Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes (DirectX 10)


Company of Heroes is another very compute-intense RTS that also has some unique features in it for fans of the genre including a fantastic graphics engine and a real-time physics engine built by Havok.

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Wow, talk about some improvements here!  The GTX 280 simply walks away with this win and even at 1600×1200 the results are impressive.  It is 42% faster than the 9800 GX2, 56% faster than the 9800 GTX and 76% faster than the HD 3870 X2 at 1920×1200!

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The Company of Heroes test points out some additional benefits of the GTX 260 compared to other three cards it’s compared against.  It easily outperforms the HD 3870 X2 as well as the 9800 GX2 in all resolutions.

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Once again the GTX 280 SLI scales fairly well at the top resolution: 2560×1600 tests see a 70% increase in the average frame rate with a 100% boost in the minimum!

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