Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy computer game developed by Relic Entertainment that was released on September 14, 2006. On May 29, 2007 Relic released a patch for Company of Heroes that supports DirectX 10 and we used the latest patch to test DirectX 10 game performance. Supreme Commander : Forged Alliance is a stand alone expansion for the real-time strategy game Supreme Commander and was developed by Gas Powered Games. It was released on November 6, 2007 to the United States.
Company of Heroes was a marginal win for Intel at low resolutions. Supreme Commander Forged Alliance features one of the hardest time demos I run. It involves 500 marching units along with two nuclear detonations and an ACU detonation resulting in single digit FPS at 1920×1200. Phenom II did well maintaining better minimum frames per second but was considerably more jittery at 1920×1200. On the opposite end it did incredibly well at the “cpu limited” 1280×1024 resolution resulting in a overall win.