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Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising Benchmarks

Editorial Team, 11/06/2011

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.

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      Model
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
 Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising (2010)
low
1024x768
low
onAA
med.
1366x768
medium
offAA
high
1366x768
high
onAA
ultra
1920x1080
ultra
onAA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
137
93
85
78
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
83.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
137
96
86
80
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
124
89
80
72
AMD Radeon HD 6870
90
76.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
72.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
118n2
83n2
84
59.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
136
90
79
40.8
ATI Radeon HD 4850
101
79
39.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
88
61
51.2
27.2
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
55.4
26.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
118
64.4
47.4
21.42
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
55
42.6
31.8
14.2
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
57
37.7
30.3
19
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
71
50
Intel HD Graphics 4000
78.8
34.18
19.4
8.15
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
82
38
26.3
12.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
64
31
21.6
8.9
Intel HD Graphics 3000
39n3
16.3n3
      Model
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
39
18.9
12.9
4.8
Intel HD Graphics 2000
26.4
10.38
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
18.75n2
8.05n2
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
6.14
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
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Editorial Team, 2011-11- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)