Heroes of Might and Magic VI Benchmark

Heroes of Might and Magic VI

Might & Magic Heroes VI is a turn-based strategy video game for Microsoft Windows, the sixth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. Heroes VI is developed by Black Hole Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. On 18.08.2011, one year after the initial announcement, a playable demo war released.

Note: This benchmark features Heroes of Might and Magic VI v1.1

Test Hardware | Heroes of Might and Magic VI
Processor

Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)

3.3 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings disabled, Turbo Boost disabled.

Motherboard MSI P67-C43-B3, Intel P67 Chipset
Memory 2 x 2 GB DDR3 1600MHZ
Hard Drive WD 500 GB SATA III
Graphics Card Sapphire HD6950 1 GB
Power Supply Corsair TX 650 W
System Software And Drivers
Operating Systems

Windows XP SP3 x32

Windows XP SP2 x64

Windows 7 SP1 x32

Windows 7 SP1 x64

Windows 8 DP x32

Windows 8 DP x64

DirectX DirectX 9
Graphics Driver AMD Catalyst 11.9 WHQL


Operating System Benchmark

Heroes of Might and Magic VI Operating Systems Benchmark

All operating systems tested are evenly matched. Still, Windows XP has the edge in DirectX 9 games an takes the lead by a healthy 5%. Despite this “little” performance irregularity, all operating systems behaved the same, game looks, loads and feels the same on all of them.


Cores Benchmark

Heroes of Might and Magic VI CPU Benchmark


CPU Usage
1 Core
100%
2 Cores
~90%
3 Cores
~63%
4 Cores
~49%

Developers recommend a dual core CPU for Heroes VI but as you can see that is not enough for the best performance. To achieve best performance and to avid bottlenecking high end video cards you will need a powerful triple core processor. Despite this, performance with dual core CPUs is more than decent, further more you can enjoy this game even on single core processors as long as you lower game settings.


Image Quality Comparison

Heroes of Might and Magic VI Image Quality Comparison

Performance is relative but any mainstream graphics card and dual core CPU should be able to run Heroes of Might and Magic VI at decent settings without any issues.

There seems to be some problems with Heroes VI and laptops, apparently this game doesn’t support them (developer say), pretty generic response.