NVIDIA GeForce 9800GX2 Review - Benchmarking Company of Heroes

Submitted by skipclarke on 11 June, 2008 - 18:14

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Company of Heroes includes an in-game stress test as well. It is a "movie" rendered in real-time, using the in-game engine. The movie is anamorphic, and it letterboxes in 4:3 or 5:4, and pillarboxes in Surround. It appears to be locked at 60fps.

The 7950GX2 struggled with the test, and posted diminishing numbers as the pixel count increased. With the 7950GX2, the game is obviously GFX limited.

The 9800GX2 completely turns the table, and the demo maxes out at 60fps across the board. Two of the Surround resolutions did clock in at 61fps. My best explanation for this is that the large black areas (the pillarboxing) helped bump the fps just above 60.

The test was run with everything on max settings. But, considering the limited nature of the test, I don't find it a true benchmark of the 9800GX2's real performance. The 9800GX2 performed significantly better across the board, but I am left wondering how well it truly could have performed.

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