal.

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