Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising Benchmarks
The RTS Dawn of War 2 is based in the Warhammer 40.000 Universum and offers decent graphics and a good single player story. In the following article we will present benchmarks of various laptops and desktop systems.
How We Test
We use the integrated benchmark test and the graphics presets to test the game. The benchmark shows a massive battle and should give a good impression of the gameplay.
Analysis of the Benchmarks
To play Dawn of War II you need at least a modern integrated graphics card like the Intel HD Graphics 3000. However, the lowest detail setting are not very appealing.
For good looking high settings you should at least have a mid range graphics card in your laptop, like the GeForce GT 540M.
To play in the highest settings and resolutions fluently, a mobile high-end graphics card like a GeForce GTX 560M or a mid range desktop card like the GeForce GTS 450 are needed.
The benchmark itself is not very CPU bound, as the old GeForce G210M with a slow 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo manages to keep up in low details.
An overview of the games we have tested can be found here.