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.
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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.