Company of Heroes 2 PC Technical Review

Company: Sega
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: June 28th, 2013

Introduction, test setup, requirements

Company of Heroes 2 (COH2) is the newly-released sequel to 2006's Company of Heroes, lauded as one of the greatest RTS games of all time. As with that one, COH2 runs on the Essence Engine, but the new 3.0 version, which supports DirectX 11 as well as DirectX 9, dynamic weather (thanks to “ColdTech”), destructible environments, and more.

If you're curious to see how the game looks, performs, and stacks up in terms of PC features, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 320.49
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Processor: 2Ghz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 30GB
    • Video Card: 512MB Direct3D 10 capable video card (GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 2900XT)

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 3Ghz Intel i5 quad core or equivalent
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Storage: 30GB
    • Video Card: 1024 MB Direct3D 11 capable video card (GeForce GTX 470 or Radeon HD 5850)