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Benchmarking with Company of Heroes and Crysis

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 updates 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 a resolution of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4X Anti-aliasing and all of the game's image quality settings set to "High"

With Company of Heroes' built in benchmark, the Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Toxic 512MB trailed the ASUS GeForce 8800GTX by close to 30 FPS at both resolutions.  Both the Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Toxic 512MB and GeForce 8800GTX nearly tripled the scores of the value-class cards.

Crysis v1.2
DirectX 10 Gaming Performance


If you're at all into enthusiast computing, the highly anticipated single player, FPS smash-hit Crysis, should require no introduction. Crytek's game engine visuals are easily the most impressive real-time 3D renderings we've seen on the computer screen to date.  The engine employs some of the latest techniques in 3D rendering like Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Subsurface Scattering, Motion Blur and Depth-of-Field effects, as well as some of the most impressive use of Shader technology we've seen yet.  In short, for those of you that want to skip the technical jib-jab, Crysis is HOT.  We ran the SP demo with all of the game's visual options set to 'High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested.

In this test, the Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Toxic 512MB competed well, although both cards struggled with this very graphically intense game.

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