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Benchmarks: Company of Heroes, Dawn of War II

The popular real-time strategy game Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts uses the Essence Engine 1.0 game engine. With maximum quality settings and 4xAA/16xAF enabled the Radeon HD 5970 again was the only contender to break the 100fps barrier at 2560x1600. It averaged 120fps at this resolution, making it 32% faster than the GeForce GTX 295 and 45% faster than the Radeon HD 5870.

Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II uses the newer Essence Engine 2.0, which allows for more detailed models and textures. At 2560x1600, the Radeon HD 5970 averaged 72fps, making it 24% faster than the Radeon HD 5870 and 47% faster than the GeForce GTX 295.