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Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War II: PC Performance Benchmarks for Graphics Cards and Processors

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Released : 2010
Genres:
Add-on (Standalone) / Strategy (Real-time) / 3D
Developer:
Relic Entertainment
Publisher:
THQ

System requirements for maximum rendering quality recommended by the gameGPU website :

Minimum

Operating system : Vista®, Windows 7 Processor : Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz or Athlon 64 x2 5800+ RAM : 2 GB Video card: DirectX®9 compatible video card with 512 MB RAM Radeon HD 4830 or GeForce G TS 250 DirectX: DirectX ®9 Winchester: 6 GB free space

Effective

Operating system: Vista®, Windows 7 Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz or Athlon 64 x2 6000+ RAM: 2 GB Video card: DirectX®9 compatible video card with 512 MB RAM Radeon HD 5750 or GeForce G TX 260 DirectX: DirectX ®9 Winchester: 6 GB free space

Optimal

Operating system : Vista®, Windows 7 Processor : Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz or Phenom II x2 545 RAM : 3 GB Video card: DirectX®9 compatible video card with 1024 MB RAM Radeon HD 4870 or GeForce G TX 285 DirectX: DirectX®9 Winchester : 6 GB free space

Official description of the game

Set in the dark, warlike world of the Warhammer 40,000 sci-fi universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising takes players into the middle of a galactic struggle between ancient enemies. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising will introduce the Chaos Space Marines as a new accessible army, continue the original single player campaign, add a new war-gear and raise the level cap to 30. Relic Entertainment will also add new multiplayer maps and new units for the first four races.

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Veterans of the first Dawn of War II campaign will be able to use their existing army to take on the Black Legion of Chaos in 20 new missions. Beginners will also start the game with already equipped Space Marine units. The powerful weapons of the forces of Chaos can be used against them, but this can lead to dire consequences. Will you risk incurring corruption for the sake of greater power?

Overview: Playability

We got acquainted with Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II last year. This game brought us several innovations in the world of Warhammer 40,000 strategies. Firstly, the number and number of commanded units was sharply limited - now we had to protect and count each soldier. Secondly, we were now unable to build anything and all our expenses were replenished from outside. And most importantly, the Warhammer 40,000 series has ceased to be a thoroughbred strategy and has taken over the RPG component.

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And what did Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising bring us ? And in fact, nothing. It is very difficult to call it an independent project. In fact, this is a regular game addon that was added to the original version of the game. We didn’t get something revolutionary from Chaos Rising - new companies and a little more pumping of game characters.

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Those who expected something more from Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II will get something less. And the same players who have been waiting days and nights for the continuation of their favorite series will be quite satisfied.

Review: Game Graphics

The graphics have not changed since last year. All the same polygons, models and textures. It looks a little poor by today's standards, but thanks to the efforts of the developers it is quite nice. Of course, we will keep silent about the shadows - this is a separate conversation, for which the developers should be scolded a little ...

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The battles, of course, are epic in nature: large-scale shootouts, explosions and colorful brawls - all badaboom special effects, as expected, are performed at an unsurpassed level. As befits the Warhammer 40,000 series, this graphic component of the game always attracts with its colorful beauty.

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The graphics are not very technologically advanced by modern standards, but quite pleasant and balanced. Now let's see how this "beauty" will affect our favorite hardware...

Review: Game resource intensive

Для Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising от вас потребуется процессор уровня Core 2 Duo 2,66 ГГц или Athlon 64 х2 6000+ и объем оперативной памяти в размере 2 гигабайт.

 

Аппаратная конфигурация

Процессор

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550@ 4.25 ГГц кэш L2 12 Мбайт,

Материнская плата MSI P45 Platinum 7512 (LGA 775) P45/ICH10R
Память 4 Ггб OCZ DDR2-1150 @ 11160, 5-5-5, 2,2 В
Видеокарты

GeForce 8400 GS 512 мб
GeForce 8500 GT 512 мб
GeForce 8600 GT 512 мб
GeForce 8600 GTS 512 мб
GeForce 8800 GTS 640 мб
GeForce 8800 GS 512 мб
GeForce 8800 GT 512 мб
GeForce 8800 GTS 512 мб
GeForce 8800 GTX 768 мб
GeForce 8800 ULTRA 768 мб
GeForce 9400 GT 512 мб
GeForce 9500 GT 512 мб
GeForce 9600 GSO 768 мб
GeForce 9600 GSO (G94) 512 мб
GeForce 9600 GT 512 мб  
GeForce 9800 GT 512 мб
GeForce 9800 GTX 512 мб
GeForce GT 210 512 мб
GeForce GT 220 1024 мб
GeForce GTS 250 1024 мб
GeForce GTX 260 896 мб
GeForce GTX 260 core 216
GeForce GTX 280 1024 мб
GeForce GTX 275 896 мб
GeForce GTX 285 1024 мб
Radeon HD 2400 PRO 512 мб
Radeon HD 2400 XT 512 мб
Radeon HD 2600 PRO 512 мб
Radeon HD 2600 XT 512 мб
Radeon HD 2900 GT 512 мб
Radeon HD 2900 PRO 512 мб
Radeon HD 2900 XT 1024 мб
Radeon HD 3450 512 мб
Radeon HD 3470 512 мб
Radeon HD 3650 512 мб
Radeon HD 3690 512 мб
Radeon HD 3850 512 мб
Radeon HD 3870 512 мб
Radeon HD 4450 512 мб
Radeon HD 4470 512 мб
Radeon HD 4550 512 мб
Radeon HD 4650 512 мб
Radeon HD 4670 512 мб
Radeon HD 4750 512 мб
Radeon HD 4770 512 мб
Radeon HD 4830 512 мб
Radeon HD 4850 1024 мб
Radeon HD 4870 1024 мб
Radeon HD 4890 1024 мб
Radeon HD 5450 512 мб
Radeon HD 5670 1024 мб
Radeon HD 5750 1024 мб
Radeon HD 5770 1024 мб
Radeon HD 5830 1024 мб
Radeon HD 5850 1024 мб
Radeon HD 5870 1024 мб

Жёсткий диск 2 RAID0 Western Digital Caivar WD2500GL 250 Гбайт, 7200 об/мин, SATA 3 Гбит/с

Системное ПО и драйверы

Операционная система Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
DirectX DirectX 11
Драйвер платформы Intel INF Chipset Update Utility 9.1.0.1012
Графический драйвер

Nvidia GeForce/ION Driver Release 196.21

ATI Catalyst 10.2

Игра в своих графических настройках имеет встроенный бенчмарк, что немногим облегчило нам наши труды. Бенчмарк по самые катушки напичкан взрывами и перестрелками разношерстой толпы. Так что его громоздкая нагрузка на видеокарты показалась нам вполне приемлемой.

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Наши видеокарты тестируются обобщённо во всех разрешениях и вы можете оценить как ведёт себя ваша видеокарта относительно других современных решений практически во всех игровых разрешениях. Все видеокарты тестировались при максимальном качестве графических установок.

Тестирование при максимальных настройках качества 1024х768

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Тестирование при максимальных настройках качества 1280х1024

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Тестирование при максимальных настройках качества 1680х1050

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Тестирование при максимальных настройках качества 1920х1080

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Although the game does have ads for ATI cards in its content, their advantage over Nvidia is very slim. Having a very modest graphics by modern standards, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising has a very immodest appetite for the graphics subsystem. And although the average FPS threshold is quite high, its low bar falls below the baseboard...

Conclusion: Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising is a great gift for fans of last year's project. Those who expected a resuscitation of strategic mode dominance will be disappointed, the game still has a strong RPG bias.